12 In Desserts

Strawberry Basil Popsicles

Strawberry Basil PopsiclesStrawberry Basil Popsicles

We love summer. Lazy mornings at the farmer’s market, winding bike treks (100 Acres is a true treat, if you’re in Indy), road trips to visit dear family and friends, strawberry shortcake, lemonade… we’ve been loving every minute. Our summer has been a tad interrupted with an unplanned house renovation, but it was a welcome surprise. (We’d had our eye on the market for a while and a bit larger 1926 home with a non-galley kitchen popped up, so we bit.) Our conversations now consist of flooring choices and countertop materials, and details I’d never dreamed of knowing or caring about (1/8″ grout between tiles? undermount sinks? partial overlay cabinets?). But we’re having a ball, and we feel so fortunate to be able to design our own new space.

Speaking of road trips, we had a beautiful one to Minnesota this past weekend, visiting with family and friends: my parents and grandparents, sister home from Laos, and quality time with some other dear friends I consider sisters. We had a truly amazing brunch with Lindsay and Bjork of Pinch of Yum, one of those meals where each component is so well-thought out and utterly delicious that you don’t want it to end, followed by some lazy summer cold pressed coffee and cherries with Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog and her truly adorable family (those kids…). I know we say it often, but the people we’ve become connected to through learning to love food are some of the most amazing people we know.

Here’s a recipe to enjoy summer with those people you love – an easy and healthy strawberry popsicle, featuring one of our favorite ingredients – Greek yogurt. We’ve been using it in everything lately, from baked goods to vegetable dip. This frozen treat is refreshing and delicious, and naturally sweetened using honey. For some added flair, we added some basil from our garden for a little pop. Here’s to summer, and those relationships that keep us going.

Thanks to our good friend Kelley for the inspiration for this recipe!

If you don’t have time for making your own popsicles and you’re in Indy, try out some Nicey Treat – they make delicious frozen treats with “nice” all natural ingredients.

Strawberry Basil Popsicles
Serves: 8-9 popsicles
What You Need
  • 1 pint (2 cups) strawberries
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 10 basil leaves
What To Do
  1. Hull and roughly chop strawberries. In a bowl, combine the strawberries with ⅓ cup honey and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Blend together the strawberries with 1 cup Greek yogurt and 10 basil leaves using a blender or immersion blender, until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
Adapted from The Kitchn


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  • Reply
    July 10, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I am going to make these soon!

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    July 10, 2013 at 1:27 am

    So pretty and my very favorite summer flavors! I need a popsicle mold!

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    July 10, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Oh these are getting made (just as soon as we get our new freezer installed…) ! I love that strawberry and basil combination.

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      Wonderful! Can’t wait to see the progress on your kitchen!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker
    July 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Woo easy and simple ice lollies!

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    July 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    YUM! we actually had these on our honeymoon – we went to a gourmet popsicle shop in the oldest town in america and they were delicious. now i can make them – thanks friends!! :)

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      July 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

      (googling ‘oldest town in America’) Awesome! You should definitely make these.

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    Fran {The Flavorful Fork}
    July 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Perfect! I have been looking for ways to use up the containers on plain yogurt in my refrigerator and this will really hit the spot. I love using fresh basil in just about anything.

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      July 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

      The basil really highlights the sweetness in this dish too — a fun way to use it.

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    July 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I need to find some popsicle molds! Talk about nostalgia factor- my mom used to make pudding pops when I was a kid, but strawberry basil pops sound all kinds of awesome. Yum!

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Yes, my mom actually used to make apple juice popsicles (just frozen apple juice). Definitely brings back memories!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    July 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Those look so creamy and delish! I have been having an ice pop love affair so these will fit right in.

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