A refreshing and fruity summer drink in cooling popsicle form - check out these Raspberry Lemonade Pops!
Last week, I had the pleasure of going to an advance screening of the movie Chef. I had won 2 tickets through the Calgary Herald, our local newspaper, and since Konrad had to work, I went to see it with my sister.
I was highly entertained by the movie, and not just because of all the mouth-watering food porn going on (definitely don't watch Chef hungry!). The interplay of social media with growing a food business absolutely spoke to me as a food blogger. Since this is exactly what I do 🙂
Even as a non-foodie, I think you'd enjoy the drama/comedy story line and the surprising number of famous supporting actors (Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman...). In the US, Chef has already been out for about a month, but official opening here in Canada is this Friday (June 6). Check it out if you get the chance! You won't regret it.
An Extremely, Extremely Simple Recipe
Now on to these awesome popsicles. I have to admit I feel a little weird posting these since this is less of a recipe but more me sharing a (quite simple) idea. It boils down to this: Freeze lemonade in popsicle molds together with raspberries.
Because raspberries + lemonade are the best combo ever!! Of course, you could also use other fruit, but raspberries are my fav!
Use Homemade Lemonade If Possible
For the lemonade, I used store-bought Brisk Lemonade. Homemade lemonade will work just as well or better - I just haven't started making lemonade this summer. Its only a matter of time though... 😉
I am planning on developing a naturally sweetened lemonade recipe. And I will definitely share it here as soon as I have it figured out.
Update: I've linked the naturally sweetened lemonade above already, but check it out here!
Raspberry Lemonade Pops
- 1 ½ cups lemonade homemade or store bought
- ½ cup raspberries
- popsicle mold and sticks
- Place a couple of raspberries in the bottom of each mold cavity. Gently push down with a spoon or popsicle stick so the berries stay in place once filled with lemonade.
- Slowly fill the cavities about ¾ way with lemonade. Push raspberries back in place if they come floating to the top. Add a few more raspberries to each cavity.
- Place mold in the freezer for 1 to 1.5 hours. Once tops are icy insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 4-6 hours.
- Run mold under warm water before removing popsicles.
Other Recipes You Might Enjoy
Check out these similar recipes!
- Coconut Strawberry Popsicles
- Berry Pistachio Popsicles
- Strawberry Limoncello Popsicles
- Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Absolutely! While raspberries create a delightful blend with lemonade, feel free to experiment with other fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or even a medley of mixed berries to create your own unique flavor.
Homemade lemonade can undoubtedly add a fresh and authentic taste to the popsicles. You can easily prepare a naturally sweetened lemonade to ensure a healthier and more personalized touch to your frozen treats.
Aside from the raspberry lemonade popsicles, there are a variety of refreshing options you can explore, such as coconut strawberry popsicles, berry pistachio popsicles, or even strawberry limoncello popsicles. Each recipe offers its own unique blend of flavors, perfect for beating the summer heat.