Now that June has arrived, two celebratory events are right around the corner—Father’s Day and the summer solstice, also known as the official first day of summer! This year, these special events happen to fall on the same day and we have the perfect frosty treat for your celebration—Mrs. Claus’ Berry Great Pops! Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, the scout elves think that these frozen berry pops are the perfect way to show your “pops” just how “berry great” you think he is!
- ★ ½ cup strawberries
- ★ ½ cup blackberries
- ★ ½ cup raspberries
- ★ ½ cup blueberries
- ★ ½ cup fruit juice of your choice
- ★ 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar (optional)
- ★ Ice pop molds or small plastic or paper cups
- ★ Wooden craft sticks (only needed if using paper cups or if required for your ice pop molds)
- ★ Blender
- In a blender, MIX together the fruit (fresh or frozen will work) and a juice of your choosing. For our pops, we stuck with a berry-flavored juice to match the flavor profile of the berries, but feel free to get creative and add another flavor into the mix!
- For sweeter pops, ADD a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar to the blender. Skip this step if you want to let the fruits and juice speak for themselves.
- POUR your mixture into the ice pop molds or plastic cups. If your molds did not come with plastic sticks or holders, you will need to use the wooden sticks according to the directions on the mold.
If you’re using disposable cups instead of a mold, pour the mixture into the cups and cover each with saran wrap. Cut a small hole in the middle of the wrap to place the wooden stick through (the saran wrap will help to hold stick in place as your pops freeze).
- PLACE the pops in the freezer for 3–4 hours, making sure they’re good and frozen before trying to remove them from their molds.
- ENJOY your Berry Great Pops in the company of your fantastic father—and don’t forget this frosty North Pole recipe can be used to cool off on any sweltering summer day!
This recipe may contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in certain individuals. Before using our recipes, always check the ingredient list and food labels of all ingredients and be sure to seek advice from a qualified physician if needed.