Posted by gabber1981 on Jul - 30 - 2012 under Blueberry, Dessert, Frozen, Popsicle, Raspberry, Strawberry, Sweet
Ingredients
  • 3 6-ounce packages of frozen or fresh mixed berries(approx.  2-3/4 cups (660 ml))
  • 3/4 cup(180 ml) of sugar (can easily reduce to a 1/2 cup(120 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons(30 ml) of lemon juice
Cuisine: Cooking time: 4 -5 hours(freezing) mins Serving: 8 people

I really need to invest in a blender.  It would make my life a heck of a lot easier.  And cleaner.

After making the ghetto pudding pops, I decided to find real popsicle molds.  Like I said before, I looked around for some, but had a hard time finding any.  Luckily, there is an eBay equivalent here in China, and I was able to find exactly what I was looking for and for a lot better price than I would have paid had I found them in a store . . . probably anyway.  For the foreigners who figure out how to use it, Taobao is a savior.  I highly recommend it.

Besides not having a blender and splattering me and my kitchen with red juices, this was easy to throw together and it tasted great.  It especially hit the spot after spending the afternoon under the blazing sun.

I’m not sure how I feel about leaving in the fruit skins.  I kept them at the time because my molds were not completely full, and I didn’t want to water down the popsicles.  I probably would have had more than enough juice had I been able to smash them more.  If you like having fruit chunks in your popsicles, then I say follow suit.  If not, well, I am sure you’ll figure out a way to make do.

I know that this isn’t a particularly fascinating recipe and that it is far from original, but perhaps someone, somewhere wants a step by step walk-through because they’ve never done it before.  Hey, I’m sure there are people out there who Google how to boil water!

I hope that you enjoy it and may your tears be few!  (Mine were!)

Instructions

1.  Measure out either 2-3/4 cups (660 ml) of frozen mixed berries and thaw them or use the same amount of fresh berries.

2.  Combine the berries, preferably in a blender or food processor, with a 3/4 cup (180 ml)  of sugar and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of lemon juice.

3.  Mix until most of the berries have turned into a liquid state or purée, like so.

4.  Separate the fruit skins from the juice by draining.  Reserve the skins if you would like to use them in your popsicles.

5.  If you decide to keep your fruit skins, place them at the bottom of each mold, about 1 tablespoon (15 ml).

6.  Fill each of your molds with fruit juice and insert the popsicles sticks.

7.  Freeze the popsicles for four to five hours.

8.  To remove the popsicles, run hot water over the molds for 20 to 30 seconds.  (Dipping them works, too)  Be careful not to tug too hard or else your sticks will come out and your lovely popsicle will be left behind.  If this happens, dribble some water in the hole where the stick was, reinsert the stick, refreeze and try again.

 

 

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