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Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles Cooking View
Annie's Original

What is better than a cold glass of lemonade? Not much, in my opinion. I think lemonade is one of the greatest things in the world. I drink water almost all of the time, but if I’m at a restaurant that serves good quality (read: real) lemonade, I am powerless to resist. One of the only things that can make lemonade better is freezing it. Thanks to every amusement park ever that sells frozen lemonade, it has been a life long favorite of mine. And then, just when I really thought it didn’t get better, I added in my favorite, put-it-all-over-everything blueberry sauce and turned it into a popsicle.

As expected, combining two of my very favorite things into one dessert was just as wonderful as I had imagined. Now, if you are concerned about the aesthetics of your popsicles, you can go for the layered look that I used here. It’s not complicated but it does take a bit more time. Alternatively, for something even simpler but every bit as delicious, you can simply stir some of the pureed blueberry sauce into the lemonade, pour that into popsicle molds, and be finished in a single step. Whichever route you go, you’ll end up with a perfectly sweet-tart frozen treat that everyone will love.

Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles
Yield: about 10 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup blueberry sauce
Cooking View

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the lemon juice and sugar. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has melted to form a lemon syrup. Remove from the heat and let cool.  Stir in the water. Add more to taste if you prefer.

  • Pour some of the lemonade mixture into popsicle molds, filling each about ¼ to 1/3 of the way full.  Transfer to the freezer. After about 30 minutes, check to see if the lemonade is partially frozen so that you can insert a popsicle stick without it falling over. (This took closer to 45-60 minutes for me.) Insert sticks and let the first lemonade layer freeze completely.

  • In a blender, food processor or with an immersion blender (my favorite option), puree the blueberry sauce.  (You can leave the sauce chunky, but I found it easier to pour into the molds after it was pureed.)  Pour a thin layer of blueberry sauce into each mold over the lemonade layer. Repeat this process a couple more times, alternating the lemonade and blueberry layers and freezing each layer before adding another. Let freeze fully before unmolding.

  • http://kucuk-sef.blogspot.com Kucuk Sef

    I will go and buy the mold for these popsicles and immediately try this recipe for the kids! They seem delicious, but I wonder: do they melt quickly?

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These pops look great! Love the flavour

  • annieseats

    They melt about the same as any popsicle. Enjoy!

  • http://lslfun.blogspot.com Mira L

    These look amazing! I was planning to make cherry popsicles, but now after I saw your recipe, I’m debating if I should make them with blueberries :)

  • Shari

    Awesome, I wish you were my Mom lol

  • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

    The perfect summer popsicles, love these!

  • http://www.foodpleasureandhealth.com/ Dixya Bhattarai RD

    this is such an easy ratio for a recipe to remember. absolutely loving popsicles these days.

  • Fabulous 30s

    Mmmmm…this looks like an amazing summer treat. I will definitively have to try this one.

  • Kerry Cooks

    These look so delicious. Your kids really are so lucky!

  • http://www.everydaydessertsblog.blogspot.com/ Angelyn Dodson

    these look so wonderful! love these!!

  • http://musingsofarandomchick.blogspot.com/ Ginger Gilbert

    Oh! These look so delicious! I just wish my darn teeth weren’t so sensitive to the cold.

  • Bonny @ Clever Hen

    These pops look not only delicious but beautiful! Got to try them!

  • Tracy

    So beautiful! I wish I had the patience to make such tasty popsicles!

  • annieseats

    They’ll still be just as tasty if you go the quick and easy (non-layered route.) Trust me!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    These are gorgeous! The blueberry lemon combo is one of the ages. Just can’t go wrong.

  • Renee

    These sound so completely lovely! I think the layering looks beautiful.