Strawberry Ice Pops - Better Than Store Bought!

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"This is probably one of the most common paletas (Mexican word for Ice-Pops) - maybe because the flavor is so kid and adult-friendly. Regarding the strawberries; if you are lucky enough to get your hands on wild strawberries from Irapuato Mexico, you are in luck, otherwise, regular strawberries can be most definitely be used. Irapuato is known for its wild strawberries; they're a kinda wild strawberry that sweetens the air, and people travel from all over to get big baskets of them. If you are lucky enough to have access to these strawberries, which are smaller than those that you find at grocery stores but have an intensely concentrated sweet flavor. They are so good and also quite delicate, so they squish easily which is perfect for this recipe. Source: Paletta's cookbook."

Original recipe yields 8-10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (110.9 g)
  • Calories 115.7
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 26.2 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 5.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine the strawberries and sugar in a bowl. Let sit until the strawberries start releasing their natural juices, 20 - 30 minutes. Place in a saucepan with the water over medium heat.

Step 2

Simmer until they are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor, add the lemon juice, and puree until smooth; alternatively, you could leave some chunks in if you like.

Step 4

If using conventional molds, divide the mixture among the molds, snap on the lid, and freeze until solid, about 5 hours.

Step 5

If using glasses (to the size that suits ice-pops) or other unconventional molds, freeze until the pops are beginning to set (1 1/2 - 2 hours), then insert the sticks and freeze until solid, 4 - 5 hours.

Step 6

If using an instant ice pop maker, follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


3 Reviews


This is a hit with all the hot weather we have been having lately. Yummy and refreshing!


review by:
(24 May 2020)


These are so good -- even using regular berries. We used paper cups and made 6 wonderful large ice pops which we all enjoyed. Forgot the lemon juice, but these were fine without the extra lemon juice anyways. Thanks for sharing


review by:
(16 May 2020)

Chef Potpie

These ice pops are luxurious! I have a 10 pop standard mold and I got exactly 10 perfectly filled with no leftover. My berries were very juicy, and I think that's why mine came out on the softer side, but no complaints here. Super easy and fresh tasting, I will be making these all summer! Thanks, Nat!


review by:
(27 Apr 2020)