Susan Pachikara (COPYRIGHT 2011)
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE POPSICLES
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
Combine 3/4 cup water and sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
Using a blender, puree the strawberries with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Push the juice through a sieve to filter out the seeds.
In a pitcher, combine the sugar syrup, strawberry juice, the rest of the water, and lemon juice. Stir.
Divide the strawberry lemonade evenly between the popsicle molds. Insert the sticks and freeze for about six hours.
Dip the molds in hot water to release popsicles.