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.
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE POPSICLES
- 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!