Strawberry-Ricotta Popsicles

The temperatures are kinda crazy here in Ohio. One day it’s in the low 50’s, then the following day it’s in the 80’s. The heat has me realizing two very important things; One: I need a pedicure something fierce and Two: it’s time to stock with the freezer with homemade ice cold treats. What better way to chill out than with a Strawberry-Ricotta Popsicle?

I completely forgot to put my Zoku in the freezer after the last time I used it, so I decided to make these popsicles the old school way – in a Dixie cup. It really couldn’t be simpler, just pour your popsicle mix into the cups, cover the top of the cup with a small square of foil, insert your stick and freeze.

I’ll admit it, I was a little leery about adding ricotta cheese to a popsicle; however the results were quite splendid. The blend of ripe, sweet berries mixed with tangy ricotta cheese creates a smooth and creamy popsicle that simply begs to be devoured on a hot Summer day. I can’t wait to play around with more ricotta infused popsicle recipes – I envision a lemon cream popsicle in my very near future!

What’s you favorite cool summer treat?

 

Strawberry-Ricotta Popsicles

Yield: 8-10 popsicles

Ingredients:

1 pint (12 oz.) fresh strawberries, hulled
2 cups (15 oz.) Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions:

1. Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor. Add ricotta cheese, sugar and lemon juice; blend or process 2 minutes.
2. Pour into freezer pop molds or 3 ounce plastic coated cups. Cover with pop mold tops or foil. Insert wooden sticks. Freeze 3 hours or until firm.

Notes:

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sargento.

58 Responses to “Strawberry-Ricotta Popsicles”

  1. caro — March 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    i´m from Ecuador, i was looking for some recipes and i found this site….i adore it i cant wait to try all the recipes… i hope i can find all the ingredients here…..!

  2. My little one would love these pops! And I totally forgot about using dixie cups for the molds ! Thanks for the recipe! Pinning this now!

  3. Brenda — May 27, 2013 at 1:09 am

    These pops are delicious! I made them last year and I could not stop eating them. They are a huge hit at our house because of the simple, fresh ingredients and the low sugar content. Now that strawberries are in season this year, I was SO happy to find this recipe again. This time, I am bookmarking it!! Thanks for the wonderful recipes :)

    • Jamie — August 10th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Brenda,

      I’m so happy to hear that you and your family enjoy the popsicles. Have a wonderful day and thank you for following MBA!

      Jamie

  4. nancy32408 — April 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Every time I see this post, I have to make them because it’s about the time my daughter Stacy visits from Atlanta with her family. They go nuts for these.

    • Jamie — April 28th, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Nancy-
      I’m so glad your family is enjoying the popsicles. Thanks for visiting.

      -Jamie

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