A simple, refreshing treat for those hot summer days is the perfect complement to a day spent outdoors. This recipe for Triple-Berry Popsicles is delicious but feel free to mix it up with your own combinations and make it just how you like it. You can strain out the seeds, but we love the texture they lend to the popsicles.

2/3 cup sugar
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1. Put sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

2. Combine blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and lemon juice in a blender and purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup of sugar mixture and blend just until combined. (Left over sugar mixture can be used for sweetening iced tea or other summer treat.)

3. Transfer purée to popsicle molds and freeze 4 hours. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze an additional 4 to 6 hours, or until frozen solid.

From Sunset July 2008


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