Okay, I know you already know that I'm a little bit of a popsicle fanatic. Little bit. Unless, of course, this is your first visit to my little space. In that case, I say welcome - pull up a lawn chair and have a popsicle!
I know it's been unseasonably...well okay, not unseeeeasonably, I suppose...more like unreasonably HOT this year. And I could think of no better excuse to try as many different types of popsicles, paletas, ice pops, push pops, and ice cream bars as I possibly can.
Blackberry Lavender Popsicles
These refreshing popsicles feature fresh blackberries infused with lavender buds. They're the perfect way to beat the summer heat!
Prep Time: 1 hour (mostly unattended) + time to freeze
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: snack dessert vegan berries July 4th popsicles summer
Ingredients (8 (2.5 oz.) pops)
- 1 heaping pint (2 cups) fresh blackberries
- 3/4 cup superfine sugar (or agave nectar)
- 1 tablespoon lavender buds (fresh or dried)
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup cold water
Stir sugar into blackberries and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add lavender and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to bubble gently for ~10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Smoosh up the berries with a potato masher to release all the juices. Stir lemon juice and water into mixture. Taste and add more sweetener, if you think it needs it. Refrigerate until cold, ~30 minutes.
Set a strainer over a large mixing bowl (preferably one with a pour spout). Strain mixture, pushing down with a rubber spatula to extract all the juices.
Pour into popsicle molds, adding the sticks at the correct time for your molds. Freeze until solid.