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Cool Summer Treat: Blueberry Lemon Popsicles

Don’t want to wait for the ice cream truck to roll through the neighborhood? No problem. If you have popsicle molds already, then homemade frozen treats are just a few steps away. (And if you don’t, click here to see some online.)

If you’re on a dairy-free diet, no problem – grab 12 ounces of blueberries and 4 tablespoons of honey (plus the lemon juice) and skip the yogurt entirely. Want to add some other fruits? Swap in some of your favorite berries! Plus, making these homemade popsicles is something the kids or grandkids might love to do.

Cool Summer Treat: Blueberry Lemon Popsicles

Blueberry Lemon Popsicles

(Makes about four popsicles)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, plus several extra dollops for each popsicle*
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice from one lemon (or about three tablespoons lemon juice)

Directions:

  1. Mix 1 cup of yogurt, 3/4 cup blueberries, the honey, and the lemon juice together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Grab the popsicle molds and put a few blueberries in the bottom of each mold, followed by a couple dollops of yogurt. Then, add a few more blueberries before filling the mold the rest of the way with the blended blueberry-yogurt mixture.
  3. If the molds don’t come with handles, cover the molds with plastic wrap and make small holes in the wrap for the popsicle sticks — then place the popsicle sticks through the holes and into the center of each popsicle mold.
  4. Put the popsicles in the freezer for several hours.
  5. Enjoy!

* If you don’t want the separate layer of yogurt, just blend the entire cup of blueberries with the entire cup of yogurt (and honey and lemon juice) and fill the molds completely with the whole mixture.

Recipe adapted from Splash of Something

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