I was recently asked to be a contributor for Inspired Home, an awesome resource for design ideas, entertaining tips and housewares trends from the International Housewares Association. For my first assignment, they asked me to host a Popsicle Party and develop some fun homemade popsicle recipes (tough gig, huh?).
Shortly after the preschool year ended, we invited the neighbor kids to stop by to celebrate summer with some sweet (and healthy) treats. Although we had fun decorating the yard a bit, the popsicles were the star of the show. Serving a variety of homemade, healthy frozen treats really made it feel like a special afternoon.
I created a total of 5 recipes for the party, including this yummy Cherry Berry one. You’ll have to visit Inspired Home for the other four (plus lots of pics of cute babies eating them). The recipes were all really diverse, some had chunks of fruit, others had rainbow sprinkles. But these Cherry Berry ones were probably the easiest to create. Just throw some fresh fruit in the blender til smooth, then pour into molds and freeze.
Things have been almost frantically busy at our house the last few weeks, between work commitments, summer camp, birthday parties and all the other chaos that comes with raising a young family. Keeping our freezer stocked with homemade popsicles has sort of become my personal reminder to down and enjoy some the simple moments with my kids.
When life gets crazy: Keep Calm and Slurp a Popsicle!
Cherry Berry Popsicles
Makes 6 to 8 popsicles, depending on your molds
2 cups fresh sweet cherries, washed and pitted
2 cups fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
- Combine cherries and berries in a blender and process until smooth (about 1 minute)
- Pour mixture evenly into popsicle molds. Add sticks.
- Freeze popsicles for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!