If you like smoothies there is a “patriotic” smoothie which is well known. It’s called a Red, White, and Blue smoothie, can you guess what its made of?
though I’m sure you could use raspberries as well since they are pink too.
Though I love making smoothies I have turned my attention to Popsicles for the month. I was looking for something fruity (obviously) for the Fourth of July and I was already looking at Fourth of July foods on our favorite website Pinterest. And may I just add that it is the best place to go for DIY decorating and celebrating ideas, its great!
Anyway I should just show you this cute idea that I found and what I did to it lol, don’t worry there are no pictures and no instructions on what I did personally. But I did want to share this recipe with you because you can do so much with it. so here you go.
Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Popsicles
- 12 oz fresh blackberries
- 1 1 /2 tablespoon water
- Sugar, to taste if berries aren’t sweet enough
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest, optional – if desired
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Add the blackberries and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring periodically, for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until they are easily broken with a wooden spoon. Taste and add sugar to sweeten if needed. Stir sugar in and cook until dissolved.
- Pour the berry mixture into a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec, and puree until very smooth. I ran the “whole juice” pre-programmed functioin on my blender. After blended, cover and refrigerate the blackberry puree until cool, at least 30 minutes.
- While the blackberry mixture refrigerates, beat the cream cheese, milk, lime juice, zest (if using), vanilla, and sugar using a hand mixer or puree with a small food chopper until smooth. Set aside in the refrigerator until blackberry mixture has cooled.
- To assemble popsicles, layer the blackberry puree and cream cheese mixture in popsicle molds. Place popsicle sticks in the center and freeze until solid.
- If necessary, run hot water over the outside of the molds to assist in removing the pops before serving.