Christina Schmidhofer
Prep Time
15 Mins
Freeze Time
3 Hours
Makes 6 to 8 pops

This easy homemade popsicle recipe features fresh fruit plus sour cream, a little bit of sugar, and a splash of lemon juice. Use juice bar or pop molds with a 1/4- to 1/3-cup capacity. Cookware and hardware stores are selling many new models this year.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a blender, whirl 2 cups rinsed, hulled strawberries until smooth. Push through a fine strainer into a 1-quart glass measure; discard seeds. Return berry purée to blender and whirl in 1/2 cup light sour cream, 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar (to taste), and 2 teaspoons lemon juice until smooth.

Step 2

Pour fruit mixture into 6 to 8 juice bar molds (see notes). Attach covers firmly and insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each sticking out. Set molds in freezer, making sure they're level and upright, and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, or up to 2 weeks.

Step 3

To unmold, run warm water over the molds up to the rim, just until pops are released from sides, 5 to 15 seconds. Remove the covers and pull out the pops.

Step 4

Layered Pops: To create two-tone pops, make two different recipes and use twice as many molds. Pour one mixture into all the molds and freeze until firm to the touch on top, about 45 minutes, then pour the second mixture over the first, and freeze completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Cactusflower's Review

June 28, 2010
I made these with raspberries and I loved them! The sour cream was a nice change instead of just fruit and you can make them as sweet or tart as you want. I made them with the recommended amount of sugar. I can't wait to try with strawberries and maybe blueberries.