Did you get enough of icy sweet summer treats yesterday with the Orange + Carrot + Rosemary Ice Pops? No, I didn’t think so. Well here is another refreshing ice pop recipe. The blueberry basil ice pops are a favorite around here. Fresh basil is amazing and it provides a delicate compliment to the sweetness of the blueberries.
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Frozen organic blueberries are the trick to making these popsicles great. Fresh blueberries make quite as much juice when blended as the frozen ones do. Using an immersion blender makes cleanup that much easier, but a conventional blender will work too.
I find that you really don’t need much additional sweetener with the blueberries and basil. I add very little simple syrup, and you could get away without adding any at all. I’ve strained out the blueberry skins and itty bitty seeds before, but I don’t think it’s worth the extra work.
I still haven’t mastered getting the juice into the mold without making a mess. **sigh**
- 3 cups frozen blueberries, thawed
- 1 handful fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup or other liquid sweetener
- Blend blueberries and basil together, until it is liquid.
- Add a small amount of simple syrup, if desired
- ***For the simple syrup, put 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a pot. Heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Store in a mason jar in the fridge.***
- Freeze 6-8 hours or overnight in popsicle molds
Just be prepared for your lips and tongue to be purple, but it will make your teeth look whiter and your eyes brighter!
Absolutely stunning and delicious, my kids are going to love this, we are going to make your Popsicles and take them out to the park tomorrow. I am going to serve your Popsicles to out women’s dieting group on Friday, blueberries cause great fat loss.
Pinned and trying! I love the idea of the basil with the berries! Thanks for linking up at What’s for Dinner
Basil and blueberry is a lovely combination, and luckily I have both in the house right now. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.
I loved these so much I featured them on #TastyTuesdays this week.
I am always looking for healthy alternatives to the artificially flavored popsicles. My kids love a cold summer treat, and these would be perfect! I’m sure they would also think having purple tongues and teeth is funny. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #FamilyJoy Blog Link-Up Party.
Lol, I was thinking about how purple our lips would get as I was reading the post. Love your take on it making eyes brighter! I can’t wait to share this idea with the kids. My oldest loves all berries.
So easy looking! Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared See you again soon.
I make lemon thyme pops and was just thinking about lemon basil today – but blueberry basil sounds incredible!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! I looked earlier, but didn’t get a chance to comment yet! Have a great weekend!
This post is also being featured at the end of the month.
This looks absolutely delicious! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
I love the colors of the pops. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at #HomemattersParty
Thanks so much for sharing at our To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more Link Party! Pinned this! Hope you join us again next week!
I love the flavor of these Ice Pops! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Oh, I bet these are so yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.