I love how strawberry season lands around Canada’s Day – it means I get to make these sweet Canada’s Day Strawberry Popsicles from fresh strawberries I pick at the farm! You’ll never buy another popsicle once you taste how amazing these homemade popsicles are.
It’s become a yearly tradition. A tradition we’ve held for almost a decade. The family and I pack up the vehicle with cold drinks, snacks and empty baskets and head out to the strawberry fields. I swear, my daughter must eat as many strawberries as she fills her basket with. Luckily the lady as the cash counter never questions her strawberry stained face.
Each year we seem to pick more baskets. This year was a record 5 large baskets. Some berries are turned into jam, other berries are stored in the freezer for future smoothies and strawberry lemonade. But not before we eat our fill of fresh strawberries straight from the baskets or chopped up in parfaits, chia pudding or bowls of cereal.
These ruby red jewels are so juicy and sweet, it’s hard to eat just one. The berries we picked this year were SO huge, it was more like picking apples off the bushes then strawberries! Having learned from previous years, I brought a wagon along so I could pile the strawberries up high in the baskets and not worry about losing any on our walk back to our vehicle. Unlike the pickers we followed out of the strawberry fields. It felt like we were participating in an Easter egg hunt on our way back to the vehicle. Only instead of chocolate eggs, we were finding big strawberries scattered around the yard.
My daughter has an obsession with frozen treats during the summer, particularly popsicles. This summer I was determined to make my own popsicles to cut back on all those artificial flavors and sugars. I’ve made a few different versions of these popsicles. You can switch up the fruit with any fresh or frozen fruit you may have on hand. These Canada’s Day Strawberry Popsicles are one of our favorites.
The ruby red berries make these Canada’s Day Strawberry Popsicles especially pretty. We enjoyed them for dessert after our family BBQ on Canada’s Day. They are the perfect treat on a hot summer’s day.
Yields 6 popsicles
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 1 ¾ cups vanilla yogurt
- Puree the strawberries with the water and maple syrup in a small food processor or blender.
- Evenly divide the strawberry puree, spooning it into each of the popsicle molds.
- Top with the vanilla yogurt and insert the popsicle sticks in the molds before transferring to the freezer.
- Popsicles need at least 4 hours to freeze.
- Tip: Run the plastic mold under hot water to release the popsicle.