Ever since I wrote about making homemade popsicles from frozen and canned fruit, I have been trying to make a good creamsicle. Originally, I thought I wanted an old fashioned orange creamsicle, but along the way I decided that I really wanted blueberry in them, too. Then, I decided to experiment with my general smoothie recipe and see if I couldn’t make it work well for popsicles after all. As a result, today I offer you the recipe for Frozen Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles. I think it makes delicious popsicles. (click on any photo to enlarge)
Perhaps you think describing them as “frozen” and “popsicles” is redundant, but the frozen is actually describing the blueberries used as an ingredient. Here is a complete list of ingredients:
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup lemonade made according to directions on the RealLemon juice bottle – we make this by the pitcher full during the summer.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup plain yogurt, not non-fat
- 1/2 cup real cream
- 1/3 cup granulated cane sugar
- 1 medium banana
- pinch of sea salt
- 2 cups of normal sized ice cubes
I just put all of this in the blender. To mix, first I use the ice crush mode for a few seconds. When the ice cubes seem reasonably broken up, I switch to puree mode for as long as it takes to mix it all well. This usually takes less than a minute.
It makes enough to fill 12 full size popsicle molds (which means two sets of Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds), plus 6 miniature toddler molds (using the Munchkin Click Lock Fresh Food Freezer Popsmolds, and still leaves me a cup full to have for lunch. Since the mix is already quite cold, it only took a couple of hours to be popsicle eating ready.
These popsicles are Cori Lou approved and recommended, if one can judge by her insistence at having another as soon as she was done with the first. They make great nutritious snacks for me, but I don’t think I’ve had more than three on any given day… Be sure to check you teeth for blueberry “speckles” after eating. 🙂