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Strawberry Orange Sunrise Popsicles (Paleo + Vegan)

Strawberry Orange Sunrise Popsicles – These pretty orange strawberry popsicles are made from real-food ingredients, naturally sweetened, and perfect for summer! (Naturally gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-approved!)

Overhead view of strawberry orange sunrise popsicles on a platter of ice

WELCOME TO POPSICLE WEEK!

This week, I’ll be sharing 5 brand-new popsicle recipes to add to our Healthy Homemade Popsicle Collection. We’re BIG popsicle fans around here (popsicles + swimming are THE only ways to survive years of record-breaking heat), and I love making our own flavors to try. These Strawberry Orange Sunrise Popsicles seemed like the perfect place to kick off a week of delicious recipes!

With their fresh flavor and pretty colors, you might not guess that these strawberry orange popsicles are made from only 3 ingredients! It’s true! They’re quick + easy to assemble and taste amazing on a hot day.

Here’s all you need to get started…

Front view of strawberry orange sunrise popsicles standing up in ice
Overhead view of strawberry orange sunrise popsicles on a platter of ice

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE STRAWBERRY ORANGE SUNRISE POPSICLES:

Our strawberry orange sunrise popsicles recipe only has 3(!!!) main ingredients. It keeps the popsicles light, fresh, and SO easy to make.

  1. Fresh Or Frozen Strawberries. First, you’ll need strawberries! You can use fresh berries or (thawed) frozen berries for these strawberry orange popsicles. You’ll be pureeing them in the blender, so either works!
  2. Maple Syrup, Honey, Or Agave (As Needed). Depending on the sweetness of your berries, you may need/want to add a little sweetener. It doesn’t take much to wake up the flavor, so start small and work your way up from there.
  3. Great-Quality Orange Juice. For the orange layer, you’ll need some great orange juice. Since you won’t be flavoring the juice at all, I recommend getting the best quality orange juice you can, or squeezing your own.
  4. A Popsicle Mold + Popsicle Sticks. Lastly, you’ll need a something to make your strawberry orange sunrise popsicle in! So, let’s talk popsicle molds…
Overhead view of three strawberry orange sunrise popsicles on ice

LET’S TALK POPSICLE MOLDS!

THE POPSICLE MOLD WE RECOMMEND MOST. I’ve owned ALL the popsicle molds over the years, and this popsicle mold is the one I recommend over and over. I love that it has 10 slots, stays upright in the freezer and has a lid that holds the sticks in place while they freeze. (It also comes in a silicone version if you prefer that!)

OUR SECOND FAVORITE. If you need a back-up option, we have also liked these popsicle molds. I like that you can use make just one pop at a time if you have leftover smoothie, or use the stand to prop up a whole batch.

HOW TO MAKE POPSICLES WITHOUT A POPSICLE MOLD. If you don’t have a popsicle mold or can’t get one (I get it!), here’s how to make a popsicle in a cup:

  1. Set aside paper cups (they work best) or small plastic/melamine cups.
  2. Fill the cups with your popsicle mixture as directed (you’ll need to adjust a bit for size), leaving a bit of room for the popsicles to expand in the freezer.
  3. Cover the cups with foil and insert a popsicle stick. (The foil keeps the sticks in place)
  4. Place cups on a cutting board, tray, or plate for stability and freeze as directed.
  5. When they’re frozen, remove the foil and peel away the paper cup! (Or run the outside of a plastic cup under cold water for a few seconds to loosen and wiggle the stick side to side to remove it from the cup.)
Overhead view of a strawberry orange sunrise popsicle on a circular coaster

FAQ + TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST STRAWBERRY ORANGE SUNRISE POPSICLES:

OUR FAVORITE POPSICLE MOLD. In case you missed it above, we LOVE this popsicle mold. (Sometimes, it’s a better price here.) It has 10 slots, stays upright in the freezer and has a lid that holds the sticks in place while they freeze. Win-Win-Win!

USE GREAT-QUALITY ORANGE JUICE. Since there are so few ingredients in this Strawberry Orange Popsicle recipe, you really need them to count. If you can, use GREAT quality orange juice, like Simply Orange, that’s not acidic or bitter. You can also use fresh-squeezed orange juice if you want!

CAN I USE FROZEN BERRIES TO MAKE POPSICLES? Absolutely! I do it ALL the time. Since you’re not blending the berries with liquid for this recipe, I recommend thawing them first so you don’t have to take blending breaks to scrape down the sides as often. (Measure frozen, then let them thaw.)

How To Remove Popsicles From A Popsicle Mold

To remove pops from the popsicle mold, run the outside of the mold under cold water for a few seconds, then jiggle the sticks side to side to loosen the pops. (Run the mold under water again if they’re still not loosening.)

Front view of strawberry orange sunrise popsicles standing up in ice

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Overhead view of a strawberry orange sunrise popsicle on a circular coaster

Strawberry Orange Sunrise Popsicles (Paleo + Vegan)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 4 hours
  • Yield: 3 cups (about 10 popsicles) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Strawberry Orange Sunrise Popsicles – These pretty orange strawberry popsicles are naturally sweetened & perfect for summer! (vegan & paleo)


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 12 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, honey, or agave (as needed)
  • 2 cups orange juice (pick great-quality!)
  • Popsicle Mold
  • Popsicle Sticks

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree strawberries until smooth. Taste the mixture and sweeten with 1-2 Tbsp. syrup, honey, or agave, if needed
  2. Divide the strawberry mixture between your popsicle molds (mine holds 10 pops). Tap the popsicle mold on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles and to help the puree settle.
  3. Add about 1″ orange juice on top of the strawberry puree in each popsicle mold. Use a straw, drink stirrer or popsicle stick to gently swirl the orange juice into the top of the strawberry mixture. (This will help you create a gradient of color)
  4. Pour the rest of the orange juice into the popsicle molds.
  5. Insert sticks & cover with a lid if you can*
  6. Freeze 3-4 hours or until completely solid.
  7. To remove pops from the mold, run the outside of the mold under cold water for a few seconds, then jiggle the sticks side to side to loosen the pops. (Run the mold under water again if they’re still not loosening.)

Notes

*Don’t have a popsicle mold with a lid? You’ll need to set a timer to insert the sticks later. Wait 30-45 minutes then check if the pops are frozen enough to hold the sticks upright. If they’re not quite ready yet, check again in 20-30 minutes. Alternatively, you can cover the mold with plastic wrap or press and seal wrap and insert the sticks through the wrap. (The wrap will help hold sticks upright)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

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