In our July issue, Savya Kuncham Ramesh of Wickedly Whisked shared her experiences with baking along with a recipe for berry galettes. But if you’re hesitant to crank up the oven on a hot summer day, Savya has a suggestion for a cooler berry treat that’s just as delicious, and maybe even a tiny bit good for you. “It can be challenging to get kids to eat fruit sometimes, and homemade popsicles are a great way to get that in,” she says, noting that her own 4-year-old son, Ruhaan, is always a fan. Read on for Wickedly Whisked’s recipe for homemade strawberry popsicles.
Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Makes 6 popsicles (Savya used these molds)
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Combine strawberries and sugar in a bowl, mix, and let sit for 30 mins. Transfer strawberries to a saucepan, add water, and simmer over medium heat. When berries have slightly softened, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. Add lemon juice and puree until smooth (or desired consistency). Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid (follow manufacturer’s instructions). When you are ready to serve, run the mold under hot water for 6-10 seconds to loosen and twist it out. Enjoy!