For me, popsicles spell summer. I always have a stash freezing in my freezer ready to be handed out as summery treats. This Fourth of July recipe is a colorful, patriotic take on popsicles. It is a great way to use up the summer berries and are healthy too. Thanks Martha Stewart Living for this festive recipe.
Fourth of July Recipe: Patriotic Popsicles with Summer Berries
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2 1/2 cups strawberries
8 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 1/2 cups blueberries
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1. In a blender, combine strawberries, sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice. Puree, scraping down sides as needed. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids; discard solids. Divide puree among six 4-ounce or eight 3-ounce ice-pop molds. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
2. Combine yogurt, cream, and 2 tablespoons each sugar and lime juice. Remove molds from freezer and top with yogurt mixture; insert ice-pop sticks. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
3. In clean blender, puree blueberries, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice. Pour through clean sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids; discard solids. Remove molds from freezer and top with blueberry puree. Freeze until solid, 6 hours more (or up to 1 week).
4. Just before serving, briefly run molds under hot water to release pops.
Enjoy this patriotic Fourth of July recipe with kids and adults alike.
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