The kids and I went blueberry picking today at a lovely hidden gem by the bay. Weather was perfect, fruit was abundant, kids were angels! (Save for one epic car side melt-down, a child who insisted she was being eaten alive by bugs, a toddler who would not just stay put already, and the three of them who would not stop singing, “pick by the ocean!” To the tune of “Cake by the Ocean.”)
Anywho, we finally made it out of there alive with only moderate yelling on my part and lugged our bounty home to devour.
Recently, I scored 5 lemons for a buck at our local discount produce spot so I decided the two would be entered into a delicious summery matrimony in the form of ice pops.
I scanned a few recipes online but nothing stuck out so I created my own and found success! Here’s what I used:
-1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1 cup fresh blueberries
-4 cups of water
-1 cup of sugar
I started out by putting two of the cups of water and all the blueberries in a small pot to simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
While those were mingling on the stove I squeezed the lemons. Who are we kidding, I outsourced that job to the little people!
When the blueberries were sufficiently stewed I poured them through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl with the sugar, and dissolved it into the hot liquid.
Once they were sufficiently combined I added the rest of the water and the lemon juice. I was able to make twelve large pops with this quantity of liquid! They took a few hours to freeze but the kids said they were “amazing!”