San Francisco summers are notoriously cool and foggy––the complete opposite of the steamy south where I learned to love the heat, humidity and warm summer nights. It’s true the hot summer sun is just a short drive over the Golden Gate (and conveniently where wine country is) but I admit, wearing jackets and scarves year round in this city makes it hard to get in the summer spirit.
Like really hard.
Because I can’t drive to wine country every day.
Thankfully I have these delicious blueberry popsicles to get me in excited for summer. They’re tangy, cool and sweet which makes them a perfect summertime treat regardless of what the weather is like outside.
Believe me. I walked in the house with boots and a scarf on the other day but one lick and my tastebuds had me convinced it was sunny and a balmy 85 degrees.
With just three ingredients and less than 60 calories a pop, they’ve quickly become one of our favorite swimsuit-friendly summertime treats.
- 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen and defrosted
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 generous tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Divide mixture between 6 popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, around 3-4 hours.
What’s your favorite homemade popsicle flavor?
Do you think other fruits such as strawberries or peaches could be used in place of the blueberries?
These look delicious, Elle!I love how they’re made with yogurt. =)
great healthy bars!
These look so refreshing! Perfect for summer! Pinned!
love the color of these pops. i had blueberry basil combination this weekend – totally divine.
These sound so delicious and refreshing. Time to buy a popsicle mold!
These look awesome! I love that they are made with yogurt too. Definitely my kind of pop! Pinned for sure!!
Do you think dairy-free yogurt would work just as well for these? I am thinking so, but not entirely sure.
I’d add a little honey if you’re using unsweetened non-dairy yogurt, but definitely!
Don’t forget the lovely occurrence of “misting” in the air during the summers of San Francisco. At least it’s been hot and sunny the past couple of days. I like it!
Ooh, these look delish! Will definitely be given them a go.
I would GLADLY trade your SF weather for our 100 degrees today. This whole gross summer has been a wall of humidity and naturally curly hair does not appreciate that. We went to San Francisco 2 months ago (today…sigh) and while Carmel was delightful the week we went (65-70), we hit San Fran in the middle of a rare heat wave for 3 days staying in a painted lady with no A/C of course, sleeping on the 2nd floor with windows that didn’t open. Ugh. So if you wanna switch, come on out! ;)