The Little Epicurean

Jun 09 2015

Mixed Berry Popsicles

Mixed Berry Popsicles | the little epicurean

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.

Mixed Berry Popsicles | the little epicurean

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.

Mixed Berry Popsicles | the little epicurean

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.

Print Recipe

Mixed Berry Popsicles

Yield: makes 10

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, puree together raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Add simple syrup and lemon juice. Adjust sweetness according to taste.
  2. 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.

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Looking for more popsicles?! Check out my frozen recipe section!

Mixed Berry Popsicles | the little epicurean

[ If you’re wondering, I use these popsicles mold from Amazon. ]

14 Responses to “Mixed Berry Popsicles”

  1. June 9, 2015
    10:56 am

    Ok Maryanne I might even sign up for Bikram Yoga if I could get some of these pops! Love your photos and they look and sound delish!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks Mary Ann! Bikram was really tough as first, but it’s growing on me! ;)

  2. June 9, 2015
    3:46 pm

    Oh hot yoga…I’ve been tempted several times, but I just can’t deny my love for running. Maybe I can talk my sister into trying it out with me, especially if I tempt her with these mixed berry popsicles at the end! They are the perfect thing for re-hydrating!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Nothing beats running! But hot yoga is a nice change, plus it helps stretch out all the muscles that get tense from long distance running :)

  3. June 10, 2015
    3:30 am
    Elaine says...

    My Bikram Yoga goal is to complete a 4×4: 4 days a week for 4 weeks, straight. Let’s keep at it, Maryanne! I’ve managed to attend 3 classes a week, need to strengthen resolve to do 1 day more. Wish I could cool off with your berry pops, but I’ll have to settle for cold bottles of young coconut water.

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Whoa! 4×4! That’s awesome! The most I’ve done is 3 classes a week. Wish I could send you some ice pops to enjoy with your coconut water ;)

  4. June 10, 2015
    7:32 am

    My popsicle queeeeen! So glad you’ve gotten back into yoga. It’s my fave!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      I don’t know why I ever stopped?!! Yay for popsicles! Now that it’s summer…expect a ton! :)

  5. June 11, 2015
    1:14 pm

    These just scream summer. I adore the fab berry flavor!!

  6. June 12, 2015
    7:45 pm
    Anne says...

    Hahahaha that story is so funny! The only time I’ve done yoga is when they made us do it in gym last year. My fav part was when we got to lay down and do nothing for 5 minutes. I mean, sure the ground was disgusting with too many footprints, but it was so nice to not be allowed to do anything for 5 minutes, ya know what I mean? Uggg stress… :/
    Anywho, these popsicles look like the bomb! I love fruit and these would definitely disappear within the first 5 minutes of being frozen at my house. It also looks like these would make a fab smoothie, but frozen is almost ALWAYS better (unless it’s the winter).
    On a different note, where did you get that mold? I’ve spent forever looking for one that looks reasonabley shaped, but I finally gave up and bought some cheap ones at walmart.

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Hi Anne! Haha, that’s I love that part of yoga, too. I bought these molds on Amazon.com. There’s a link for it right below the last picture in this post :)

  7. June 17, 2015
    1:48 pm

    HAHA!!! Hot yoga definitely sounds intense, especially for a guy. I love that you prepared these pops ahead of time to keep your bf cool and happy. These pops look really refreshing. I think they will be a great dessert for a BBQ party. :)

  8. June 23, 2015
    9:23 pm
    Brooke says...

    Looks like a great, simple recipe with delicious results. Definitely going to try this on my own to have after a hard workout!

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