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Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

These Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles are a refreshing way to stay cool during any heatwave! 

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

During the summer months you can normally find me in the pool or writing about how I love to swim and it is raining out so I’m super sad. Well this time instead of it being rainy (well, okay. it has been raining almost non-stop this summer. what a flipping bummer that has been.) I have some sad news. My pool has been demolished. It’s been slowly falling apart over the last five years and it was time to say goodbye. Albeit, kicking and screaming and sobbing goodbye.

 

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

I loved that pool. I grew up swimming in that pool. It is almost as old as I am. (I guess it is 27 years old. I’m 29 as of YESTERDAY. Oh crap. I’m 29.)

I have no where to run when the kitchen gets so hot I just can’t stand it anymore from my furious baking. When I was selling baked goods at the farmers market I had a routine: Bake in my bathing suit, jump in the pool when the oven heated the kitchen to some outrageous three-digit number, come back inside and finish up in the kitchen.

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

Last Sunday it was crazy hot and I really needed to get some kitchen work done. Instead, I got up really early and worked on a rice pudding recipe and this popsicle recipe. Both of these recipes were entirely done on the stovetop. No oven required.

When it is blazing hot outside, don’t turn on the oven! Unless you have a pool, which I can no longer say is true in my case. Stovetop, salads, ice cream, popsicles, and no bake desserts are the only acceptable meals in 105-degree weather.

In lieu of jumping in the pool, I’m now grabbing ice cream or popsicles and running into the air conditioning. WHY don’t we have central air? I feel like I’m living in the 1900’s!

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

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Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

I love adding fresh herbs to an easy simple syrup recipe for a unique flavor. Simple syrup makes for a great addition to any popsicle recipe. Just add fresh herbs of your choosing with a mix of fruits and you'll be in business!

Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Total Time: 6 hour 20 min

Ingredients:

1 cup water
2 Tbsp unrefined or coconut sugar
1 cup blueberries
3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed (about 3-4 lemons)
3 Tbsp sage, roughly chopped

Directions:

Combine the water and the sugar in a sauce pan and heat on medium-low until a low boil begins. Add the blueberries and reduce heat. Simmer until blueberries burst, about 3 minutes.  Add the sage and let steep for 5 minutes.

With a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth, strain the mixture into large measuring cup with a spout. Discard any blueberry or sage pieces left. Add the lemon juice and stir with a spoon to combine.

Pour liquid into a popsicle mold. Drop whole blueberries inside, about five berries per mold. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until completely frozen.

To release from the popsicle molds, run mold under hot water. Gently, move sticks back and fourth to slowly release the fully frozen popsicle.

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Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

This week I have been melting, like these popsicles. Why did I let them melt and not eat them? It’s okay. I made a double batch.

So say it with me: I solemnly swear that I will not turn the oven on in temperatures over 85 degrees. 

*If you have a pool you are exempt from solemnly swearing.

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

Blueberry Lemonade Sage Popsicles

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