Refreshing homemade blackberry lemonade popsicles filled with fresh-squeezed lemonade and blackberries. A delicious icy treat to enjoy year-round.
HOW DO I SWEETEN POPSICLES?
There are many different ways you can sweeten popsicles. For this yummy blackberry lemonade popsicle recipe, I use one of two sweeteners.
- Sugar – inexpensive, makes these popsicles taste like traditional lemonade (no honey flavor).
- Honey – all-natural, raw honey. Dissolves very easy and has very few sugar crystals.
Both sweeteners are great, it really just comes down to what you prefer. If you don’t like the flavor of honey, stick with sugar. If you do like honey and have some in the pantry, use honey.
One thing to note if you use honey. Honey is a bit sweeter than regular granulated sugar. Which means, if you use honey, you will need less.
Typically, you can replace sugar in a recipe with honey by using 3 parts honey to every 4 parts sugar (i.e. 3/4 cup honey for every 1 cup granulated white sugar).
HOW MUCH DO HOMEMADE BLACKBERRY LEMONADE OTTER POPS COST TO MAKE:
This blackberry lemonade popsicle recipe is so good. Not only is it easy to make but it’s also reasonably inexpensive especially if you have a lemon tree, blackberry plants or find some awesome summer deals on ingredients!
HERE’S A LIST OF THE INGREDIENTS AND MY COST:
Prices for supplies may vary depending on location and store you purchase groceries from. I try to shop bulk food stores, use coupons, watch ads and shop sales (like case lot), buy supplies in bulk to save money in the long run and use homegrown produce and herbs when available. These are a great way to stay within my grocery budget without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.
- Lemons (lemons on sale at Rancho Market for 2lb/$1) – $0.50
- Sugar – $0.16
- Blackberries (on sale at Sprouts Farms Market for 88¢ for 6 oz) – $0.88
- Water/Ice – FREE
These blackberry lemonade otter pops only cost about 15¢ each to make! HOT DEAL, right?!
A batch costs a little over $1.50 to make plus the price of otter pop bags. That’s my kind of treat.
The kids love them. I love knowing exactly what’s in them and they taste amazing!
Even though summer is coming to an end, this lip-smacking treat is delicious year-round!
IF YOU LIKE THIS LEMONADE RECIPE YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE:
- Easy Lemon Cream Pie – easy to make in 5 minutes, semi-homemade (using a store-bought graham cracker crust and lemon curd)
- Sugar-Free Lemonade – simple, sugar-free, refreshing
- Creamy Lemon Eclairs – light, airy lemon cream filling with a simple chocolate ganache
- Honey Lemonade – lightly sweetened with natural raw honey
- 5-Minute Blackberry Lemonade – Quick and easy to make
- Homemade Lemon Ice Cream – creamy, rich, filled with lemon curd and graham cracker chunks
Here’s the full printable recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed is best (about 1lb of lemons)
- 1 cup sugar (or 1/2-3/4 cup raw honey)
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 6-12 oz fresh blackberries, frozen can also be used
- Place lemon juice, water, and sugar in blender. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute to mix and dissolve sugar.
- Add ice and blackberries. Blend for an additional 15-30 seconds. Blackberry pieces should be small enough to fit through funnel into popsicle molds or bags.
- Pour into popsicle molds or otter pop bags. Make sure to leave 1/2 inch of room at the top of the bag to avoid spilling when zipped.
- Freeze for 3-6 hours or until frozen solid.
If blender is large enough, all the water can be added and stirred in blender.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 13 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 115 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 19g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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