Blackberry Basil Popsicles

 

Blackberry Basil Popsicles

A few weeks ago, our basil was absolutely booming. I ended up making a huge batch of pesto, but I also wanted to try something sweet with the basil. I know that strawberry basil is a popular combination, so I figured why not try something with blackberries?

When I was a kid, I remember going to my grandma’s house, and picking a bowl full of these near the ditch by her house. They grew like crazy out there, and as kids, it was the coolest thing to pick your own food and bring it back for everyone to enjoy for dessert. Every time I eat blackberries, I’m always reminded of grandma’s house. :-)

These popsicles are simple to throw together, and they are insanely good. You only need your blender or a food processor, and you’re good to go. I made these in those tiny bathroom cups (I think they’re 3 oz) and stuck a paper straw in there, since I couldn’t find popsicle sticks at the store. I think it makes them look more fun anyway. :-)

Blackberry Basil Popsicles
Source: an original

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed
  • one heaping handful of fresh basil, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • juice of one lemon

Directions:

  1. Add the berries, basil, honey and lemon to your food processor or blender and puree the ingredients until well combined. (Optional: strain out the seeds, if you’d like.)
  2. Add the mixture to popsicle molds or 3 oz. cups. If you’re using cups, allow the popsicles to freeze for about 30 minutes before putting the popsicle sticks in, so they stay put.
  3. Freeze for about 8 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. What a fun flavor combination! These look really good. And it is still so hot here, so I would love one right now!

  2. These look fabulous! I love how you use paper straws as the sticks!!!

  3. I just found you blog through Blogger Map, I’m also a Louisiana Blogger. Love your food photos and recipes, can’t wait to read more!

  4. Love this idea, especially because it comes with sweet memories!

  5. Wow, what an awesome marriage of flavors! I will most definitely have to try this!

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