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Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles

May 25, 2015

Strawberry Rhubarb CreamsiclesWe picked rhubarb out of the garden last week and that means only one thing around our home…

Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles…Summer is just around the corner!

Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles

Rhubarb is such a trusty garden perennial that we really look forward to every May. The bright green and red stalks bring such joy to my girls because they are the first thing out of the garden – and they *love* them. So much that they eat them right out of the garden – makes my lips pucker just thinking about it!

Strawberry Rhubarb CreamsiclesLuckily these hardy plants produce quite an abundance so I’m usually able to sneak a handful of stalks for a once a year treat that is so amazing!

Strawberry Rhubarb CreamsiclesStrawberries and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. We won’t be able to pick strawberries for another few weeks, but every year I keep a couple cups from our freezer stash from the previous year just to make these creamsicles during the first long weekend of the season – strawberries picked at the height of the season are so sweet and you can’t beat the strawberry flavor!

Strawberry Rhubarb CreamsiclesMy strawberry to rhubarb ratio cuts some of the tart of the rhubarb but there is still a bite to them πŸ˜‰ Which is perfect when you swirl in fluffy fresh whipped cream – every bite has the perfect amount of sweet and tart and all 3 of my girls now inhaled theirs this weekend!

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My newest purchase this year has been this 10 popsicle mold! I am in heaven! With 3 kids now eating popsicles everytime I make them, it is so nice to make a load of them at once! We still have our star pop mold that is wonderful, and I do still make toddler pops with these smaller molds that are really nice for my littlest to hold!

Happy summer to you!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberry Rhubarb Creamsicles
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups rhubarb, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen, no need to chop)
  • 3 TB water
  • Optional 2-3 TB raw honey for the rhubarb/strawberry mixture if you don't like a real tart bite (I don't usually add this in but if your kids might be sensitive to tart go for it!)
  • Β½ cup whole cream (Raw preferable, and preferable not ultra pasteurized, or if you are dairy free use coconut cream.)
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Β½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Put the rhubarb, strawberries, and water in a small sauce pan and bring the heat up to medium/high. Use a potato masher to squish the strawberries and their juices out. Keep the mixture at a low simmer until the rhubarb is softened - shouldn't be any more than 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the cooked strawberry rhubarb mixture into a blender and puree – taste test and if it is too tart you can add a couple TB of raw honey. Transfer the puree to the freezer to chill for a quick half hour.
  3. Once the strawberry rhubarb mixture is cooled, whip the cream, maple syrup, and vanilla extract for about 2 minutes to make whipped cream.
  4. Fold the whipped cream gently into the strawberry rhubarb mixture, and pour into popsicle molds to freeze. I like to use a spoon to scoop the popsicle mixture into the molds since it is on the thicker side from the whipped cream.
  5. This recipe makes about 10 popsicles for my 10-pop mold

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31 Comments

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish May 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    This is such a great idea! I never would have thought to whip the cream first. They are beautiful!

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      OH yes! It makes it light and fluffy! So good!

  • Reply Jessica May 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I will have to try this, I have a bunch of rhubarb ready to use on my counter. And the photos are stunning!!

  • Reply Steph May 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Yumm! I cannot wait to try this! πŸ™‚ We have TONS of rhubarb waiting to be picked out in our garden. Once I get some more raw cream this weekend I will definitely try these out on my crew!!

  • Reply Megan Stevens May 26, 2015 at 10:29 am

    These are so pretty!! I love the idea of whipping the cream first to get the swirly effect. I need to make these for my kids. They would *love* them!!!

  • Reply Tash May 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    These sound define and they look so pretty! I’ve never made anything with rhubarb before….I’ll have to try these out! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Krystal May 26, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I’m so bummed we don’t have rhubarb here! I might sub with another Spring fruit just because these look soooo good.

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Oh interesting! I would think it grows just about anywhere since it so abundant and hardy!

  • Reply Raine Saunders May 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    These look so yummy Renee! I shared these on a client’s page who is a certified nutritionist and recommends traditional foods and nourishing alternatives to processed choices. Pictures are beautiful! I also pinned!

  • Reply Donna @ Eco-Mothering May 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    We don’t grow rhubarb, but I think my daughter would love these popsicles. They look delicious! Sharing this with my sister who does grow rhubarb. (On a side note, I’m a graphic designer and I love your logo πŸ™‚

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Donna! Oh great! The rhubarb splits really well if your sister cares to split a plant with you – they will grow pretty much anywhere with very little tending too as well! And wow – thank you for your kind words regarding my logo – that actually means a lot coming from you!

  • Reply Sylvie May 27, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Such a classic combination, love strawberries and rhubarb together!

  • Reply carol May 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Love the idea of strawberry and rhubarb. These look so good!

  • Reply karen May 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I don’t grow rhubarb but now I might have to just to make these popsicles! Can you taste the tartness? I wonder if I’d like that in a popsicle…but they are pretty though! Pinned!

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 27, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Dr. Karen! Yes this ratio of rhubarb to strawberry is still going to leave behind a tart flavor – so you could do more strawberries or add a touch of raw honey to help with that if it bothers you!

  • Reply Katie | The Antidote Life May 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I grew up eating my favorite kind of pie, strawberry rhubarb! And I also happen to enjoy anything with the word creamsicle in it. This recipe looks on point and will probably transport me back to childhood! Thank you for sharing and can’t wait to try this out this summer. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 27, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Katie! That totally makes my day! Enjoy them πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rachel May 29, 2015 at 9:25 am

    How perfectly seasonal. πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Rachel June 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I made these yesterday and treated myself to one after work today.. absolutely amazing! I wish my mom had this recipe when I was little :p

  • Reply Margaret June 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I love the strawberry and rhubarb combination! Do you think it would work with coconut whipped cream? We’re dairy free πŸ™‚

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