Active Time: :20 Mins
Total Time: :4 Hours 40 Mins
Yield: :Serves 10 (serving size: 1 popsicle)

These vibrant popsicles are fruity and refreshing, but deliver an unexpected depth thanks to the tamarind paste (which can be found at supermarkets such as Whole Foods and online). The tart character of tamarind fruit adds dynamic flavor complexity that nicely balances the simple comfort of fresh, peak-season strawberries. P.S.—If you happen to stir a little bit of the strawberry-tamarind puree into a glass of iced tea or lemonade, you won’t regret it.  


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup tamarind paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine water, sugar, tamarind paste, and salt in a small saucepan over high. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly, about 20 minutes. 

Step 2

Process strawberries, mint, and 1/4 cup of the tamarind mixture in a blender until smooth; stir in remaining tamarind mixture. Pour into 10 (3-ounce) ice pop molds; freeze until solid, at least 4 hours.

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