Ok, so this was perhaps the easiest popsicle I’ve ever made. For reals, it came together so quickly…I think the only thing faster was how quickly my kids slurped them down. And, they’re 100% fruit, so that slurping was all good–no sugar rush afterward. Heh. So, without further ado, here’s the Easy Strawberry-Orange Popsicle recipe. Because simple, tasty summer popsicles are my new favorite…
I kid you not, making his batch of Strawberry-Orange Popsicles was so easy, I think my son (13 years old) could have done it alone, if I let him. However, fortunately for me (not really), he refuses to do anything, ever, without some one to hold his hand. So, basically, he’s going to be 42 and still asking me how long to put his cup-o-soup in the microwave…seriously, folks, the struggle is real. Just read the instructions already. Heh.
But, seriously, he could make these popsicles. Regardless of the fact that he hasn’t caught-on yet that my perpetual answer to the microwave question is: “Start with 30 seconds.” I guess he’d still ask what each step was and how long to do it for, but it’s simple, really. Ok, now I’ve talked myself out of the fact that he might be able to do it…He does ask me how to long to microwave things that have clear instructions written on their sides…gah! I’m so confused–how exactly capable is this child?!
Forget it. Needless to say, a 13-year old ME could have made these popsicles alone. I was fairly independent and could even cook a roast, so I don’t know how much of a comparison that is to YOUR children, but close enough, I say. Close enough. LOL! Let’s not push this any further…just make the popsicles already. Heh.
Easy Strawberry-Orange Popsicle
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup orange juice
- About ½ cup water
- Rinse strawberries and remove stems.
- Pop strawberries in a blender or food processor until completely smooth--adding water, if necessary, to keep it from being too thick in the machine.
- Scoop the strawberry mush into your popsicle molds and insert sticks.
- Place in the freezer for approximately an hour.
- Remove popsicles from the freezer.
- Pour 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice on the top (really, the bottom, but the popsicle mold--gah, you know what I mean!) of each popsicle.
- Place back in the freezer for at least 2 hours to allow the popsicles to fully harden.
- Remove popsicles from the freezer and feed to your hot, sweaty kiddos! LOL!
So, are these as easy as I said? Could your early-level-teen make an Easy Strawberry-Orange Popsicle on their own? I believe I have thoroughly confused myself now, but I’m sure he could–I could have…well, anyway. LOL! Drop me a line in the comments below–let me know what you think. LOL!