Strawberry Basil Popsicles

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.
The mixture was then poured into popsicle molds.
And popsicle sticks were added.

And then they were ready for the freezer!

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Strawberry Basil Popsicles
Ingredients:
~30 strawberries
2 tablespoons of sugar (could try replacing this with honey)
~6 basil leaves

Directions:
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.

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7 comments on “Strawberry Basil Popsicles”

  1. Umm yum! And only three ingredients–I think even I can handle that :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  2. Oooom bip!! YES! I could make these without the sugar and they could be vegan!

  3. Your photos are so fun! I love the flavour combination on these popsicles x

  4. MMM yummm! Perfect thirst quencher and after workout snack. Can’t wait to try them.

    –Me and My Mini Me
    http://www.meandmyminime.com

  5. Question: Do these turn out like store-bought popsicles, or are they more like ice-pops? I’ve tried several different recipes & they all turn into ice-pops.

  6. Just found your blog today c/o Buzzfeed! I’m SO glad! You have the most amazing recipes! <3

    I think I’ll try this one tomorrow, except maybe replacing the basil with mint. Mmm.