Tuesday, April 19, 2016
To make Fruit Popsicles, you'll need:
I found my Popsicle molds on Amazon but I've also seen them in the dollar stores and places like Walmart and Kmart.
I started off with strawberries. I cut the cores out and washed them and then added them a little at a time to my blender and pulsed it until smooth.
As you can see in this picture, I didn't strain out the seeds because really, why bother? These were so good and they were done in about 3 hours. So I decided to try another fruit.
I blended up some blackberries and filled the two empty molds and put it back in the freezer. These were also really good. It's getting hotter here and these are going to be really nice on those hot days.
After experimenting with blackberries I realized there are just too many seeds in them for me so I strained the seeds out by pressing the blended blackberry juice through a mesh strainer. The liquid is really thick so you kinda have to press it through with a large spoon and it does take a little bit of time but it's well worth it.
We've been buying strawberry Popsicles for a long time and they are about $5 for a box of 6 of them. I just bought two packs of strawberries at the store at .99 a piece and they made 8 Popsicles. That's quite a savings. I searched out some Popsicle recipes online and there are a ton of them. Adding vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit to make a creamsicle. Or Sprite and pieces of fruit to make something interesting. I have a feeling, I'll be doing a lot of experimenting.
Some of the berries were a little tart so I either added 1/2 tsp of sugar or 2 TBSP of Sprite or 7Up to the blended berries and it fixed that right up.
Posted by Mary Kirkland at 12:00 AM