wild berry pops

Happy July!

Can y’all believe we are already halfway through 2013?! This summer seems to be flying by, but the temperature isn’t getting any lower. Which is unfortunate since our air conditioning went out yesterday. I’m currently sitting on the couch with a fan blowing on my face while our thermostat stubbornly sits at 83°. Fun times. It’s not all bad though! Believe it or not, I actually found a plus side to this no-air situation…POPSICLES! What sounds better than a refreshing fruit pop when you can’t seem to cool off? …I can’t think of anything.

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You probably have all of the ingredients for these pops in your fridge, and if not, you can totally improvise! They would be just as good with strawberries or cherries, and any flavor of yogurt or fruit juice will work!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 c. fresh blackberries
1/2 c. fresh raspberries
1 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. cool whip
1/2 c. lowfat plain yogurt
1/2 c. pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

PREPARATION

Blend blackberries, raspberries, and half the blueberries with the cool whip, yogurt, pomegranate juice, honey and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Stir in remaining blueberries. Pour into molds and add sticks. Freeze overnight.

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You can get cheap popsicle molds from pretty much any grocery or superstore. I got mine from Target, and they work great! These pops have a great fruit flavor and the honey & cool whip sweeten it just right. Not to mention they are completely guilt-free! Have one (or two) to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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I hope you try these out, they are super easy and packed with flavor! These pops were a big hit in my family, and I’m sure it had nothing to do with our lack of air 🙂 I’m gonna gobble up a few of these today because tomorrow morning (aka 6 am) I’m jetting off to NYC to visit one of my best friends for her 21st birthday! Stay tuned for pictures of skylines, food, and partying!!

STAY COOL!

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