Dessert | July 26, 2018

Berry Popsicles

 

Close your eyes and imagine: raspberry, blueberry and blackberry ice cold popsicle with a hint of lime and mint topped with a crunch of sugar. Can you feel the cool sweet/tartness in your mouth?  I give you, berry popsicles with a mojito twist. (insert amazed face emoji here)

triple berry popsicles

EVERYONE loves berries. kids, adults, picky eaters, foodies- you cannot go wrong with this berry popsicles. Especially during the hottest months! But in all reality these are health so you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner all year round. As you can see I couldn’t even get a photo taken without my child stealing (not his first) popsicle. They’re that good!’

child's hand grabbing popsicle

How to make berry popsicles

The honey lime mint syrup

I like to start by making the honey lime mint syrup for these berry popsicles.

1.In a blender add your lime, mint, and honey and blend until purred. you can also chop your mint ultra fine and stir to combine.

2. In three separate bowls add 2 tbs of the syrup. You are preparing to add the berries!

three white bowls with honey, mint, lime syrup

the berries

You really can use any of your favorite three berries to make this recipe. Use what is fresh, ripe and in season as they will give you the best and richest flavor. Making the popsicles ultra sweet without adding any sugar.

Can you substitute with frozen berries? 

Yes, You can totally substitute with frozen berries, but they might not be as sweet as fresh berries so make sure you are taste testing along the way, adding more honey or sugar if needed to your desired sweetness.

blueberries, raspberries and black berries in bowls

How to make the berry puree

Now that you have your berries washed, and your syrup made take 1 heaping cup of each berry and place in the bowls.

blackberries, blueberries and raspberries in separate bowls with syrup

in a blender blend each bowl separately and return back to bowl.

raspberry, blueberry and blackberry puree in three different bowls

Ombre popsicles!

Now to freeze your popsicles so that have the ombre look, start with the raspberry puree and pour into your mold. My mold holds about 4 cups of liquid, so I put about 2 spoonfuls of puree in each popsicle.

raspberry puree in popsicle mold

I like to start with the lightest color and move to the darkest. Let it freeze for about 15-30 minutes and pour the next layer in.

blueberry puree in popsicle mold on top of raspberry

After you have added the 3rd and final layer add the popsicle sticks and let it freeze until its nice and hard.

To party these popsicles up add a light coating of course sugar to a side of the popsicle. Your kids and friends will go nuts over them!

up close photo of berry popsicles

A few tips and tricks to making the ultimate popsicle:

How to make a straight popsicle stick handle

  1. Let the popsicle freeze for 30-60 minutes, the liquid will firm up and then you can add the stick.
  2. Purchase a mold with a lid included- mine came with a lid with slots so I can slip the sticks in and they stay until frozen.
  3. Add fresh fruit. Adding the fruit holds up the stick :)

triple berry popsicles

My popsicle mold is different than yours.

How do you know how much  liquid to add?

Because we don’t all have the same popsicle mold (you can get mine from amazon here) it can be tricky to know how much to make in advance. Before making the smoothie pour water into your popsicle molds 1 cup at a time. My molds hold about 4 cups of liquid.

If I’m adding fresh fruit then I don’t need to make as much. But now I have a good idea on how much to make. This peaches and cream smoothie popsicle recipe makes 4 cups. If you have extra serve to your kids as a drink!

berry popsicles on platter with ice

Looking for a few other popsicle recipes! Try one of these

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Coconut Lime Popsicle

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up close photo of berry popsicles
Berry Popsicles with a mojito twist
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Delicious, icy triple berry popsicles with a cool lime mint sweetness. Sure to be a crowd please for all your hot summer days.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, mojito, popsicles, triple berries
Servings: 10 popsicles
Calories: 43 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blackberries heaping
  • 1 cup blueberries heaping
  • 1 cup raspberries heaping
  • 1/2 cup lime juice fresh
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
Instructions
  1. In blender blend honey, lime, and mint leaving until well incorporated and mint is minced. Separate 2 tbs of syrup into three separate bowls.

  2. In each bowl add a different berry with the syrup. 

  3. In blender blend each berry with its syrup in bowl until fruit is pureed. Return to bowl. 

  4. In popsicle mold add raspberry puree  first to mold and return to freezer for 15-30 minutes.

    Remove from freezer and add blueberry puree to popsicle and return to freezer for 15-30 minutes.

    Remove from freezer and add blackberry puree to popsicle plus adding the popsicle stick at this time and return to freezer until completely frozen. 

  5. If course sugar is desired, remove popsicle from mold, splash a small section of popsicle with water, dip in sugar and return to freezer in air tight container until ready to eat. 

Nutrition Facts
Berry Popsicles with a mojito twist
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 73mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 14.1%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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