Monday, August 16, 2010

Purple Pops


It was a hot one this weekend, so I made a batch of popsicles in my new favorite flavor. The blend of blackberries and yogurt makes for a refreshing and perfectly tart taste. Plus, they leave your tongue the most fabulous shade of purple.


Blackberry, Honey, and Yogurt Pops
Recipe courtesy of People's Pops and Bon Appetit

2/3 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
3 6-ounce containers fresh blackberries (3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups)
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt (preferably organic)
5 teaspoons honey
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Bring 2/3 cup water and sugar to boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer simple syrup to small bowl and chill until cold, about 1 hour. Place blackberries in processor; puree until smooth. Pour blackberry puree into strainer set over medium bowl. Using rubber spatula, press on solids to extract as much puree as possible. Discard seeds in strainer. Measure 2 cups blackberry puree and place in another medium bowl for pops (reserve any remaining puree for another use). Add chilled simple syrup, yogurt, honey, and lemon juice to puree; whisk to blend.

Divide mixture among 10 molds (each about 1/3- to 1/2-cup capacity). Top with mold cover, if available, and insert stick into each. (If cover is not available, cover top of mold with plastic wrap, pulling taut; freeze until partially frozen, then insert stick into center of plastic wrap and into pop mixture in each.) Freeze pops until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight. Dip bottom of mold into hot water 10 to 15 seconds to loosen pops. Remove pops from molds and serve.

22 comments:

  1. Just walked the dog... wish i had one now!

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  2. wow-this looks incredible! i love refreshing summer treats!

    thank you for stopping by my blog, so that now i can see yours!:) it's wonderful!

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  3. this looks sooo refreshingly delicious!!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend.
    :) Christine

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  4. thank you for stopping by my blog. SO glad to find yours as well! these pops look so good!

    I'll be coming back often!

    Best,
    Chelsea Gwynne

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  5. oh i love homemade pops - i remember my mom making them from koolaid when i was a child

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  6. I love a good ole homemade pop!!

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  7. yum! so perfect for these hot summer days. i love the hint of yogurt!

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  8. these look amazing!!! and thank you for the recipe!

    allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  9. I just bought those molds last week!! I can't wait to try them out!

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  10. I am making these tomorrow. They sound soooooo good!

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  11. They look so delicious. I will have to try them

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  12. Thats a great way to beat this crazy Seattle heat!

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  13. yum these look so good! I can't believe I haven't had any popsicles this summer yet!

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  14. Those look delish!! I would have loved to have one today...the heat in LA was crazy!

    Thanks for stopping by blog!

    xxo Kelly
    Glamourous Spirit

    ps
    I'm a southern girl too ;)

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  15. Oh delicious!
    This has me thinking about making my own popsicles...I wonder how you can make popsicles without the molds?

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  16. you are mastering the whole popsicle thing. way to go.

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  17. Becca,
    I think paper cups would do the trick.

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