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.


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

  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!

  3. this looks sooo refreshingly delicious!!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend.
    :) Christine

  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!

    Chelsea Gwynne

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

  6. I love a good ole homemade pop!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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

    I'm a southern girl too ;)

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

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

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



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