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Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles for Any Time of the Year

Summer just got a whole lot more fun with these Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles! Super easy to make, you don’t even need popsicle molds.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or not, my kids always enjoy popsicles and ice cream. And it’s not just a kid thing. But since summer is here, the weather is getting warmer. And that means it’s time to chill out. You know, chillax? Who wants to stay indoors and sit behind a computer screen all day? It’s time for sun, fun, pool parties and sandcastles at the beach. It’s time for kids to play all day and explore. It’s time to ride your bikes and meet your friends at the park. Summer means picnics, camp outs and staying up late every single night ’til school starts. Who doesn’t love the summer time?

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Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is on the homemade popsicle bandwagon? Why not? The great thing about homemade popsicles is that you can control how much sugar you want to put in them. If you have sweet fruit, then you can easily reduce the amount of sugar you use or even omit it altogether. And the cream is just lightly sweetened yogurt. You can also use honey instead of sugar. So I decided to make something dreamy, like these Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles.

Dee-lish.

These are a big hit with my kids. Well, more like HUGE hit with the kids. I couldn’t keep these in the freezer for long. I had to hide these last two buried in the freezer so I could take my final pictures at my own leisure.

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Middle-Child knew I was hiding them and has been pestering me everyday about these last two popsicles. Who needs a boss hounding me about deadlines when you have a 10-year old boy with a serious popsicle fetish.

So, now I have photographed them. Mission accomplished. And now he can eat them.

A happy summer for all!

Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles

Author:

Laura Bashar

This easy frozen treat will bring smiles to everyone's faces! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cup rhubarb, 2 stalks
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cup yogurt, plain

Directions:

  1. In a small pot combine and cook over medium heat:
    • 1 lb strawberries , hulled
    • 2 cup rhubarb , 2 stalks
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup water
  2. When the mixture starts to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until fruit mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Pour strawberry mixture into a small bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together:
    • 2 cup yogurt, plain
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  5. Alternate pouring the strawberry mixture and the yogurt mixture in layers into 4 oz popsicle containers.
  6. Using a wooden skewer or a knife, swirl the strawberry & yogurt mixtures together. Do not over mix.
  7. Place popsicle stick in the center of the mold and freeze until hardened, at least 6 hours.
  8. Popsicles will keep in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: You can also just freeze just the fruit mixture, without the yogurt. Both are pictured above.

Cooking Tips: You can also use 4-oz paper cups as your popsicle mold. Just tear the cup off the popsicle when you are ready to eat!

Prep Time:

Yield: 8 servings

Cook Time:

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