Freshly pureed strawberries and homemade whipped cream create magic in the form of these beautiful pops that are hard to get over. Fun and easy to make, these creamy strawberry popsicles are something your taste buds must have anticipated for a long time.
This fruity frozen treat is versatile and can be used to make popsicles of various flavors and with a variety of fruits.
Sometimes the simplest things in life bring the best moments that linger on the memory lanes forever!
Just like this simple Creamy Strawberry Popsicle recipe that is easy to make yet the best thing to dig into on a warm summer day!
Exploding with the flavors coming from the fresh and juiciest strawberries, these homemade popsicles are a better option over the store-bought ones that contain preservatives and other undesirable ingredients.
Well, you can customize the sweetness in your recipe just the way you want. Adjust the amount of sweetener, sugar, or honey to suit your likability.
You can even substitute sugar with honey for a more subtle sweet flavor. But, avoid giving up on the sweetener altogether, as this will leave the popsicles tart.
A word about Creamy Strawberry Popsicle
Creamy Strawberry Popsicle is a delicious surprise and a frozen treat prepared with fresh or frozen strawberries, sweetener, whipped cream, and the ever so enticing vanilla/ strawberry extract.
This recipe calls for fresh strawberries, although you can also use frozen strawberries. I have used the fresh, juicy, and perfectly ripe strawberries to end up with these gorgeous-looking popsicles.
These yummy pops also flaunt tons of texture from the added sliced strawberries, making them look and feel more embellished!
Reasons You’ll ♡ this creamy Strawberry Popsicle
The color, the taste, the creaminess, everything is on point! But, this is not undoubtedly the only reason to love these pink sticks of ultimate delight! You will further admire these homemade strawberry popsicles as —
- Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients.
- Requires basic equipment for the making.
- A hit with kids and adults alike.
- Healthier than the store-bought ones, which may contain certain unrecognizable ingredients sometimes.
The best part is, that it’s a very versatile recipe that can be made with various other fruits like blueberries, raspberries, and many more!
There are limitless options when you have made up your mind to get creative!
The creamy strawberry Popsicle Ingredient list
Strawberries — The star ingredient of this Popsicle recipe, strawberries used here are fresh but can be frozen too. The drool-worthy flavor to this recipe is brought by this ripe, juicy, and excellent fruit!
Milk — Added to the recipe to ease the blending of the strawberries in the blender. It also lends the needed moisture.
Whipped Cream — Homemade whipped cream is used for this recipe as it is fresher than the store-bought one, and it also makes the creamiest popsicles.
Extract — Strawberry or Vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the popsicles.
Sweetener — Honey is added as a sweetener in the recipe. Honey blends wonderfully and also lend its unique delectable flavor. However, you can use powdered sugar or superfine sugar too as a substitute.
How to make the best Creamy Strawberry Popsicle
Purée ingredients — Start by making the creamy strawberry popsicle base. For this, add the strawberries, milk, and honey to a blender or food processor. Blend the ingredients until everything is completely smooth and creamy.
Prepare whipped cream — For 2 cups of whipped cream, combine 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, and vanilla extract to the bowl of your stand mixer. Start whisking the cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold the puréed fruits into the whipped cream until well blended.
Pretty color — Don’t these pops look great with their lovely pink color? Wondering what makes them so attractive? Let me introduce the secret ingredient that brings charm to these pops.
Adding a teaspoon of the Strawberry freeze-dried powder renders this beautiful pink color and more intense strawberry flavor to the recipe that captivates your eyes and the senses.
Fill popsicle molds — Transfer the blended popsicle mixture into popsicle molds until it almost fills the top. Insert popsicle sticks and close the lid.
Freeze — Freeze for 8 hours or overnight until the creamy strawberry popsicles are completely frozen solid.
When ready to serve, remove the creamy fruit popsicle from the mold and enjoy!
