It’s been hot. Well, it’s been hot by this Alaska girl’s standards. Mid-70’s in the shade, and I’ve spent the week in the non-shaded garden trying to get all my starts in the ground asap. Finally almost done! But I’ve been needing something to cool off. Ice cream is easily the first thing that comes to mind, but too fattening. So I decided to take advantage of the rhubarb that is all ready to harvest and make some Blueberry Rhubarb Lemonade Popsicles!
This is such an easy recipe that I hesitate to even call is a recipe. You could easily mix and match the berries for it. (You know I love to mix and match berries!) Raspberries, strawberries, yum! I had a cup or so of frozen blueberries in the freezer, so I figured I’d use them.
I roughly chopped about 5 cups of rhubarb and ran it though my juicer (I love this thing!), and then tossed in the blueberries. If I had put enough forethought into it, I would have saved enough blueberries to add a few whole ones to each popsicle. Oh well, next time.
Now I admit, I cheated. I didn’t make lemonade from scratch (Like this!). I happened to have a can of frozen lemonade concentrate in the freezer, so I used it. Tasty, but I bet homemade would be even better.
After juicing the blueberries and rhubarb, I ended up with about 10 ounces of juice. I made the lemonade per the instructions on the can (I know, so un-homesteady. Uggg) and added the rhubarb and blueberry juice to it.
Our local grocery store just happened to be having a buy one, get one half off sale on all their kitchen gadgets, so I snatched up two sets of popsicle molds. Even after filling these, I have lots of yummy juice leftover!
It only took a few hours for the yummy blueberry rhubarb lemonade popsicles to freeze solid. Not too sweet, these pops have a nice tartness to them! And so easy to make!