These pops are so wholesome that you could even serve them for breakfast!
My quest for a variety of homemade popsicles to replace those laden with dyes, preservatives and other horrible (though sometimes tasty) unmentionables.
The only drawback to these pops is that the beautiful, deep purple color may make you want to drape your apartment and your kids in plastic wrap to prevent the inevitable staining when you serve them.
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups blackberry puree
1 cup plain yogurt
1-2 Tbsp Honey or Agave nectar (You may need more if your use the optional lemon juice)
optional: 4 teaspoons lemon juice
This was my 4 year old son's hand hours (and several hand washings!) after I gave in and bought him a Sponge Bob popsicle in the park.
I know the picture isn't perfectly clear, but if you look closely, you can see that the various red dye #s godknowswhat have streaked his hand.
A little scary, no?
What's a mom to do? I remembered having a read a post on Weelicious about mango popsicles and tinkered around with the proportions a bit.
The next day, I made these:
3 very ripe mangoes, chopped
1 cup of whole milk or yogurt
an optional dash of cinnamon or chili powder (the latter for adventurous adults!)