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Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

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Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

 

Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

 

Making homemade lemonadewith fruit purée was such a hit with my family, that the natural progression was to turn the strawberry lemonade and blueberry lemonadeinto popsicles.

My son loves popsicles (and who am I kidding, I do, too!) but I would much rather serve him a homemade popsicle made with real fruit than the typical sugary store-bought popsicle. Making popsicles is easier than you think and it allows you to control the amount of sugar in them. You can by inexpensive popsicle molds at most stores in their special summer section or you can use smaller paper cups and lollipop or popsicle sticks.

DID YOU KNOW?: Though “Popsicle” is a trademark owned by Unilever and is the most popular brand of ice pop, it has become the common name for all ice pops. According to Wikipedia, popsicles were invented in 1905 by Frank Epperson in San Francisco, who at 11 years old left a stir stick in his flavored soda drink and accidentally left it on the porch. That night San Francisco had record low temperatures and the soda froze, leaving Frank Epperson with a delicious icicle, which he named the Epsicle, to be changed at a later date to Popsicle. The rest is history!

Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles
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Serves: 8+
 
Making popsicles at home is so easy and allows you to control the amount of sugar used. And your kids can help create different flavors!
Ingredients
  • 2 lemons
  • 1½ cup water, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries or raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
Simple Sugar Syrup
  1. Mix 1 cup water and ½ cup sugar in a small saucepan over low-medium heat.
  2. Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes clear.
  3. Let it cool and refrigerate it in a sealed container.
Fruit Purées
  1. Blend the berries until a thick liquid is formed.
  2. Add as little water as necessary to allow the fruit to blend.
  3. Repeat the process with the blueberries.
  4. Store the purées in sealed containers in the refrigerator.
Berry Lemonades
  1. Mix the juice of 1 lemon, ¼ cup water, 2 Tbsp of simple sugar syrup and 1-2 spoonfuls of strawberry-raspberry purée in a martini shaker or a pitcher. (In place of the simple syrup, you can substitute 1 Tbsp sugar.)
  2. Add more simple sugar syrup or strawberry-raspberry purée to taste.
  3. Repeat the process with the blueberries to make the blueberry lemonade.
Popsicles
  1. Pour the juice into the popsicle molds.
  2. Add a few sliced strawberries or raspberries into the molds with the strawberry lemonade and a few frozen blueberries into the molds with the blueberry lemonade.
  3. Place the lids on the popsicle molds and place them in the freezer.
  4. Freeze them for several hours or until the juice is frozen.
  5. Remove them from the freezer and gently pull the popsicles out.
  6. If you have difficulty removing the popsicles from the molds, run some warm water on the tips of the molds while gently twisting the molds to work the popsicles out of the molds.

 

Popsicle molds: Groovy Ice Pop Molds

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10 Responses to “Strawberry & Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles”

  1. Those look so pretty! I’ll bet these are super popular with the kiddos! I can’t wait to try them! Raw sugar would make these even healthier.

  2. These look so refreshing…I used to make fruit popsicles for my boys when they were kids:)

  3. Samantha says:

    Hey, I was just wondering how many popsicles this made in the molds??
    Thanks, they look awesome can’t wait to try them!
    - Sam http://flavorator.blogspot.com/

  4. kelsey says:

    Sam, this recipe made 8 popsicles with my molds – 4 of each flavor. Let me know how they turn out for you!

  5. Annette says:

    These look amazing. Where did you get those molds? I love them and have been looking for them all summer.

  6. kelsey says:

    Thanks, Annette. I know that Wal-Mart and Target carry the molds and I’m sure that other large retailers do, too, especially this time of year. You can get them on-line at Amazon, also!

  7. Annette says:

    I hadn’t seen them in Target but they are available online. Thanks again!

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