Pomegranate Strawberry Popsicles use fresh or frozen strawberries. Maple syrup is added to cut the pomegranate tartness and you have heaven on a stick.
You don’t need warm weather to make a new popsicle recipe. I love having these treats in my freezer all year round!
But when it does get scorching hot outside my mind is jumping all over the place with potential popsicle flavors. I love pops that are naturally sweetened, super healthy, beautifully colored, and are incredibly easy to make.
So here it is! How to make popsicles and a new popsicle recipe to share. I can’t take full credit for coming up with this one. Let me explain. It's a bit of a funny store but a short one.
My husband has gotten into smoothies lately. You'd think he was a 5-star chef. Half bending over, as they do on television, while he adds his ingredients. A little of this, a special tough of that.
After adding the strawberries he likes to add a liquid of some sort. Coconut milk is his first choice, but, I have to admit, some days he can be quite inventive.
Then when he switches on the mixer, he shakes it all over the place to make sure his ingredients are getting mixed well enough. Yep, he shakes the outside of the blender. Love him!
So his idea of the additional liquid inspired me. Most of my fruit popsicles are made with pureed fruit. So, this time I decided to follow the lead of my five-star smoothie chef and that’s how Pomegranate Strawberry Popsicles were born.
4 Perfect Ingredients
You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. I often use frozen ones when berries are too expensive. But with the summer almost here, you can get fresh ones easily for a reasonable price. They are perfectly ripe and deliciously sweet also!
I usually don’t add any additional sweetener to my popsicle recipes. But in this case, I am adding a bit of maple syrup to cut the pomegranate tartness.
It is only four tablespoons for eight to ten pops, but enough to perfectly balance the flavors of this healthy treat.
Sometimes you need some pomegranate in your life. It not only adds beautiful color but is also a powerhouse of nutrition.
I mean, they are full of antioxidants, vitamins like C, K, and minerals. It is just a superfood, and with one cup of juice, you just made one extra nutritious popsicle. Yep, just like that!
Another perfect juice t buy in a bottle to add to the best popsicles you've ever had. Use unrefined and never from concentrate apple juice. You have to read the labels but it's on the shelves. Tree Top actually has one.
About Popsicle Molds
- I have two favorites and there are lots of good small popsicle molds for kids too!
- The first one was used for the Blackberry and Grape Popsicles above. It's Norpro Frozen ice Pop Maker. You have to hold it under hot water a bit longer than Zoku's mold. It has more ridges so that must be why.
- Now you have a nice long stick to hold on to. And it's so classic. I have four different popsicle recipes using this popsicle mold on the blog.
- My favorite is the one that is used for these Pomegranate Strawberry Popsicles. They are Zoku Popsicle molds. You can see how easily the pops slide out of the mold.
- I usually use popsicle sticks with those too but the molds come with their own stick that works perfectly. You can see them in these photos.
- These smaller popsicle molds are perfect for little ones. You even get 18 Whonline molds so that you can use up all of your recipe at once.
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Pomegranate Strawberry Popsicles
- 2 cups strawberries - frozen or fresh
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup apple juice
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- Well, this is it!
- Put all of the ingredients in your blender. I use a Ninja Master Blender but there are many great blenders that will do the job.
- Process until everything is mixed and blended well.
- Pour into your popsicle molds.
- If you are lucky enough to have a little bit left over that doesn't fit in the popsicle mold - drink it up like a smoothie - delicious!
- I use the Soku Pop Molds. If you click on the above link it will take you to Amazon if you would like to place an order.
- This mixture fills up my molds and there is some left over to sip on. Super delicious. If you have the Norpro molds then it fills that one up for 10 popsicles.
- Put on the lid and stick in the popsicles sticks. Place in the freezer for about 4 hours to freeze.
- If you want the holder to make some more popsicles - take the frozen popsicles out of the mold and put in a freezer bag. Replace in the freezer.