Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe

“Sum­mer afternoon—summer after­noon; to me those have always been the two most beau­ti­ful words in the Eng­lish lan­guage.” – Henry James

I couldn’t agree with Mr. James more. Sum­mer brings us back to life, as we lose our­selves in early morn­ings in the gar­den, break­fast on the patio, warm after­noons at the beach, and strolls and bike rides in the cool­ing evening. Pop­si­cles are always a wel­come treat through­out the day, and we like them both very sim­ple and a lit­tle com­pli­cated. These straw­berry and cream pops take a bit more work, but are worth the extra time.

DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe

This recipe is adapted from the People’s Pops book, one of the best lit­tle pop­si­cle books I’ve seen. I highly rec­om­mend it.

DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe


  • 2/3 cup sugar ( I used organic cane sugar, but reg­u­lar, gran­u­lated will also work)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 cups straw­ber­ries, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • ¾ tea­spoon vanilla
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 1 tea­spoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Com­bine the water and sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a sim­mer over medium-high heat. Stir occa­sion­ally, until the sugar is dis­solved and the mix­ture is trans­par­ent. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.

DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe

Puree the straw­ber­ries in a food proces­sor (you should have about 2 cups of puree). Trans­fer the berries to a mea­sur­ing pitcher with a spout and add ¾ cups of the cooled sugar mix­ture, vanilla, salt, and lemon juice. Stir to com­bine. Add the heavy cream and mix gen­tly (swirls are nice here).

DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe

Pour the mix­ture into your ice pop molds, leav­ing a bit of room at the top for expan­sion. Insert the pop sticks and freeze the pop­si­cles until they are solid, 4–5 hours. Unmold the pops and trans­fer to a plas­tic bag for stor­age, or serve at once. Makes about 6 pops.

DIY Strawberries and Cream Recipe


  • Caitlin

    I’m sit­ting on my bal­cony with my morn­ing tea…I love sum­mer morn­ings just as much as sum­mer after­noons! Hope­fully I can enjoy a Pop­si­cle like this on the bal­cony later today :)

  • Sta­cia

    These look deli­cious! Thanks for sharing!