Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

As wonderful as the strawberry shortcake was it still left us with a plethora of strawberries. The days are hot here in New York and popsicles sounded perfect.

These strawberry lemonade popsicles are very easy and a refreshing treat.

A lot of people make lemonade with a simple syrup which to me sounds like far too much work, especially since I do not think lemonade popsicles or lemonade generally should require heating ingredients up. Instead I dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice. It will dissolve and not be grainy, I promise.

The one interesting science-y part of this is I did not expect the strawberries to float! I was worried they would all be on the top of the popsicles but instead they were all on the bottom. Apparently strawberries are less dense than water- who knew! Anyway all the strawberries will end up near the bottom of the popsicles, but I think it is okay that way and the more strawberries you use the further up the popsicle they will go.

One exciting part was having a cold glass of lemonade from the extra.


A delicious and easy summer treat.


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3-4 cups cold water


  • Mix the lemon juice and sugar. Stir vigorously.
  • Cut the strawberries.
  • Check to see if the sugar has dissolved in the lemon juice. If not, stir some more until the sugar is full dissolved.
  • Add the strawberries.
  • Add cold water. Stir and pour into popsicle molds.
  • Allow to freeze for eight hours. In the meantime enjoy any leftover lemonade!

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