very berry popsicles

August 21, 2012

in Frozen Treats

In the depths of August, fresh berries practically burst with ripeness and it seems as though I can’t eat them fast enough. I certainly try, slicing strawberries over my granola, popping blueberries into my mouth for a morning snack. Yet I still can’t keep up with this abundance of ripe right now fruit. Enter these very berry popsicles, the essence of summer in frozen form. I paired strawberries with blueberries for my first round; as always, use whatever blend of berries that appeals to you, the sweeter the better!

Chambord enhances the wonderful berry flavor of these pops, but if you prefer, you can substitute a tablespoon of fruity balsamic vinegar. Here’s to a few more weeks of carefree popsicle days!

Very Berry Popsicles
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup strawberries, pureed
2 cups blueberries, pureed
2 Tbsp Chambord
pinch of salt
1 cup blueberries

Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil then simmer until sugar has completely dissolved, 5-6 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and stir in pureed fruit. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids; stir in Chambord and salt. Divide blueberries evenly among popsicle molds. Fill each mold with 1/3 cup mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch of space at the top of each mold. Use a skewer to gently distribute blueberries in mixture.

Let freeze one hour before inserting popsicle sticks; continue to freeze until completely firm, 4 to 6 hours more. Run molds under hot water 30 to 45 seconds before unmolding, or let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Wrap popsicles individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer up to 3 weeks.

Yield – 10 popsicles
Calories – 80
Carbs – 20

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47 Comments

1 Liz August 21, 2012

Beautiful! And I love that you added Chambord…so yummy!

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2 Jen @ Savory Simple August 21, 2012

You pop molds are really nice! They make these look extra beautiful and tasty :)

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3 Nancy/SpicieFoodie August 21, 2012

Wow Laura, What a great way of using up ripe fruit. The popsicle color looks so pretty and I can image how refreshing they tasted. Thanks for sharing:)

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4 Patty August 21, 2012

Hi Laura! You’ve shared some very refreshing, sweet and fruity frozen popsicles this Summer – it’s been fun to see all your creations;-) I love the color of these very berry popsicles and they sure do look delicious;-)

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5 Suzanne August 21, 2012

looks lovely Laura! I too love all the berries in the Summer and this is a simple way to use them.

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6 fabiola@notjustbaked August 21, 2012

What a great way to use Chambord. You know you buy a bottle, use it a couple of times, and then it just sits there waiting for usage. Then you think to make Popsicles with it, brilliant!

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7 Valerie August 21, 2012

Laura, these popsicles are gorgeous! (lovely shade of aubergine.) Great recipe for finishing off those remaining berries, and Chambord. :)

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8 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 21, 2012

Definitely love the use of Chambord! And I always have berries to use up so this recipe is absolutely perfect for me!

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9 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 21, 2012

love the shape/molds you used
love the bright color
they look bursting off the screen with juiciness! yum!

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10 Cassie August 21, 2012

Chambord is perfect! I love the deep color of these Laura!

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11 elena-sweetlife August 21, 2012

Love popsicles and the Chambord sounds perfect!

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12 Carol | a cup of mascarpone August 21, 2012

The Chambord did it for me!!! What a wonderful compliment to the berries!!

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13 Katia August 21, 2012

Laura, they look refreshing, healthy and delicious… and I love the idea to add some liquor! : )

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14 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } August 21, 2012

Loving this popsicle and the addition of chambord is just perfect! I love August but always a bit sad knowing that summer is ending and fall is around the corner. Pinning now. :-)

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15 Mercedes August 21, 2012

These look so refreshing, I wish I had one right now! And I just happen to have Chambord…….

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16 Anne@FromMySweetHeart August 21, 2012

Laura…..these are beautiful! I think I would like them equally with chambord or balsamic vinegar. Too bad they wouldn’t keep longer. It would be nice to pull one of these out of the freezer on a dreary winter day! The color is gorgeous….and just think….I’d be wearing that same shade on my lips for hours after! : )

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17 Suzanne Perazzini August 21, 2012

It’s still too cold in our neck of the woods for these but I can still appreciate their beauty.

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18 Sandra's Easy Cooking August 21, 2012

Beautiful! These are so refreshing and delicious looking…Great job as always!!!!

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19 Marina@Picnic at Marina August 21, 2012

Popsicles with Chambord ? Yes, please! Lovely! :)

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20 Priscilla @ShesCookin August 21, 2012

Ahh, great minds think alike :) Fruity, boozy desserts are perfect for the dog days of summer! Love the rich color of your pops and, of course, the chambord!

