It’s popsicle season and that is a big deal around my home. That said, these popsicles are a favorite and a constant in my freezer. Of course you can skip the rum and just keep the popsicles as a straight-up fruity ice pop for the kiddos and it’ll be just as good. If you do decide to two batches, don’t forget to mark one from another. In my house, I mark the kid-friendly pops with a smiley face so there’s never any confusion.
And since these are a favorite, lucky for me strawberries are available year-around with peak season in California starting in March and ending late fall. So I take full advantage of the the year-round crop, but will stock up when when they are in season by freezing them or using strawberries as the base for many of the fruit pops I serve to my family. A good thing, since strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange and its loaded with nutrients.
I usually limit my boys on sweet treats for the day, but these fall under the unlimited category. I let them indulge as the craving arises. That is except for the baby, who would probably eat one popsicle after another until he fell over from overeating.
Thank goodness we live in California where 90% of the nation’s strawberries are grown, so there is no shortage around here. Gotta love California!
Speaking of which, the California Strawberry Commission is running a fun giveay. After checking out the recipe, head over to the I Heart California Giveaway page for the details on how to win an I Heart California necklace. Three winners!
- ¾ cup limeade, divided use or your preferred juice
- ½ cup white rum
- 2 lbs strawberries
- 5 kiwis
- Place limeade, rum and strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth; set aside. Place kiwis and remaining ¼ cup of limeade in a blender and pulse until smooth; set aside.
- Pour and layer* popsicle molds according to preference. Place foil on top and pierce a small hole in the center of each well. Insert stick and freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight* *
- *To layer popsicle, make sure to give the strawberry layer a slight freeze, about 30 minutes, before pouring the kiwi layer on top so it doesn’t blend. The kiwi layer will not need to be freezing before layering with strawberry on top as it will be less dense.
- **Freeze time will vary according to freezer setting and how full it is.