I'm now an ice pop fan. The pops we made are so much more scrumptious that any Popsicle brand. They are made with real fruit and not too much sugar, so I feel pretty good about Cam eating them as well. Here's what we did:
Take 6 oz blackberries, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. Mix together in saucepan and heat until the mixture boils.
Place aside to cool slightly before placing in the blender to puree. Strain pureed blackberry mixture through a fine meshed sieve and discard seeds. Put mixture in refrigerator to chill.
|As Josh says, "All of the flavor, none of the texture."|
|Don't do what I did and have a toddler distract you, so that raspberries boil over on the stove.|
When blackberry mixture is chilled, pour into ice pop molds. Fill the molds halfway and you'll get about 6 finished ice pops. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
|The plastic bowls around the sticks make fantastic drip catchers.|
Take out and fill the remaining part of each mold with the raspberry mixture.
Place in ice pop sticks, making sure to pierce both the raspberry and blackberry layer. Freeze for at least 6 hours. Run hot water over the molds to make ice pop extraction easier.
Yummy (and delightfully messy) ice pops!