This post was inspired by my friend April. She made some healthy yogurt popsicles which inspired me to make my own version. I didn't use yogurt, though, because I prefer smoothie-type popsicles. Yeah. I'm weird that way. ;-)
I also snipped some fresh mint from my garden to give this popsicle a kick. Minty and cool just seems like a great combo to me. Don't worry, though - I don't eat toothpaste! Haha.
Kidding aside, I love having these popsicles on hot summer days. Very refreshing and delish! Easy as pie, too!
What you need:
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 tablespoons simple syrup
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
What to do:
Put everything in a mixer. Blend until smooth. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. Enjoy!
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. Experiment with different fruits - blueberries, raspberries, mango... the possibilities are endless!
2. To make simple syrup, just boil an equal ratio of sugar and water (I usually do a cup of water + a cup of sugar, then store it for future use).
3. Too strong mint flavor for you? Reduce the amount of mint to 1/2 tablespoon.