Homemade Strawberry Popsicles (With Lemon)

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5 from 3 votes

These homemade Strawberry Popsicles are going to become your favorite summer treat for the whole family! Made with just fresh strawberries, lemon juice and oat milk, you’ll be fighting off the heat one refreshing popsicle at a time.

Steamy, hot New England summers mean popsicle season! While it isn’t an official season, I feel like it should be given how many of these strawberry popsicles I consume! You won’t be able to get enough of these homemade strawberry popsicles. They are refreshing, just sweet enough, and actually pretty darn good for you. It’s time to say goodbye to store-bought popsicles forever, since these take almost no time to make and taste a million times better!

Fresh strawberries paired with a dash of lemon juice and naturally sweet oat milk (no sugar added), you’ll notice I don’t include any added sugar because there’s truly no need for it! However, if you love an extra sweet treat, you can absolutely add a touch of honey or agave nectar to hit your sweet tooth. They really make for the perfect cool-down treat that’s as much for the kids as they are for us adults!

Looking for other simple cold treats to help fight the heat? Try my Lemon Ice Cream for another light and bright way to enjoy these summer nights.

Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

The best strawberry popsicles using just three ingredients? Sign me up! Store-bought popsicles can be too sweet. Combining sweet/tart strawberries with naturally sweet, silky oat milk and a subtle zing of tartness from fresh lemon juice make for the perfectly sweet, but not too sweet, summer treat. Plus, the strawberries will give the popsicles a beautiful pop of color that is perfect for any backyard BBQ that you can make days and days ahead. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a yummy cool-down treat that you can feel good about!

Ingredients

  • Strawberries – use fresh and flavorful strawberries given that they are the star ingredient in this recipe!
  • Fresh lemon juice – fresh lemon juice brightens up the flavor of the strawberries.
  • Oat milk – oat milk is naturally creamy and sweet. I recommend Pacific Food brand that’s high in natural sugar. Although there’s typically no sugar added in oat milk, depending on the brand you buy, there will be varying amounts of natural sugar. During the production process, oat starches break down into natural sugar. Different processes create different amounts of natural sugar! If you use a brand that’s low in natural sugar, you may need to add in a touch of agave nectar or honey.

How To Make Strawberry Popsicles

Learn how to make strawberry popsicles! Full instructions in the recipe card; this is an outline!

  1. Add.

    Add sliced strawberries, fresh lemon juice and oat milk to a blender.

  2. Blend.

    Blend until smooth or almost smooth depending on your preference. Add a dash more oat milk, honey, or agave nectar if you prefer a slightly sweeter popsicle.

  3. Pour.

    Pour mixture into popsicle mold.

  4. Freeze.

    Freeze for at least 3 hours until solid.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to remove the popsicles from the mold?

For best results, I recommend using lukewarm water to help release the popsicles from the mold. You can do this by holding the mold under running barely warm water for about 30 seconds to a minute, making sure to avoid getting any water in the mold itself.

Can I use a different fruit?

Yes! You can experiment with other fresh fruit like blueberries, raspberries, mangos or even peaches.

Can I add sugar?

I would recommend adding honey or agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter popsicle.

How long does it take the popsicles to freeze?

It will take at least 3 hours for the popsicles to freeze. Be careful if you think the popsicles look frozen “enough” before the 3 hours, they could still be juicy on the inside!

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

Frozen strawberries are usually the best and sweetest option. But when strawberries aren’t in season, frozen strawberries are the best option! You can use either frozen sliced strawberries or frozen whole strawberries. Let the since at room temp for 15 minutes before blending.

Do I need any special tools?

I strongly recommend using a popsicle mold! If you don’t have one, you can use small Dixie cups or small plastic cups with popsicle sticks in a pinch.

Can I make strawberry popsicles without a blender?

If you don’t have access to a blender, you can finely chop the strawberries and mix together by hand or mash with a potato masher before freezing. I prefer the texture and the creaminess that the blender provides, but homemade strawberry popsicles with little chunks are still delicious!

Tips And Tricks

  • Don’t have popsicle molds? No problem. While popsicle molds make the process much easier, you can use small plastic cups or Dixie cups and popsicle sticks from the store in a pinch. 
  • Double the recipe. These homemade strawberry popsicles go so quickly that I always recommend doubling the recipe.
  • Serve outside for less drips. While popsicle drips are synonymous with summer, I don’t always love cleaning up the sticky droplets. For less mess to clean up, simply enjoy them outside!
  • Use fresh, ripe strawberries, and look for a naturally sweet oat milk for best results. Or add a touch of honey or agave nectar for a sweeter popsicle.

Storage

Once frozen, transfer strawberry popsicles to a freezer-safe, airtight container and place in the freezer for 2-3 months.

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Homemade Strawberry Popsicles (With Lemon)

These homemade Strawberry Popsicles are going to become your favorite summer treat for the whole family! Made with just fresh strawberries, lemon juice and oat milk, you’ll be fighting off the heat one refreshing popsicle at a time.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freezer Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Tastefully Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice about 1 or 1 ½ lemons
  • ¾ cup oat milk find one that’s high in natural sugar

Instructions

  • Add sliced strawberries, lemon juice and oat milk to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth or almost smooth depending on preference. Add a dash more oat milk, honey, or agave nectar if you prefer a slightly sweeter popsicle.
  • Pour mixture evenly into popsicle mold.
  • Freeze for at least 3 hours until solid. Stores well in the freezer for 2-3 months (if they’re not eaten before then!).

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Notes

  • I recommend Pacific Food brand oat milk that’s high in natural sugar (this is not an ad). Although there’s typically no sugar added in oat milk, depending on the brand you buy, there will be varying amounts of natural sugar. During the production process, oat starches break down into natural sugar. Different processes create different amounts of natural sugar! If you use a brand that’s low in natural sugar, you may need to add in a touch of agave nectar or honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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