It sure has been hot here!
I remember as a kid, we just loved to hear that guy peddling the bicycle with a refrigerated case on the front yelling, “Popsicle Man.” I’d run inside and ask mom for a few cents for my favorite treat. By the time I got back to the street, the popsicle man would be surrounded by the neighborhood kids. Dreamsicles were my favorite, but I also loved cherry and grape popsicles.
I wondered if the “Popsicle Man” was still around since I’ve not seen one in my neck of the woods for years. I did come upon this picture of the new and updated “Ice Queen” located in Wisconsin. Check her out here. The boys in our neighborhood sure would have liked her!
Since we are blessed with so many blackberries, I thought blackberry popsicles would help cool us off. But did I still have that popsicle holder from years ago? Yes, there it was on the top shelf where other rarely used kitchen equipment live.
I surfed the web to find recipes and found lots of ideas. I ended up making blackberry juice, and then adding some milk, a little yogurt, and stevia.
After letting them freeze for several hours, they were ready.
They were yummy, but not quite sweet enough for our taste. I’ll have to do a bit more tweaking to get them to perfect.
Meanwhile, I had a bit of peach smoothie left over the other morning, so I poured it into the popsicle holder.
Yum! That was delicious. Just another way to use up some of those blackberries, or even some leftover smoothie.
You are so talented with your blackberries, haha… another great idea! My fav was a push-up ice cream, who knew when I got older it would become a necessity, HA!
Cindy Sue, I must be a tad older than you. I don’t remember the push ups that much. Maybe it’s just my memory!! I liked the drumsticks too. Yum! Thanks for commenting.
Oh, that looks so good (like everything you do!). I think popsicles are a US tradition right? I’ve heard of them but we don’t have them here in Europe 🙂 That blackberry one looks wonderful! I bet you could write a post on ‘100 things to make with blackberries’ by now!
Kristina, Thank you! You are so funny – 100 things to do with blackberries!! I don’t know about popsicles in Europe, but in Latin America they are called Paletas. They are definitely a tradition here in the States. Do you have any frozen treat that is like this in Germany?
Fresh berry pops are great! But, so far, my little one has eaten all of the fresh picked berries. We had to make our pops with berries from the store. Maybe next year’s crop will be big enough for both.
Kate, That’s good that they’ve been eating the fresh ones! We had such great crop this year and the freezer is full!