Last week we went blueberry picking and it was a lot of fun! We went with the whole family: cousins, grandma, aunt, so you can imagine the amount of blueberries that we brought home. Since I couldn't decide what to make, I froze half of the berries in ziploc bags and with the rest I made popsicle. For this popsicle recipe we are going to cook the berries and add a little bit of sugar and lime, this will help all of the flavors to flourish when frozen. I wanted the popsicle to have two colors, so I didn't mix the yogurt with the fruit, and first added the yogurt and then the berries puree. It is advisable to freeze the popsicle for an hour and then add the wooden stick, so it does not sink too much, personally I forget to add it later and when I remember it is already frozen, so I place the stick at once and do not submerge it too much, as it will go down with time. This also depends on the type of molds you have. Blueberry picking is a great activity for the whole family. I assure you that you will have a lot of fun with a delicious reward.
Makes: 10 popsicles Prep time: 35 mins Freezer time: around 5 hours, overnight works best
4 cups blueberries
½ cup coconut sugar
4 squeezed limes
2 cups of yogurt
Honey to taste
Popsicle wooden sticks
In a pot, bring to a simmer the berries and cook for about 10 minutes
Add the sugar and lime
Blend the berries mixture
Place a strainer on top of the pot where you cooked the berries and strain the fruit mixture into the pot
Let it to cool down
In another bowl mix together the yogurt and honey. Feel free to add vanilla or mini chocolate chips
Once the fruit mixture is cooled down you can start filling the popsicles mold
I filled a small ziploc bag with the yogurt
Cut one of the corners
And filled the popsicle molds
Once the mixture was cooled down I filled a squeeze bottle with it
For both mixture you can use a spoon, a squeeze bottle, piping bag, anything that works for you
First add a little yogurt in each mold
On top add the blueberry sauce
Place a wooden stick in the middle of each mold
If you would like to have the colors mix just a bit, move the stick around few times
Freeze and then enjoy!
Mini chocolate chips, vanilla, fruit, edible flowers.
If you aren't mixing fruits try to mix fruits with the same colors, so you don’t end up with an ugly popsicle that your picky eater isn’t going to try later.
Recommended flavors: mango, apricot and cauliflower, strawberries, watermelon and lemon juice, strawberries and yogurt, kiwi chia pudding and spinach.
Once your popsicles are frozen you can take them out and transfer them to a ziploc bag. I do this because the mold that I use takes a lot of space in my freezer. I also fill the molds with leftover smoothies during the week, so I like to have them handy.