Strawberry Sage Popsicles
I apologize in advance – this is the third fruit/herb mix that I’ve posted in a row. But on the other hand, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Fruit and herbs are delectable together, and I’m here to make sure more people get to experience their complementary awesomeness.
Besides, all these herbal fruit treats (watermelon lemon balm sorbet, cherry mint spritzer, now popsicles) are perfect for hot summer weather.
I’m from the mountains, where in June there is still snow up high and a chill still rides the breeze. Here where I live in Slovakia, June can be the hottest month and it’s dripping humid. I’ve gotten used to it, or rather I should say, the uncomfortableness of hot weather doesn’t compare to being 8 months pregnant in 35C (95F) with an almost two year old and no A/C.
Cold fruity treats like these strawberry sage popsicles help us get through the heat smiling.
Note: sage is not recommended for those who are pregnant. It also decreases breast milk production, so if you are trying to increase breast milk, avoid sage as well.
Note 2: I added water, as popsicles disappear quickly with four kids, but for a stronger strawberry flavour leave it out, or put in less.
- 700g / 3 generous cups hulled strawberries
- 3 tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 cups water (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in blender/food processor. Process until smooth.
- Taste test for sweetness. Note: the sage flavour will get weaker as it freezes.
- Pour into popsicle molds and put in the freezer until frozen.
Originally a guest post on Whole New Mom
Shared at Paleo AIP Recipe Roundup
Jun 24, 2014 @ 01:25:24
Sounds delish but be careful, sage is an herb to be avoided during pregnancy.
Jun 24, 2014 @ 08:31:07
hmm, yes, I should add that. Not good if one is trying to up their milk supply either! Thanks for the reminder.
Jillian Babbel Mendioro
Jun 24, 2014 @ 06:04:40
I love that fact that you mix earthy flavor like thyme (or pine) with sweets. I absolutely need to buy a Popsicle mold so i can try these out!
Jun 24, 2014 @ 08:32:39
Popsicles are quintessentially summer! It would also make a good granita. Yes, I’m on a sweet + herb kick, and it’s so good.
Jun 24, 2014 @ 21:38:11
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Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:16:52
Yes, thank you, right up my alley!
Laura O |Petite Allergy Treats
Jun 30, 2014 @ 06:03:40
These are perfect for a hot day in the USA. When are you coming back? 🙂 Love the information about sage too. Pinned.
Jun 30, 2014 @ 15:15:12
I’d love to come back and visit the US, I have so many friends to come see, I’ll do it just as soon as riches magically appear 🙂 Thanks for pinning!
Jul 10, 2014 @ 17:44:51
This looks so yummy!
Your food photography is awesome!
Sarah (from LCI/ITI- we met at Maria Terek’s baptism)
Jul 10, 2014 @ 18:37:23
YOU are priest’s wife?? Haha, that’s hilarious, I’ve seen your name floating around the blogsphere.
Thanks for the compliment, it’s a work in progress 🙂
Aug 04, 2014 @ 06:15:36
What a wonderful recipe!! I have never thought of putting Sage in Popsicle. I love this idea and I am sure the strawberries make for a great combination. Can’t Wait to try this.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 11:32:09
The inspiration came from staring at the herbs on my balcony, thinking, I wonder if…? They do taste great, hope you enjoy!
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Jun 11, 2015 @ 14:49:02
Oh wow, Naomi! These look and sound amazing! I will try these this summer for sure! Thanks for sharing this.
Jun 12, 2015 @ 01:07:17
Thanks, hope you like them!
Jun 11, 2015 @ 15:35:56
Hello Naomi, Ive been in Slovakia two years ago, exactly and it was nice and “warm”. I appreciate your special popsicles also because you also use honey.
Thanks and best regards Martina
Jun 12, 2015 @ 01:08:15
Thank you! Yes, I like using honey too.