1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
1/2 cup of organic cane sugar (coconut palm sugar, Sucanat, rapadura)
2 ½ cups water (or coconut water)
Rinse the berries, then combine all ingredients in a blender on high until thoroughly and evenly pulverized. Hold a fine mesh strainer over a pitcher and strain the mixture by slowly pouring. Let the mixture rest until any forth that has formed has dissolved, or, remove the froth by spooning it off. Pour the liquid into the pop molds and add sticks. Freeze until solid, 4-6 hours.
Recipe from The Popshop, Los Angeles.
These are Popsicles for grown ups! Blueberries are in season right now so this would make a fun, seasonal dessert for your next picnic or party. You can adjust the amount of lemon and sugar based on your taste. You may like them a bit more tart or slightly sweeter. You could even add some basil or mint to the mixture before blending for an added level of flavor. These are very refreshing on a hot summer day!