It was the hottest day of the year yesterday, which meant it time to bust out the popsicle molds!
I made some refreshing elderflower, strawberry and blueberry popsicles. Juicy red summer strawberries and plump blueberries couldn’t be a better accompaniment to a delicately floral, slightly tart yet sweet elderflower juice.
I usually buy Belvoir elderflower cordial to mix with my drinks: ice cold water or with apple juice and a bit of mint. Such a thirst quencher! This time I bought Elderflower Pressé by mistake. I’m not a fan of bubbly things, unless it’s champagne! But I was surprised by how they turned out. The light sparkling elderflower juice made these popsicles really refreshing!
If you can’t readily find elderflower juice, you could try using lemonade or a combination of green tea with lemonade.
I used strawberries and blueberries as they are some of favourite summer fruits. You can really play with these ice lollies and add in anything you like grapes, peaches, raspberries, perhaps?
The quantity of each ingredient will vary depending on the size of your ice lolly or popsicle molds. Add as much or as little fruits as you like, just make sure you fill the molds up to the top with elderflower juice or any other liquid!
If you don’t have any ice lolly or popsicle molds on hand, you can always use plastic or paper cups. Fill them up half way with your berries and elderflower juice, let them freeze a little, then stick in some popsicle sticks.
Homemade Popsicles: Elderflower, Strawberries and Blueberries Recipe
- 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- sparkling elderflower juice / lemonade
- Put strawberries and blueberries into ice lolly moulds. (Place some of the strawberries against the sides of the moulds to create a pretty effect).
- Pour elderflower juice up to the top, and place ice lolly covers back on.
- Pop the ice lollies in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight (if you can wait!)
- Soak ice lolly moulds in hot water for 10 seconds to loosen edges for easy removal.
A “heatwave” warning has just been issued in London, which means more homemade popsicles!
P/S Do you call them popsicles or ice lollies?