Blackberry Ice Pops

When my daughter Lily and I stay with my mother over the summer, we test the blackberries on the roadside outside her...
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Blackberry Ice Pops

Ice Pops

Blackberry Ice Pops

When my daughter Lily and I stay with my mother over the summer, we test the blackberries on the roadside outside her house until they’re just sweet enough and then we have fun turning these into dark purple-striped ice pops by mixing in a touch of cream or yogurt. They look like Rothco paintings. ­ Cesar and Nadia Roden, authors of Ice Pops!: 50 Delicious Fresh and Fabulous Icy Treats.

8
Servings
186
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Ice Pops published in 2015 by Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © Cesar and Nadia Roden.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½  Cups  blackberries
  • 2/3  Cups  granulated sugar
  • 3  Teaspoons  freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 ¾  Cup  water
  • 6  Tablespoons  double cream or Greek yogurt (optional)

Directions

Put the blackberries, sugar, lime or lemon juice and water in a food processor and blend gradually to a purée.

Pour the mixture into a fine strainer, stir it through and press down on the solids with the back of a spoon to extract all the liquid.

If you want to make stripes, divide the blackberry mixture in half. Add the cream to one half and mix it in well. Pour enough pure blackberry mixture into each ice pop mold to reach about one-quarter of the way up.

Freeze until slightly firm, about 1 hour, then pour the cream mixture on top. Freeze for a further hour, then top with the remaining pure blackberry mixture. Insert an ice pop stick when all the layers are in. They should stay upright due to the half-frozen last layers. Freeze completely. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
82µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
50mg
5%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
61mg
9%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
47mg
3%
Water
124g
5%

Blackberry Shopping Tip

Sharon Tyler Herbst of The Food Lover's Companion says to “look for plump, deep-colored berries sans hull.”

Blackberry Cooking Tip

Blackberries are best kept in a single layer in the refrigerator and should be used within 1-2 days of purchase.