Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blueberries pack a punch...or a popsicle!

Having my grandsons around for the week means that they are always looking for something sweet to eat. Let's face it, no matter how hard you try, they are going to sneak in some unhealthy snacks. Aidan is "addicted" to chocolate. He's 2 and he pronounces every syllable as Cho-co-lat...who knew he was practicing French!! But he is a good eater and likes everything. Carter, the 6 year old, on the other hand thinks Italian toast with butter is a food group. His protein to date has consisted of eggs, cheese and peanut butter...and protein shakes. We finally got him to try hot dogs over the weekend and he now likes those. Better than nothing. What they both agree on is berries and popsicles. Ellie Krieger has a recipe for a blueberry punch so I thought I would make it and freeze some as pops for the boys. What a hit! These are so much better than the sugar and water pop ice that they want. And these are fun because they helped me make them. Here is Ellie's recipe for the punch. It is refreshing just as it is or do what I did..... pour into a popsicle maker and dole out the fun a few hours later.
Blueberry Punch
Dissolve 2 Tbsp of honey in 1/4 cup boiling water.
Puree 1 cup thawed frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup cold water in a blender.
Pour the blueberry puree through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher.
Add up to 3-1/2 cups cold water and the dissolved honey to the pitcher and serve.


  1. Great idea! I just saw that Blueberry Punch recipe yesterday and promptly ran out to find some blueberries...the kiddos and I are making it today :) The pops look so perfect for a day like today (really warm). Thanks for your kind words on my blog, can't wait to read more of yours!

  2. A super healthy and refreshing (and Deelish!) treat anytime! I'll be making these for my niece while she is visiting...its soooo hot out!

  3. Ole Sweetie-Pi eats popsicles every single day. I'm going to make these for HIM. I love, love, love the idea of the reduced sugar!!! I am so excited and thrilled to see this. I'm going to buy some popsicle makers straight away so we can have these! thank you so much for this terrific, delicious post. HUGS!!

  4. Those look so refreshing! I love blueberries. We had blueberry pancakes this morning. The kids loved them. I will have to make some popsicles. HOpe you are having a wonderful Sunday!


  5. These look so creamy!! My hubby loves popsicles to and I bought more blueberries today! Thanks for the recipe!


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