Now that blueberries are abundant, their popularity has soared. This is great because the health benefits and flavor are utterly delightful, especially when teamed with their old friend yogurt. Cesar and Nadia Roden, authors of Ice Pops!: 50 Delicious Fresh and Fabulous Icy Treats.
Reprinted with permission from Ice Pops published in 2015 by Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © Cesar and Nadia Roden.
- 2 Cups blueberries
- 7 Tablespoons water
- ¼ Cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Generous 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 8 Tablespoons honey
- 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Put the blueberries, 5 tablespoons water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer over a low heat for 3–5 minutes until the blueberries burst. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
Mix together the yogurt, honey, lemon juice and the 2 tablespoons water in a bowl.
Spoon alternate layers of the yogurt and blueberry mixtures into each ice pop mold, leaving ¼-inch at the top to allow the mixture to expand when it freezes. Insert the ice pop sticks and freeze.