Monday, March 1, 2010

Blueberry popsicles

I got the original blueberry popsicle recipe from Gourmet magazine a couple of years ago. The recipe include pints or quarts and I don't really remember some of the details. The one I'm going to show you is a bit more specific, but the flavor is the same. Think back on the popsicles you had when you were a kid. They were decadent and the flavors popped. Now think about the popsicles you may have shared with your children. They are bland, watered-down, almost flavorless. Try these once and you will never want your children to eat store-bought popsicles again.

The lineup:

4 cups blueberries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lime juice

Really. That's it.

Put the blueberries and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for about 8-10 minutes. The blueberries will burst when they are done. You want to make sure all of the blueberries have burst and all of the sugar has turned into sugar. Remove from heat and strain into a glass bowl. Mash on the berries to get out all of the juice. The skin from the blueberries is trash, so get out all the juice you can. The blueberry syrup will yield approximately 2 cups of liquid. Add the lime juice to the berry syrup. Pour into popsicle molds or ice cube trays. Really. That's all there is to it. Freeze them for at least 4 hours.

Your children will proclaim you the best cook in the world.

Now take the blueberry pops you put in the ice cube trays and put one in an old fashioned glass. Let it melt a bit. Pour in about 1/4 cup (1 jigger, I think) of rum or vodka. Maybe coconut rum. Then top off with ginger ale.

I haven't tried the adult beverage yet, but I'm dying too. It just hasn't been warm enough yet to have a party.

And yes, I do realize the hypocrisy of that statement. My kids love popsicles when it's 20 degrees out, but I'm not willing to have a few friends over for adult beverages because it's too cold. Maybe I should start planning that party...


  1. It's warm enough here for the adult can make them out here...just saying...

  2. I could hop on that plane...