I’m thrilled to announce that we have been selected to be brand ambassadors for California Strawberries, which means we will share muy bueno strawberry recipes just in time for strawberry season. I have been dreaming up some great strawberry recipes and have been waiting patiently for the perfect season. I’ve wanted to make a pistachio-honey cake with strawberries and cream, a strawberry consommé, and some tarts filled with dulce de leche, strawberries, and mangos. What should I make first?
In a couple of weeks I’ll be traveling to the California Strawberries Farm in Caramel, California to learn as much as I can about strawberries. Once I’m back I’ll be sure to share all the tips I learned on my trip. Do you ever wonder what is the best way to clean, store, or eat strawberries? I know I do, and I look forward to hearing from the experts. What type of tips would you like to learn?
My family loves strawberries and you can always find some in our refrigerator. We serve them with breakfast, add them to salads, or have them on the dinner table for a healthy dessert, but as you can guess they taste best when they are in prime season, which is spring and early summer. Nothing tastes better than ripe summer strawberries.
I asked my son what we should make first and he said popsicles. With the warm weather officially here I couldn’t agree more. We had a blast together making them. The only hard part was waiting patiently for them to freeze. This batch did not include alcohol, but know that all you have to do is add tequila in place of the lemon lime soda, and voilà a refreshing summer dessert for an adult spiked surprise.
Strawberry Margarita Popsicles
Yield: Makes 10 popsicles
20 fresh strawberries, hulled
2 limes juiced
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon lime soda or tequila (virgin or alcohol option)
In a blender combine strawberries, limejuice, honey, and water.
Pour mixture into a large measuring cup with a spout or some kind of bowl with a spout (this will make pouring into the popsicle molds easier). Add lemon lime soda or tequila and stir to combine.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.
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Written by Yvette / Photos by Yvette
Note: We are pleased to announce that we are blog ambassadors for the California Strawberry Commission. We were compensated for the development of this recipe. Stay tuned for more strawberry recipes this spring and summer!