A peek Into My Kitchen: Blackberry Ice Pops: Even for Breakfast ;)


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.

Blackberry Pops

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

Mix the sugar and water together in a small saucepan.  Simmer over low/medium heat until the sugar is all melted and you have a syrup (=simple syrup.)  Cool.

Mix all remaining ingredients together.

Freeze in ice pop holders or small paper cups with popsicle sticks inserted into the middle.

Note:  I find seeds in my ice pops disturbing.  To avoid spitting out seeds as you eat your popsicle, either make your puree by processing your berries in a food mill set to a fine setting or puree in blender/food processor and push your puree through a fine mesh strainer.

Note: Try replacing some or all of the blackberries with blueberries for a different, but equally yummy, treat!