Strawberry-Raspberry Popsicles

Summer is coming up really soon. First day is this Friday (I think).  Honestly I’m losing track of everything.  Things have been moving crazy fast over here. Lets backtrack to the last recipe from the past weekend. Maybe you want to make some cool and fruity popsicles for the upcoming season!

I don’t make popsicles often but here we go!

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Bought a new rack of popsicle molds for this!

But I still made a batch with the ones I bought last year!

Crayola Popsicle Molds

Crayola Popsicle Molds

I don’t really understand why I don’t make them more.  I mean, its just so simple and technically the freezer does most of the job.

Plus, making them at home is just so much healthier and you can make it into whatever flavor you want.  I was inspired by a recipe video for Strawberry-Basil Limeade Popsicles from FitSugar.  If you are interested in that, HERE is the video of the original recipe!  Because I lacked certain ingredients and between my boyfriend and I, we’re not huge fans of basil or lime, we swapped in raspberries instead.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

4 cups strawberries

1/2 cup raspberries

1/4 cup agave nectar

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup wild berry juice

1. Put all the ingredients into the blender.

2. Blend it until it has the consistency of a smoothie

3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds.  Be sure to leave some space at that top as it will expand as it freezes

4. Put in freezer for 3 hours or more.

After all that, we get this!

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It tasted super awesome except maybe just a bit on the sour side.  You might want to not go all berries or use blueberries? I think the wild berry juice would’ve been better if it was replaced with lemonade to give it a smoother taste.  I’ll try some other combinations out.

If you’d like some spiked ones, they suggest to add tequila to it 🙂 If not, I had tested one out last year right HERE.

Do you like to make/eat popsicles in the summer? What flavors do you like?

Rosé Fruit Punch Popsicles!

This weekend I finally had time to stop at Walmart and get some popsicle moulds.  It is perfectly in time as well as the heat wave doesn’t seem to be letting up soon.  I love the heat to a certain extent and seeing so many people make all sorts of popsicles, I’ve been wanting to give it a swing also.  I sat around for a little bit trying to see what to use.

Here’s how it turned out:

So I have a general idea has to how to do it.  No specific measurements.

Here is what I used:

(makes 4)

around 35 blueberries

1 can (250mL)  Fruit Punch Sparkling Juice (President’s Choice)

splash of Gallo Family Vineyards White Zinfandel Rosé Wine

I have to say that they looked really awesome. Even when I pulled it out, they looked pretty good as well.  I was thinking that they looked a whole lot like a slush popsicle.

That all took place last night.  Tonight I finally got around to trying it out.  Believe me, it was very icy.  The juice was there and it tasted fantastic.  Frozen blueberries though, aren’t really my favorite.  So maybe next time I’ll use something a bit sweeter so at least after being frozen, it still tastes rather decent.

Anyways, first time experiment was pretty successful.  At least it came out in one piece and stayed that way the whole time I was eating.  The mix of fizzy fruit punch and a splash of wine tasted fantastic and it did its job to cool me down.  🙂

Now to figure out how to make it less icy/slush and more like an actual fruit popsicle.  Any ideas or experiences to help me out?