Recipe Tips and Variations
Substitute for whipped cream — Using whole milk yogurt as a substitute for this recipe will work great. It adds a hint of creaminess to our yummy popsicles. You can also use flavored yogurt for an overall enhanced flavor. You can add 1½ cup of yogurt to this frozen strawberry popsicle recipe for the best results.
Ripest strawberries for the yummiest popsicles — You should use the red and ripest strawberries for the best-tasting popsicles. The sweetness of these strawberries is the deciding factor for the quantity of sweetener added to the recipe.
For the silky smooth texture of these popsicles — Blending the strawberries into a smooth puree is essential for that gorgeously soft, smooth finish of these popsicles. Use a blender or food processor that churns the strawberries to their silkiest smoothness.
Adding honey for a magical sweetness — Honey complements the fresh tarty taste of the strawberries and adds just the right touch of desired sweetness. However, you can add vegan sugar, maple syrup, monk fruit sweetener, or date syrup for the vegan version to bring in the required sweetness.
Take a taste test — After the strawberries have blended well, go for a taste test. It will confirm the sweetness of the puree. If the puree doesn’t taste as sweet, you may add a teaspoon(s) of sweetener to adjust the taste as desired.
Use frozen Strawberries — If you crave these popsicles out of season, you can still make them with frozen strawberries. The recipe will turn out to be just as delicious!
Adding sweetness is imperative — Originally, the strawberries taste tart, and as such, we need to add some form of sweetness to the recipe to counter-balance their tarty taste. We can add sugar or honey, whatever suits our taste best.
A truly make-ahead recipe — This easy strawberry popsicles recipe can be made in advance to be enjoyed later. Make them a day earlier and freeze them into the perfectly frozen creamy strawberry popsicles that are ready to eat the next day.
For the dairy-free popsicles recipe — You can use full-fat canned coconut milk cream for the creamiest texture of these popsicles. You will get the same yummy popsicles using coconut milk cream, no compromise with the taste.
For a beautiful pink color — You can add a teaspoon of powdered freeze-dried strawberries to the blended strawberries mixture for a stunning pink color and another layer of flavor!
Let me know what you think!
This effortless strawberry recipe with concentrated strawberry flavors takes just 10 mins to prepare for the super delightful indulgence. Try it today and enjoy it as a perfect relaxing treat this afternoon.
Fun and flavors will surely engulf you and won’t let you stop with just one popsicle. Can’t believe it? Well, make this recipe with step by step tutorial now to believe it!
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Creamy Strawberry Popsicle
- Rinse the strawberries thoroughly in cold tap water. Drain and pat the berries dry with a clean towel. Trim the green leaves from the strawberries.
- Transfer the strawberries to a food processor. Add honey and milk to a food processor/blender.
- Purée the ingredients until everything is completely smooth and creamy. Set in the refrigerator to chill.
PREPARE WHIPPED CREAM
- For 2 cups of whipped cream, combine 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, and vanilla extract to the bowl of your stand mixer.
- Start whisking the cream until soft peaks form.
- Gently fold the puréed fruits into the whipped cream until well blended. Add a teaspoon of the strawberry freeze-dried powder. It renders a beautiful pink color and more intense strawberry flavor to the recipe that captivates your eyes and the senses.
- Mix until blended. Taste and adjust the sweetness.
- Transfer the blended popsicle mixture into popsicle molds until it almost fills the top.
- Insert popsicle sticks and close the lid.
- Freeze for 8 hours or overnight until the creamy strawberry popsicles are completely frozen solid.
- To eat- Remove your frozen popsicles from the freezer once perfectly set in the molds. Now, run each of these molds under lukewarm water (not hot water, pls) for about a minute. Now, carefully wiggle the mold stick to let the popsicle slide out effortlessly!
- Try it today and enjoy it as a perfect relaxing treat this afternoon.
Frequently Asked QuestionsCan I substitute strawberries for some other fruit in this recipe? Yes, absolutely you can! You can experiment with other fruits to create other wonderful popsicle recipes. I have tried this recipe with many other fruits, and each flavor was just marvelous. You can try using —
- And other fruits too!