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I’m just so thrilled with these!  They are the most ridiculously easy “recipe” in the world that I hate to even call it a recipe, but they are my new favorite.  Seriously, they are.  One of my favorite desserts has always been sweetened strawberries on top of vanilla ice cream.  It’s just divine.  This is essentially that same dessert, but frozen ahead of time into popsicle molds.

We like making homemade “popsicles” in our house.  It started out of necessity because of food sensitivities, but now, it’s really more about fun.  With these, I dump the diced strawberries into a bowl, add the softened ice cream and let the kids stir.  A couple of the older kids are capable of spooning the mixture into the molds without making too much of a mess.  The hard part is in the waiting — waiting for them to freeze long enough to not be an instant soupy mess when you pull them out of the freezer.

Need some popsicle molds?  I have a couple that I’ve picked up from Hobby Lobby a couple of summers ago for a whopping $1.  But, last year, I ordered these from Amazon and they’ve been great! I like the stand that they sit on as it keeps the popsicles upright while they freeze, but I also like that you can pop them out individually.  That’s great too!  I need to order another one since we go through them so quickly!

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Strawberries & Creamsicles

Strawberries mixed with vanilla ice cream make for a perfect summer treat!

Ingredients

  • vanilla ice cream
  • strawberries, cleaned and diced small

Instructions

  1. Scoop some ice cream into a bowl. How much you need depends on the size of your molds and the number that you're making. For my small-ish molds, 3 scoops does it.
  2. Let the ice cream soften a bit. You can microwave it for a few seconds to hasten the process.
  3. Stir in the diced strawberries.

  4. Spoon the mixture into the molds.
  5. Put the lids on the molds. Freeze for several hours.

  6. When ready to serve, I usually run the bottom of the mold under warm water for a few seconds, then they pull right out.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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