Popsicles are basically summer on a stick. The scorching hot weather is the perfect excuse to break out the frozen treats. Nothing quite beats the heat like an ice cold popsicle and even more so when it’s made from scratch with fresh, natural ingredients. Homemade ice pops are as simple as they are scrumptious with just a few easy steps. All you need are your favorite fruits, base and popsicle molds and you have yourself a dessert that’s both portable and delicious! There are plenty of fantastic combinations you can make from healthy Greek yogurt pops to boozy frozen wine pops and more. This week’s recipe is inspired by the wonderful seasonal grapes we’ve been having during these summer months. Combined with sweet and tangy blueberries and creamy coconut milk, we dare say we have one phenomenal showstopper of a popsicle you’ll want to make for the remainder of August and September.
These are no ordinary grapes. Exclusively available from Melissa’s, Muscato Grapes are sweeter than average and are hybrids of certain special varieties. They are seedless and come in three different colors: red, black and green, all with some pronounced differences among them but also equally as delicious! Red Muscato Grapes have a vibrant, rosy color and are sweeter than Green Muscato Grapes, which is a little more tangy and crunchy. However, Black Muscato Grapes are the sweetest among the three and a softer texture. These grapes are hugely popular for their scrumptious, well-balanced summertime flavor and can be eaten as a juicy snack or incorporated into different recipes. We love them in a light and healthy Chickpea and Grape Salad or baked into a brunch-worthy Black Muscato Grape Buckle or even as oven-roasted raisins!
Blueberry Muscato Grape Popsicles
Yields: 8 popsicles
1. Place the Muscato Grapes, blueberries and coconut milk into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
3. When ready to serve, run the popsicle molds under hot water for 15 to 20 seconds to loosen up.