7/13/10

Blueberry & Pomegranate Popsicles

I realize I haven't shared recipes with you for a while now. With traveling, freelancing and trying to go to the gym, cooking has taken a back seat. But I promise to be better :)

Here's a super easy "recipe" for Blueberry & Pomegranate Popsicles. But first, a bit of a back story. After picking 7 pounds of blueberries, making blueberry & raspberry oatmeal muffins and freezing two bags of the berries, I still had some of the berries oh hand, and was looking for a healthy and easy way to cook them.

That's when Karen from Our Life in The Kitchen came to my rescue and tweeted me a recipe for Blueberry Pomegranate Sorbet. I've been reading Karen's blog for a while now and absolutely ♥ her gorgeous photographs!

Alas, I did not have an ice cream maker, and did not want to spend time scraping what would eventually become a sorbet. Instead, I decided to make popsicles!!!! I also simplified Karen's original recipe.

Ingredients
2 cups blueberries
1/4 (or more) cups of pomegranate juice


Directions
1. In a blender process blueberries with pomegranate juice.
2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze.

Can it be any simpler!? Caution: the amount of berries and juice is an estimate...I've made these popsicles several weeks ago and could not find my notes. But there is very little room for error. Also, feel free to add a bit of sugar if you want.



This is a great healthy dessert for yourself or if you have kids. And just think about possibilities: strawberries, peaches, watermelon or peach popsicles!

8 comments:

MKenney said...

Great suggestion (p.s. love your blog!)! I just made peach mint popsicles (in Ikea popsicle molds--http://bit.ly/9IPNyr) this weekend, and they were super easy and delicious!

Momgateway said...

I just made some peach popsicles but your blueberries and pomegranate ones has lots of healthy antioxidants and the color is goregous!!

stampylisa said...

we've made blueberry/honeydew,blueberry layered w/mango, blueberry/lemon/watermelon, I also made some w/blueberry & almond milk one layer, let it freeze a bit, then plain Honeydew blended up in my magic bullet, then plain blueberries in the bullet, I let it freeze for about 5-10 mins in between so as to create a layered look. I love my popsicle molds. so much healthier than most store bought. and I can blend fruit that is overripe into a puree, pour & freez and voila--no more wasted fruit popsicles!! (ps- also good, freeze up chunks of bananas, put in food processor, then let it process til smooth cold & creamy like soft serve ice cream except NO FAT and only the sugar from the fruit! yum!

stampylisa said...

oops, overripe bananas was what i meant to say!!

Esi said...

Love, love, love these!!

Junglefrog said...

The color of those popsicles looks absolutely amazing! I do have an icecream machine now, but I actually do not have popsicle holders (or whatever you would call that..)) Gotta get me some of those too!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...lovely & tasty popsicles too!

I am so going to make them,...yummmmm!!!!

Lisa Michelle said...

Olga..those pops look amazingly refreshing, beautiful and deeeelicious! I had a gift certificate for Cooking.com and totally forgot to buy a popsicle freezer! Oh well..will get one and actuallt pay for it lol