These Strawberry Basil Popsicles are sweet and also have the refreshing flavor of basil added. They are a welcome cool treat year-round.
Yes, it’s summer and really hot here in the desert, but there is no wrong time to make these cool and refreshing snacks. They would be wonderful for the kids for an after school snack also.
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I grow herbs in my back yard so I wanted to be able to use some in these popsicles. Strawberries are in season, but you could also use frozen ones. I used these Popsicle Molds until I found these. Now I’m hooked.
How to Make Strawberry Basil Popsicles
Strawberry Basil Popsicles
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves , crushed
- 3 cups fresh strawberries , pureed
- pinch of salt
- Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil then simmer until sugar has completely dissolved.
- Remove syrup from heat and stir in basil leaves; let steep 30 minutes. Stir in strawberry puree. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids, then add salt.
- Fill each popsicle mold with 1/3 cup mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch of space at the top of each mold. Let freeze one hour before inserting popsicle sticks; continue to freeze until completely firm, 4 to 6 hours more. Run molds under hot water 30 to 45 seconds before unmolding, or let stand at room temperature.
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