Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Recipes Everyone is always looking for zucchini recipes during the summer months when the garden zucchini is out of control, myself included. I love making zucchini salads, zucchini fritters, and of course zucchini bread (classic zucchini brea…

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Raspberry Coffee Cake

Our raspberry coffee cake is a sweet-and-tart treat that takes the traditional coffee cake and adds cream cheese filling, juicy raspberries, and sweet glaze.

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Cherry Bars

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a couple square pieces of cherry bars.

Cherry Bars

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Strawberry Popsicles

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing, homemade Strawberry Popsicles. These delicious treats are not only easy to make but are also a healthier alternative to store-bought options that are loaded with sugar. With just three simple ingredients, you can create a delightful dessert that the whole family will love. Why I Love This…

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing, homemade Strawberry Popsicles. These delicious treats are not only easy to make but are also a healthier alternative to store-bought options that are loaded with sugar. With just three simple ingredients, you can create a delightful dessert that the whole family will love.

Strawberry popsicles on a plate.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Easy to Make: Homemade popsicles are easier to make than you’d think! Just blend your ingredients, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze!
  • Naturally Sweetened: I love making my own strawberry popsicles because I can control the ingredients. This recipe just calls for strawberries, a touch of lemon juice and is naturally sweetened with honey!
  • Kid-Friendly: Your kids will love the naturally sweet, fruity flavor, and you’ll love that it’s a healthier treat for them.
  • Perfect for Summer: Popsicles are the perfect treat to cool down with on a hot summer day. Try Rainbow Fruit Popsicles, Coconut Fruit Popsicles and Strawberry Yogurt Ice Pops if you’re looking for more popsicle ideas!

The Ingredients

  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are the star of this recipe! They provide natural sweetness and a vibrant red color. Plus, strawberries are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.
  • Lemon Juice: This adds a touch of tartness that balances the sweetness of the strawberries and enhances the overall flavor of the popsicles.
  • Honey: If your strawberries are sweet enough, you could leave out the honey, but I usually add a touch anyway. You can also use agave or maple syrup if you prefer.

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberries, lemon juice and honey in small blender.

Step 1: Place the strawberries, lemon juice and honey in a food processor or blender and puree.

Pouring strawberry puree into popsicle mold.

Step 2: Pour several tablespoons of the puree into the individual popsicle molds. (Follow the manufacturers directions for your mold).

Strawberry Popsicles in molds.

Step 3: Freeze overnight or a minimum of 5 hours.

Hand holding strawberry popsicle.

Step 4: Remove popsicle from mold and serve.

Tips and Tricks

  • Easily Removing Popsicles: Run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds to help release the popsicles easily.
  • Choosing Strawberries: Select ripe, sweet strawberries for the best flavor. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • Adding Texture: For added texture, consider chopping a few strawberries into small pieces and adding them to the puree before freezing.

FAQs

How long do homemade popsicles last in the freezer?

Homemade popsicles can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months, although they are best enjoyed within the first few weeks for optimal freshness.

How do I make popsicles without popsicle molds?

To make popsicles without molds, use small paper cups and insert a wooden stick once the mixture is partially frozen (about 1-2 hours).

Can I serve strawberry popsicles to my baby?

It’s best to consult with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby. However, if your baby is over six months old and has already been introduced to strawberries with success, then these popsicles can be a refreshing treat! Just leave out the honey for babies under 1 year old.

Strawberry popsicles in popsicle molds.

More Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry popsicles are sure to become a favorite summertime treat for the whole family. Get your strawberries ready and make your own today! Let me know what you think of this recipe by leaving a rating and comment below!

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Strawberry Popsicles

Naturally sweetened, bright red Strawberry Popsicles are sure to make your family's eyes light right up!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 30kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave

Instructions

  • Place the strawberries, lemon juice and honey in a food processor or blender and puree.
  • Pour several tablespoons into the individual molds. (Follow the manufacturers directions for your mold).
  • Freeze overnight (or a minimum of 4-5 hours).
  • Serve.

Notes

  • Easily Removing Popsicles: Run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds to help release the popsicles easily.
  • Choosing Strawberries: Select ripe, sweet strawberries for the best flavor. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • Adding Texture: For added texture, consider chopping a few strawberries into small pieces and adding them to the puree before freezing.
  • A note for babies: It’s best to consult with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby. However, if your baby is over six months old and has already been introduced to strawberries with success, then these popsicles can be a refreshing treat! Just leave out the honey for babies under 1 year old. 

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

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Key Lime Pie With Meringue

Slice of key lime pie with meringue on a white plate.Key Lime Meringue Pie is creamy, dreamy, and delightfully tangy dessert! The fluffy, cloud-like layer of meringue on top is…

Slice of key lime pie with meringue on a white plate.

Key Lime Meringue Pie is creamy, dreamy, and delightfully tangy dessert! The fluffy, cloud-like layer of meringue on top is the perfect way to cap off this classic pie recipe.

Be sure to check out this Lemon Chiffon Pie if you love sweet-tart pies. This Banana Cream Pie is also a cool and creamy classic pie!

Slice of key lime pie with meringue on top.

Meringue on Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is often topped with a dollop of whipped cream, or maybe some piped on whipped cream if you’re feeling fancy. I decided to take a Lemon Meringue Pie approach, though—topping Key lime pie with a thick, fluffy layer of meringue.

I think Key Lime Meringue Pie is my favorite way to make Key lime pie yet! The meringue on top enhances the flavor and balances the tartness of the lime filling.

