It’s pushing 100 degrees here today, and the boys wanted to make dessert. Now, that’s not something we have in our house very often, so I wanted to comply…healthfully.
And, since it’s kind of a national holiday, I wanted them to be fun. I decided to make red, white, and blueberry popsicles, since we have an abundance of yogurt and berries in the fridge.
Thankfully, the boys were super excited, and the pops were easy to make.
We started by taking inventory of our possible ingredients. These are, at their core, just layered fruit purees, so work with what you’ve got!
We happened to have blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. We also had some tart cherries that I thought would be yummy, but the boys overruled me. And we had some vanilla yogurt. I let the boys choose their fruits, and they opted for blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
Honestly, I don’t blame them. Then, I let them chose their popsicle molds. We have a few to choose from, and I like them all. Though my favorite (and the ones pictured) have a built in drip guard, which is pretty awesome.
They picked the ones that would make the biggest popsicles. Not terribly surprised by that! Next, we had to make our fruit purees. I usually keep apple juice and grape juice on hand, and that came in handy.
To make your purees pourable (which makes for easy popsicle creation), you’ll want to thin your fruit puree with juice (water would work, too, but for the small amount of juice I used I’ll call it a wash.).
You’ll also want to use a high speed blender and some pourable mixing bowls to make these red, white, and blueberry popsicles easier.
- 1 cup strawberries or raspberries (or a combination)
- Apple or grape Juice
- 1 cup blueberries
- Apple or grape Juice
- Vanilla yogurt
- Start with your red layer. Place your berries in a high speed blender, with just a splash of juice. Add more juice as needed to achieve a smooth consistency. Once you've achieved a smooth consistency, pour the berry puree into a pourable mixing bowl.
- Rinse out your blender and do the same for your blue layer.
- To create the popsicles, stand your popsicle molds upright and pour in one "color" at a time. I suggest that you start with your blue puree, then add some yogurt, and then top with your red. Keep layering until you have full molds. Place the "sticks" in your molds and freeze until hard, approximately 4-6 hours.
You are not stuck with berries! We made some pretty awesome apricot popsicles last summer, and since stone fruit is in season, you could easily make layered peach, nectarine, or apricot popsicles using this recipe and some yogurt!
These look positively luscious! Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty