Strawberry Mojito Pops

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Cool off and embrace the flavors of summer with these tantalizing Strawberry Mojito Pops. Combining the classic elements of a mojito—fresh mint, zesty lime, and a hint of rum—with the sweet and juicy essence of strawberries, these frozen treats are the perfect way to enjoy a refreshing twist on a beloved cocktail. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging by the pool, or simply seeking a delightful treat to beat the heat, these Strawberry Mojito Pops will transport you to a tropical paradise. Join us as we embark on a journey to create these flavorful and vibrant popsicles that will make your taste buds dance!

The Strawberry Mojito Pops are a delightful and refreshing treat that combines the flavors of a classic mojito with the sweetness of ripe strawberries. The origins of this recipe can be traced back to the love for cool and fruity beverages, particularly during hot summer months.

Mojitos, originally from Cuba, are known for their combination of fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, and rum, creating a zesty and invigorating cocktail. This recipe takes the essence of a mojito and transforms it into a frozen dessert that’s perfect for all ages. The addition of strawberries not only enhances the flavor but also adds a beautiful pink hue to the popsicles.

These popsicles are a modern twist on a timeless classic, making them an excellent choice for pool parties, picnics, or simply a sweet and cooling treat on a sunny day. They capture the essence of summer and bring a tropical touch to any gathering.

Strawberry Mojito Pops

Imagine the taste of a mojito infused with the lusciousness of ripe strawberries, all frozen into a delightful popsicle. These Strawberry Mojito Pops are a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and refreshing flavors that capture the essence of summer in every bite. The combination of fresh strawberries, aromatic mint leaves, tangy lime juice, and a touch of rum creates a harmonious balance of flavors that will leave you craving more. Plus, they are incredibly easy to make and require just a handful of simple ingredients. With these popsicles in your freezer, you'll have the perfect way to cool down and enjoy the sunny season.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 15 mins Rest Time 4 hrs Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 6 Calories: 41.68 Best Season: Summer

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Place the fresh strawberries, mint leaves, lime juice, honey or maple syrup, and white rum (if using) in a blender or food processor.

  2. Blend until smooth and well combined. If desired, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any seeds.

  3. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or tanginess by adding more honey or lime juice if needed.

  4. Pour the strawberry mojito mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion during freezing.

  5. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold, making sure they are centered and secure.

  6. Place the popsicle molds in the freezer and let them freeze for about 4-6 hours or until solid.

  7. Once fully frozen, remove the popsicles from the molds by running them under warm water for a few seconds or dipping the molds in warm water.

  8. Place the Strawberry Mojito Pops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and return them to the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.

  9. Once fully frozen, transfer the popsicles to a resealable freezer bag or an airtight container for storage.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 41.68kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.18g1%
Saturated Fat 0.01g1%
Sodium 1.35mg1%
Potassium 103.43mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 10.89g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g5%
Sugars 8.54g
Protein 0.46g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • For an alcohol-free version, omit the white rum and add a splash of club soda or sparkling water for some effervescence.
  • Customize the sweetness by adjusting the amount of honey or maple syrup to suit your taste preferences.
  • Experiment with different herbs like basil or lemon balm for a unique twist on the classic mojito flavor.
  • Add a sprinkle of chopped fresh strawberries or lime zest to the popsicle molds before pouring in the mixture for added texture and visual appeal.
  • Create layered popsicles by pouring a layer of the strawberry mixture into the molds, freezing it partially, and then adding a layer of lime or mint-infused water or coconut water before freezing again.
  • Use silicone popsicle molds for easy removal and cleanup.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy these Strawberry Mojito Pops as a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day or as a delightful treat any time of the year.
  • Serve them at summer parties, picnics, or BBQs to impress your guests with a burst of flavor.
  • Pair them with a glass of sparkling water or a mocktail for a complete mocktail experience.
  • Garnish the popsicles with a sprig of fresh mint or a lime wedge before serving for an extra touch of elegance.
Allergen Information:

Here's some allergen information for Strawberry Mojito Pops:

  • Alcohol: Traditional mojitos contain rum. While this recipe is alcohol-free, it's essential to be aware of the alcohol content if you choose to add rum to your popsicles.

  • Mint: Mint is a common ingredient in mojitos and is used for garnish in these popsicles. Mint allergies are rare but can occur. If you have a mint allergy, you can omit the mint or use a mint substitute like basil or lemon balm.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

While Strawberry Mojito Pops are a standalone treat, you can enhance the experience with some beverage pairings:

  • Virgin Mojito: Serve these popsicles with a classic virgin mojito for a double dose of minty freshness.

  • Iced Tea: A glass of iced tea, whether traditional black tea or a herbal infusion, complements the fruity and minty flavors of the popsicles.

Storage and Leftovers:

To ensure your Strawberry Mojito Pops stay delicious:

  • Freezing: Once you've made the popsicles, freeze them in their molds for at least 4-6 hours or until they're completely solid.

  • Storage: After they're fully frozen, remove the popsicles from the molds and store them in an airtight container or resealable bags. Place wax paper or parchment paper between each popsicle to prevent sticking.

  • Freezer Life: These popsicles can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

  • Enjoyment: When ready to enjoy, take the popsicles out of the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature for a minute or two to soften slightly. Then, savor the delightful combination of strawberry and mojito flavors as they melt in your mouth.

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