With homemade popsicles in hand (in our jar-drip catchers), these two head out to the hammock. This is our special place under the treehouse where I read aloud, tell them stories about when I was little; and where we can look up and see clouds in the sky and a nest on top of the treehouse tree.
Here at the hammock we have some right-side-up and upside down popsicle-lickn' fun together...where strawberry drips are free to fall and fun for all.
strawberries and cream popsicles
4 cups fresh strawberries
3 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice
vanilla yogurt or whipped cream
Wash fresh strawberries. Remove leaves. Place strawberries in a bowl and add 3 tablespoons maple syrup. Puree with a hand blender. Pour puree into popsicle molds or paper cups, leaving room at the top for the cream layer you will add later. Put popsicle sticks* into the strawberry puree. Place in freezer until strawberry layer has hardened slightly (we froze ours for about a half hour). Remove from freezer after strawberry layer is slightly firm; and fill the rest of the popsicle mold with vanilla yogurt or whipped cream (we have two recipes for easy whipped cream). Return to freezer until both layers are completely frozen.
*We're out of popsicle sticks, so we used washed, real sticks instead. It made making the popsicles double-y fun because we got to go on a twig treasure hunt together. So much fun (and cute), we might not buy popsicle sticks ever again...
These popsicles make a fun treat for your Memorial Day or 4th of July Independence Day celebration too!
Do you want to see what else we made out of fresh strawberries we picked? See strawberries and cream: recipes to use up the harvest. ©heather cahoon • wordplayhouse®
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