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21 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} August 21, 2012

Oh, I’ll take the chambord version! Yum! I so wish I had one (or a few) of these right now on this hot evening.

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22 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 21, 2012

Wait, was I the only one who didn’t know what Chambords mean? Okay now I learned what it is. :D I’m just jealous of your abundant fruits! I stopped buying blueberries like crazy because the price went up a bit. I used to eat like two cups of fresh blueberries as snack, but not any more. I’d love to help you eat your fruits! ;-) I love your Popsicles! It looks “very berry” and that’s how I like it all the time!

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23 Anna @ hiddenponies August 21, 2012

These are gorgeous, I need to get some popsicle molds! Homemade popsicles are so much more tempting than store ones.

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24 Jennifer @ Delicieux August 21, 2012

Divine Laura!!! I love Chambord. I really need to get some popsicle molds!

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25 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 22, 2012

These popsicles are the most beautiful color!! Want one now. :)

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26 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 22, 2012

Love the addition of Chambourd, one of my favourite liqueurs! :D

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27 Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) August 22, 2012

The chambord really makes these stand out. Unbelievable photos, too!

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28 Lan | angry asian August 22, 2012

these are adorable, and you’re so right, the end of summer really brings forth some ripe berries that need to be consumed in anyway… your frozen ones look perfect!

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29 Deb August 22, 2012

My Popsicle mold arrived (love Amazon!) and is languishing, unused. Your lush berry pops are propelling me to mix up a batch and savor summer berries before they disappear into fall’s harvest of apples and pears. A joyful ode to summer’s remaining days!

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30 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme August 22, 2012

These are so pretty!

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31 Amy | Appetite for Discovery August 22, 2012

Love the colourful photos! You should enter these into the “Berry nice to meet you” Sweet Adventures Blog Hop being hosted by Christina @ The Hungry Australian – open until 27th August :)

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32 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective August 22, 2012

Holy Heaven, I want one! Maybe the nip of Chambord will counteract the sugar when giving them to kids. ;)

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33 Kankana August 22, 2012

This summer I am eating more berries than I ever did and loving it :) These looks stunning and the color .. so gorgeous!

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34 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) August 22, 2012

Those are seriously some of the most beautiful Popsicle pictures I have ever seen. I love the addition of Chambord!

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35 The Café Sucré Farine August 22, 2012

These are definitely not your everyday popsicle – love the color and your presentation makes them almost smile! me too!

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36 Lora @cakeduchess August 22, 2012

Such a gorgeous and rich color. I bet the flavor tasted of summer’s sweet berries. Such pretty photos, Laura.

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37 Steve @ the black peppercorn August 22, 2012

Looks just beautiful We have been in popsicle craze mode this summer and loving the berry ones!

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38 Corrie August 22, 2012

oh these look VERY delish! We have finally had a warm day with spring in only 2 weeks time here, however summer berry fruits are still sooooo expensive. This is on my ‘to make list’. We have a cute little liquor here called ‘blackberry nip’ that would go very nicely with this I think :-)

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39 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 23, 2012

Laura, these popsicle are gorgeous! Tiffany loves strawberry ice-cream and like a sneaky mom that I am I blend frozen straberry with yogurt and freeze them as an ice-cream treat hehe but I think I should make some real ice-cream before the summer’s end

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40 Asmita August 23, 2012

Love these popsicles!

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41 the wicked noodle August 23, 2012

Those ARE the same napkins!! Too funny. I love how you paired them with the polka-dotted ones. It’s still hot in VA and we’ll be trying some of these treats to cool off!

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42 Cakewhiz August 23, 2012

This is such a beautiful, berrylicious frozen treat! The color came out so pretty and your pictures are beautiful as always ;)

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43 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 23, 2012

Oh I love chambord – these popsicles are the perfect treat!

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44 Magic of Spice August 23, 2012

I just love the color of these beauties! OK, so maybe I would have a hard time choosing these over the frozen cheesecake bars, but I will just beg for both :)

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45 Baker Street August 24, 2012

very berry is surely the way to go! your popsicles capture summer so beautifully! :)

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46 Liren August 24, 2012

Did someone say Chambord? Well now, I can never refuse! These are gorgeous!

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47 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 26, 2012

Beautiful popsicles, Laura! And the added Chambord?! Sign me up!

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