Berry lemon popsicles make a refreshing treat on a hot day or any time of year. They’re loaded with fruits and have much less sugar than typical popsicles.
Summer is in full swing around here and I’m loving it. I’ve had the chance to spend more quality time with my kids lately with school being out and it’s been wonderful. It’s not always easy balancing work with play time, but we’ve been making it work so far.
It rains A LOT in South Florida this time of year…by a lot I mean every day at least in the afternoon so indoor activities are key. I converted the garage into an art play room so that’s been helping keep my kids busy and we also started a new tradition. Twice a week, we create a brand new recipe together. We spend time thinking about what would be fun to make, go buy the ingredients and get going in the kitchen!
It’s been a lot of fun and this week we made Lemon Berry Popsicles. They’re made from homemade lemonade and fresh raspberries and blackberries. I was in charge of stirring the boiling sugar and water, while my kids were squeezing the lemons until they reached 2/3 cup. Then they added the rest of the water, washed the berries and added them to the popsicle molds. Here’s the simple recipe so you can make some too. There will be leftover lemonade, which is a bonus!
Berry Lemon Popsicles
This recipe makes 6 popsicles and leaves leftover lemonade to enjoy separately. It is naturally gluten free, dairy free, vegan and free of the top 8 most common allergens.
Berry Lemon Popsicles
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 4 lemons medium sized or large
- 1/4 cup sugar + 1 tbsp sugar
- 18 raspberries
- 18 blackberries small, or 9 bigger ones cut in half
- Combine the sugar and one cup of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat, and add the sugar water mixture to a pitcher
- Cut the lemons in half or quarters and squeeze the juice until you get 2/3 cup.
- Add the lemon juice to the pitcher.
- Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups of cold water to the pitcher.
- Stir or shake if it has a top to make sure everything is well combined.
- Add 3 raspberries and 3 blackberries to each popsicle mold. We like to put them in a diagonal pattern switching berries as they cling to the sides of the mold, but you can put them in however you like.
- Fill the popsicle mold with lemonade until it's full.
- Add the popsicle handle or sticks.
- Freeze for 6-8 hours until frozen solid.
- Run the popsicle molds under water to help loosen the frozen popsicles for a simpler way to get them out of the molds.