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Blueberry Ice Pops (Recipe)

Blueberry Ice Pops (Recipe)

 

We here in the Bay Area are pretty grumpy today. Not only is there a major public transportation strike, and thus a scramble to get on the few remaining public options and the worst traffic in well over a decade, but we’re also in the middle of heat wave. A terrible combination if there ever was one!

It’s led me to some pretty conflicting emotions about working from home– on the one hand, I don’t have to deal with the chaos of the BART shutdown, but on the other, well, most offices have sweet, sweet, air conditioning, and my apartment certainly doesn’t. I’ve found a happy medium, though, in ice pops made from ingredients already in my kitchen. And no, I don’t have my own ice pop molds. The recipe calls for 10 2 1/2 ounce ice pop molds, and freezing for about 3 hours. I used 2 ice cube trays and some chopsticks and let them freeze for about 2 hours. You can also try muffin tins or shot glasses.

Blueberry Ice Pops

Ingredients:

  • 5 Cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (ideally freshly squeezed)

Instructions:
1. Add all ingredients, along with 1/2 cup cold water, to a blender. Puree until smooth. Place a fine-mesh sieve inside a large bowl and strain mixture through it. Use a rubber spatula to press down as much of the liquid as you can. Discard solids in sieve. You should have a about 3 cups of the blueberry mixture; add more water and stir a little if it’s less than that.
2. Divide the blueberry mixture evenly among the ice pop molds or whatever else you’re using. Place wooden sticks in each mold and freeze for 3+ hours.
3. When frozen, dip the bottom of molds in warm water for just 2-3 seconds to release.

Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart.

See Also:
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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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12:00AM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible. shaved ice machine

10:29PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thanks

8:21AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

yum

9:45AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

ive never been a great lover of ice pops...here in the UK theyre called tip tops and theyre not at all tasty....im more of a choc ice person tbh...thanks for sharing

10:06AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:18AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Why get rid of the solids? I'd keep them and it would still be pretty good and you get the fiber.

1:49PM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

Mmmm...

2:23AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing

5:18PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Love! I could see doing this with a mix of berries too. I love that you used what you have on hand - ice cubes with chopsticks! and you presumably get way more that way too - I can see this being a fun activity with my kids in the summer (I'm in Australia so it's winter here).

And, you answered another question we had the other day - what do American's call ice pops - we just call them ice blocks, here in Oz. so thanks :)

12:55AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

That sounds soooo good!

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