I promised you a cool treat to make from the leftovers of my blueberry limeade recipe yesterday. And when I said cool, I mean cold, because we are going to be making Blueberry Limeade Popsicles!
I’m still hooked on this popsicle mold that Tory gave me for my birthday. And why not? Popsicles are a great summer treat. But before we get started, a word about popsicles. I am making these with leftover limeade, which means they are going to be a little more diluted than I would make a normal popsicle. You see things don’t taste as sweet when they are cold, so when we dilute the limeade with water in order to drink it we’re not only adding more water to the mix but cutting the sweetness too. If your goal is to start with just popsicles, I would take the blueberry limeade recipe and use a lot less water. But my goal was to do something fresh and new with a limeade I already had. These popsicles still taste great and they were refreshing. But because of the higher water content they will be a little icier and not super sweet. They tasted amazing on a break from working in the yard.
Here’s what you need:
Yep, that’s right. Blueberry limeade, nothing else.
All you have to do is pour the mixture into a popsicle mold, leaving about a quarter inch for expansion as it freezes. I also soaked my wooden sticks in water which makes them not float up quit as much in the mold.
Place the cover on (if your mold has one) and stick the sticks through. If your mold doesn’t have a cover, freeze for an hour or two until the mixture is slushy and then add the sticks.
Freeze until firm about 6 hours.
To unmold, fill your sink with warm water to the depth of the popsicle mold. Set the popsicle mold in the water until the popsicles start to release (pull gently up on the sticks to test for this). About 15 to 30 seconds but it will depend on how warm your water is.
Wrap the popsicles up in plastic bags and return to the freezer. Or enjoy immediately.
- 3 ¾ c of blueberry limeade, or however much it takes to fill your popsicle mold
- Pour blueberry limeade into popsicle mold, leaving a quarter inch at the top for expansion. Put on cover and add sticks. If no cover, freeze for 1 to 2 hours until slushy and add the sticks.
- Freeze until solid, about 6 hours.
- To unmold, fill a sink with warm water to the depth of your popsicle mold. Allow popsicle mold to sit in the water until the popsicles release when you gently pull the stick.
- Enjoy immediately or place in plastic bags and return to the freezer.