Oh, hi there, summer.
With summer comes warmer days, longer nights and plenty of outdoor fun! We’re in San Diego, so the weather warmed up in April for us. The kids were dying for a cold, sweet treat, so I though i’d make them something that is healthy and tastes good, too. Homemade fruit popsicles are always a favorite, but I didn’t have a mold. What to do? Improvise!
If you are looking for solutions on how to make popsicles with no mold, you’re in luck! The great thing is that popsicle mix freezes to any shape, so you could virtually use anything that holds liquid and can sit in the freezer. Our makeshift mold of choice: plastic cups!
How To Make Homemade Strawberry Lime Popsicles
makes 6 popsicles
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 2 tbsp pure agave nectar
- 2 small limes, peeled
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 – 3 oz. plastic cups
- 6 popsicle sticks
Combine the strawberries, agave nectar, limes, and water in a blender or food processor and pulse until almost completely blended, leaving small bits of strawberries intact. Pour into each cup, filling them about 3/4 of the way full. Freeze for 30 minutes.
Once the majority of the exterior is frozen and the middle is slushy, put a popsicle stick directly in the center of each cup. The key is to have the popsicle sticks stand straight up without assistance. If the stick falls or tips over when you insert it, freeze the popsicles for a little longer until you are able to place the sticks in upright. Freeze them for at least 3 hours, preferably over night.
Take the popsicles out of the freezer and rinse the outside of the cups with warm water. Gently wiggle to loosen from the plastic and pop each of them out of their cups. You now have deliciously edible popsicles!
If you don’t like the idea of using cups and are looking for a good popsicle mold, I love this Progressive International Freezer Pop Maker, it makes decent sized popsicles as opposed to those little plastic molds and allows you to use popsicle sticks, an aluminum lid holds them in place.