I’m in love with these popsicles! Love is a serious word and I mean it.
These Strawberry Basil treats are compliments of my good friend Deja who is a master at creating things in the kitchen. I first had one of these popsicles last year at a Fourth of July party hosted by previously mentioned culinary master. I think I ate more than two of them that night but who’s really to say?
When I asked her for the recipe, I was very much surprised to find out that these only had 3 ingredients in them: Strawberries, Basil, and Sugar. The sugar isn’t necessarily essential if you’re wanting these to be extra healthy. I also wish that I had tried substituting the sugar with honey or agave. Next time I’ll try that and report back!
I was also very surprised at the minimal effort that these take to make.
We start out by putting fresh strawberries and basil from the garden into a food processor.
I wanted mine extra smooth and creamy so I processed mine for a bit. If you want yours more chunky, process the strawberries and basil a bit less.
Testing out the mixture between pulses, I decided I wanted a bit more basil and a touch more sugar.
I added that and pulsed the processor a few more times until I got the consistency of a smoothie.
And popsicle sticks were added.
And then they were ready for the freezer!
Strawberry Basil Popsicles
2 tablespoons of sugar (could try replacing this with honey)
~6 basil leaves
1) After cutting the stems off of your strawberries, place them in a food processor or blender along with your basil and sugar.
2) Process until your mixture has reached your desired consistency. I made mine extra smooth. Test to make sure you don’t want anymore sugar or basil and then adjust accordingly.
3) Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Mine made about 7 popsicles.
4) Freeze and then EAT!
These make the perfect post summer workout treat to cool you down. If you don’t believe me, I have attached a collage of post workout sweat greasy pictures of myself to prove it.