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- It’s blueberry season here in Maine and for the first time, finally, I went blueberry picking. My daughter and I set out at a great organic place just down the road from us and within thirty minutes with had over a quart of fresh blueberries. The weather was hot so I wasn’t sure what I was going to make with all of these blueberries. I also didn’t have much left after we munched on them a handful at a time and we enjoyed them in cereal and over pancakes with whipped cream as well. So, what do you do when you don’t feel like turning on the oven but want to enjoy a sweet snack with your blueberries? Make popsicles of course! Besides the wait time between freezing the layers, these can be made pretty quickly. In between we had lunch, played, etc. Not to bad of a day in the kitchen and by night time everyone had a great snack to eat outside on the deck after dinner!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen grape juice concentrate, slightly thawed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- zest of 2 lemons
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- Pulse the blueberries in a food processor for about 10 to 15 seconds. Stir the blueberries into a small bowl with the grape juice and set aside.
- In a small pot, combine the sugar and water and heat until the sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Add the lemon zest and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, pour the sugar mixture through a strainer over the bowl of lemon juice. Stir the strained sugar mixture and lemon juice and set aside.
- Pour the blueberry mixture into each popsicle mold, filling 1/4 of the way. Put the popsicle mold in the freezer and allow to freeze for 30 minutes. Next, pour the lemon mixture into each mold, filling 1/4 of the way. Freeze and repeat once more for each flavor. You will end up with 2 layers of blueberry flavor and 2 layer of the lemon flavor. Allow to freeze for 1 to 2 hours after the last layer has been filled. You will want to add your popsicle sticks halfway through the process.
- When you are ready to serve, let hot water run over the popsicle mold for 10 seconds. To store your popsicles, wrap in wax paper and store in a plastic container in the freezer.