Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July with Summer Strawberry Ice Pops

A couple of  weeks ago the boys and I went to pick fresh blueberries and strawberries from Underwood Farms. I thought it was a perfect way to combine Giada's Lady Bug Pops Recipe with an outdoors activity. Underwood  Farms is a perfect 
summer activity for the little ones. The boys really enjoy walking through the fields and seeing all the berries that would later be going in their ice pops. Austin in particular wanted to eat the berries straight from the vines. It was hard to keep the sweet berries away from his mouth. I totally understand him because summer berries are just so sweet! 

                                                             


When we got home Tristan and I made his favorite summer treat: Giada's Lady Bug Pops. I like creating my own recipes but this one is so easy and yummy I keep making it over and over and I wanted to share it with you. These would be great 4th of July treats.  I hope you make them and love them as much as we do.







Ingredients:
1 pound medium strawberries, hulled and quartered (about 4 cups)



  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice      (from 1/2 a large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup blueberries(4 ounces)
  • Special equipment: 1 to 2 ice cube trays, lollipop sticks popsicle trays

  • Directions.
    In a blender, puree the strawberries, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey together until smooth.



    Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Place the blueberries in each ice cube cup. Freeze for 1 hour. Insert a lollipop stick into each cup and freeze another 4 to 5 hours until firm. Twist the ice cube trays to remove the ice pops and serve.




    I make fruit pops a lot for the boys so I bought these trays at my local grocery store and they were not too expensive.