DIY Strawberry Popsicles
¼ cup sugar
2 cups washed sliced local strawberries
2 Tbs. lemon juice
Put sugar in a small pan with a scant ¼ cup of water and bring to the boil. Cook, stirring, till sugar dissolves and you have a simple syrup. Wash, hull and slice enough juicy red strawberries to make 2 cups. Place strawberries in a blender with lemon juice, and pulse, to make a puree. Add syrup, and pulse again, just to mix. Pour into 4 little paper cups. Freeze until slushy enough to insert a popsicle stick upright in the middle of each cup. Cover with plastic wrap, slitted in the middle so stick can poke through. Secure wrap around each cup with a rubber band. Freeze for several more hours until rock solid. Best made in the morning for supper, or frozen overnight. Easiest way to unmold is to slit the cup with scissors and peel cup off. Makes 4 small pops.