Thursday, July 3, 2014

red white and blueberry popsicles

Here is a fun recipe I happened upon when searching for good 4th of July recipes. A fun and healthy treat to celebrate our nations birth! It only requires a few ingredients and some patience. Adapted from the view from great island

makes about 10 popsicles


1 heaping cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup yogurt (I made a honey vanilla Greek Yogurt)
honey (optional)

popsicle molds
popsicle sticks
funnel and measuring spoons

1. Puree raspberries and blueberries (separately), thinning with a little water so they pourable. You can also thin the blueberries with yogurt to brighten up the color*. Add a bit of honey if the berries are too tart.
2. Puree yogurt with vanilla and honey if desired. Thin with a little water if needed.
3. Using a funnel and tablespoon, carefully pour 1-2 tablespoons of blueberry puree into the bottom of each mold. If there is some dripping along the sides use a popsicle stick to scrape it down. Let it freeze until firm, about an hour.
4. Pour in about 2 teaspoons of the yogurt through the funnel for the next layer. Cover with foil and add the popsicle sticks, pushing down a little into the blueberry layer, and allow to freeze.
5. Now add about 2 teaspoons of raspberry puree with the funnel for the next stripe. Put in freezer until solid.
6. Continue alternating yogurt and raspberry puree until you have filled the mold. If you are short on time you can do a single stripe of each color: blueberry then yogurt then raspberry.
7. Un-mold the pops by turning upside down and running under warm water or by immersing the mold in a sink full of hot water for 30 seconds.

* if the blueberry puree is too purple you can add your own blue food coloring made from red cabbage and baking soda. Instructions are here. It's pretty cool.

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