Gimme all the popsicles, stat!
Last week, Alex and I signed up for an unlimited month of bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga. (It’s been 5 years since I last took a class!) It’s a super intense 90-minute workout held in a 104-degrees F room with a humidity of 40 percent. Sounds fabulous, huh? It’s terribly uncomfortable, stuffy, and kinda smelly. (But I can’t get enough of it!)
As soon as class is over, nothing makes me happier than some mixed berry popsicles and ice cold bottle of coconut water. Because after sweating buckets, I need some super refreshing.
I took Alex to a bikram class way back when we first started dating up in Napa. At that time, I had been consistency taking classes for about four months. I was obsessed with it and loved the way it make me feel. I finally convinced him to sign up. BIGGEST. MISTAKE. EVER. We woke up super early on a Saturday morning to attend. From the moment the class began, I saw Alex’s angry stare reflected through the mirror. He was so stressed, frustrated, and terribly unhappy. When class ended, I immediately drove him to get to donuts. Needless to say, he never went to back to class.
Somehow I’ve convinced him to take an entire month of hot yoga. It’s going to be one interesting June. So far we’ve taken three classes and no complaints yet…especially because I have our freezer stocked with fruit popsicles. These mixed berry popsicles are the quintessential summer treat.
These popsicles are very light and refreshing, especially with the hint of lemon juice. It’s a great way to use up any bruised or not-so-pretty fruits (you know, the smashed blueberries at the bottom of the container).
Best of all, if you happen to be in the party spirit- these popsicles make for some great fruity mimosas. Simply place a berry popsicle in a glass and top with sparkling wine. Easy peasy.
Mixed Berry Popsicles
Yield: makes 10
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 6 Tbsp simple syrup*, or more according to taste
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- In a blender or food processor, puree together raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Add simple syrup and lemon juice. Adjust sweetness according to taste.
- Divide pureed fruit mixture among popsicle mold cavities. Freeze for at least four hours until firm.
To make simple syrup: combine equal parts water and granulated sugar. Bring mixture to a boil. Cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container and keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.
NOTE: I used fresh berries to make the popsicles. If using frozen berries, you may need to add a few tablespoons of water to slightly thin out fruit puree mixture.
The Little Epicurean
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[ If you’re wondering, I use these popsicles mold from Amazon. ]