Thursday, April 30, 2015

Strawberry-Orange-Thyme Pops


We've had a blissful stretch of warm weather over the past few weeks, so we decided to celebrate with homemade popsicles.  My kids are teenagers, but they both love popsicles and each have their favorite flavor.  Caleb likes berry flavored, while Jade prefers orange creamsicles.  Of course store bought pops are fast and convenient.  However these are much healthier and we enjoyed making our own.  One bite and we were magically transported to someplace tropical!

Ingredients
1 pint fresh strawberries; cleaned and stemmed
2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
juice from 2 lemons
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves; finely chopped
1/4 cup sugar (more or less depending on the sweetness of your strawberries)

Directions
In a food processor (or blender), combine strawberries, orange and lemon juice.  Add sugar.  Blend until smooth.  Mix in thyme.

Pour mixture into molds and freeze overnight.  To easily release popsicle from mold, run under warm water.  Enjoy! 




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25 comments:

  1. They look so yummy and isn't it nice that you know what is in them and it's all wholesome:)

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  2. Yummy. These flavors are some of my favorite flavors and then you go and make a treat with them. Clever girlfriend. xoxo Brandy

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  3. I will have to try these Brandi! Yum! Thanks for sharing!xx

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  4. Your popsicles look so perfect Brandi! I am definitely going to try these...we all love them too this time of year. Thanks for sharing...

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  5. Hi Brandi!
    It's been warm here, too! I think it reached 90 yesterday. Ugh.
    I just said to my two oldest yesterday that I think it's getting close to popsicle time . . . and then I saw this post this morning :0) Thanks for sharing your recipe! Looks like something I can do with my kids.
    Have a great weekend sweet gal!
    Suzanne

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  6. These sound so refreshing, Brandi! And, your photos are stunning - just gorgeous! Hopefully it won't be too long until it's popsicle weather around here. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  7. These look great and yes, it has been warm here, finally! Time (or thyme!) to break into the pops!

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  8. They look and sound delicious Brandi, I was cleaning out my drawers and found my old popsicle molds, just in time to try these.Love the photography too.

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  9. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brandi, they are delicious!

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  10. These look like quite refreshing treats. Yumm!

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  11. They sound yummy Brandi! I'll keep them in mind for the girls. : )

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  12. Yum! Yum! Yum! They sound and look delicious - love that they are healthy as well. Happy weekend to you Brandi! Jane

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  13. These look delicious! Can't believe I'm now craving a popsicle! Yum.

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  14. Can I just move in with yall?! Lol, looks delicious Brandi! I'm going to try this with Rhyan!

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  15. Yummy and perfect for the summer! It's always hot around here nowadays. :)

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  16. Utterly cute and delish. Cheers!

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  17. YUM! I wish I could make one appear in front of me right now. lol ;)

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  18. These look amazing! Get in my belly!

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