  • This recipe is a showstopper. Just look at the height on that meringue! This is the kind of dessert that everyone will ooh and ahh over.
  • Short list of ingredients for this Key lime meringue pie recipe. Other than the limes (or juice), you might just have almost everything in your kitchen already!
  • Key lime pie is a classic dessert dessert with a tangy lime flavor that is different from regular grocery store limes. They also shine in these Mini Key Lime Pies and Key Lime Pie Bars.

Important Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make key lime meringue pie.
  • Egg whites – Don’t discard the yolks! You’ll use them for the filling.
  • Cream of tartar – This helps stabilize the meringue.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – Not evaporated milk! Condensed milk is sweet, while evaporated is not.
  • Egg yolks – Like the whites, these should be room temperature.
  • Key lime juice – I used Nellie and Joey’s Famous Key Lime Juice in the recipe, which you can find it at most large grocery stores. You can also use fresh squeezed key limes if you’re lucky enough to find them!
  • Key lime zest – If you use bottled lime juice, you can use regular lime zest.
  • Graham cracker pie crust – Use fresh graham cracker crumbs to make your own graham cracker crust or use a store-bought crust.

How to Make Key Lime Meringue Pie

Make the Meringue:

Step by step photos showing how to make meringue for pie.
  • You’ll need a candy thermometer to heat the meringue until the temperature reaches 240ºF.
  • Using room temperature eggs make it easier to separate the whites from the yolks.
  • Using an electric stand mixer will make beating the meringue to stiff peaks easier than a hand mixer. You’ll need to continue beating until stiff peaks form and the meringue has cooled.

Make the Filling:

Step by step photos showing how to make key lime filling.
  • Whisk the condensed milk with the egg yolks, key lime juice, and key lime zest in a large mixing bowl until smooth. 
  • Pour the filling into the prepared graham cracker crust. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pie and increase the oven temperature to 425ºF.

Add the Meringue and Finish:

Step by step photos showing how to bake meringue pie.
  • Spoon the meringue over the top, using a spoon to create swirls and peaks.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the tips of the meringue have lightly browned. 
  • Remove from the oven and cool on the counter until the pie reaches room temperature. 
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 6-8 hours before serving.
Slice of key lime meringue pie being lifted out of pie plate.

Tips and Tricks

  • Let the eggs come to room temperature. Whipped whites will reach stiff peaks faster if they are not cold, and the other ingredients will mix more smoothly.
  • If you’re using key limes for zest, you’ll need about 4 to 5 key limes for a teaspoon of zest. I highly recommend finding the key lime juice, and using regular limes for the zest (if you can’t find key limes).
  • Allow the pie to cool at room temperature completely before placing it in the refrigerator. This will keep the meringue from shrinking when refrigerated.
  • Store Key lime meringue pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. After this, the meringue will start weeping.
  • If you’d like to freeze this pie, wrap it tightly (or store smaller portions in a freezer bag or container) and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving. Note that the meringue will weep while thawing.

More Zippy Lime Desserts

Slice of key lime pie with meringue on a white plate.
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Key Lime Meringue Pie Recipe

Key Lime Meringue Pie is a creamy, dreamy, and delightfully tangy dessert! The fluffy, cloud-like layer of meringue on top is the perfect way to cap off this classic pie recipe.
Course Pies and Tarts
Cuisine Italian
Keyword key lime
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours
Servings 8 slices
Author Aimee

Ingredients

For the Meringue

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

For the Pie Filling

  • 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon key lime zest
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust, see notes

Instructions

  • For the meringue, stir the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. As the mixture begins to simmer on the edges, stop stirring to prevent crystals from forming. Place a candy thermometer in the saucepan mixture and heat until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F, and the mixture becomes thick and syrup-like in consistency. This process takes about 10-15 minutes.
  • While the mixture is simmering (and not being stirred), beat egg whites with cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl with whisk attachment. Beat until egg whites are foamy, but before they reach soft peaks.
  • When the syrup is done heating, immediately pour in the the egg whites and beat at medium speed. Increase speed to high and continue beating until stiff peaks form and meringue has cooled (about 10 minutes). Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For the pie filling, combine sweetened condensed milk with egg yolks, key lime juice, and key lime zest in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour the filling into prepared graham cracker crust. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove pie from oven after 20 minutes and increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  • While the filling is still hot from the oven, spoon the meringue over the top, using a small spoon to create swirls and peaks in the meringue.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the tips of the meringue have browned lightly. Remove from oven and cool on counter until room temperature. Cover loosely with plastic wrap after cooling and chill in refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Notes

  • I used Nellie and Joey’s Famous Key Lime Juice in the recipe, you can find it at most large grocery stores. Or you can use fresh key limes (you’ll need quite a few here)!
  • Let the eggs come to room temperature. Whipped whites will reach stiff peaks faster if they are not cold, and the other ingredients will mix more smoothly.
  • If you’re using key limes for zest, you’ll need about 4 to 5 key limes for a teaspoon of zest. I highly recommend finding the key lime juice, and using regular limes for the zest (if you can’t find key limes).
  • Allow the pie to cool at room temperature completely before placing it in the refrigerator. This will keep the meringue from shrinking when refrigerated.
  • Store Key lime meringue pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. After this, the meringue will start weeping.
  • If you’d like to freeze this pie, wrap it tightly (or store smaller portions in a freezer bag or container) and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving. Note that the meringue will weep while thawing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice

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