In Ireland we get up to 225 days a year of rain. Yes, I know! However in last couple of weeks we were struck by a real heat wave. There is something amazing and unusual when the sun is high in the sky and the summer days are getting longer in Dublin.
It was so hot that we wanted to invent something to cool us down. We got our inspiration for recipe just from looking at pictures of popsicles all over the web, and have seen so many different and colourful ones. There is no limits - think our favourite were Bloody Mary ones on tastespotting.com! Definitely trying out these next time.
Just when you think of it, popsicles are the simplest recipe ever- you mix ingredients place them into the moulds and throw into the freezer. And generally we are trying to avoid processed sweets, colourings and preservatives, so there is nothing like home-made stuff - at least we know what is in it. Today's recipe contains just fresh berries, honey and yoghurt. Leave it overnight and enjoy the following day!
For 6-8 popsicles:
- 125g raspberries
- 125g blueberries
- juice half a lemon
- 5 tbs natural yoghurt
- 3 tbs honey
Wash blueberries and raspberries. Place together with lemon juice in a bowl. Mix with hand blender, add honey and natural yoghurt, give it another quick mix and place mixture into ice cream moulds. Freeze for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight. Dip the outside mould into warm tap water for 10-15 seconds. This allows them to be removed much easier.