The Secret Ingredient

I found the perfect popsicle molds at World Market. They are the classic shape and they use regulation sticks, which make them better than the usual plastic handled set or even the Zoku Pop Maker in my book. I've had today's recipe in my head for a little while now.  By using coconut water you add some electrolytes to the treat (good on a hot day), plus it's sweet, but low in sugar.  I added a teensy bit of fresh ginger to the strawberries in the juicer to add a little kick.  The kids didn't seem to mind.  Here's the recipe:

Strawberry Popsicles

16 oz of fresh, sweet strawberries

4 limes (or meyer lemons, or tangerines)

2 cups coconut water 

1 tbsp sugar (optional)

1 tbsp fresh ginger (optional)

Push capped strawberries and ginger through a juicer*.  Juice limes and add to the strawberry puree, add coconut water and sugar if using.  Stir well and pour into popsicle molds.  Freeze for about 3 hours.  

* If you don't have a juicer (you should get one) you can also use a blender, omit ginger as it's will overpower the mix.  The strawberries will have seeds, but it will still be delicious!