Lemon Blueberry Popsicles

Ah, summer!  Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!

Ah, summer! Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!Ah, summer.  It’s almost here!  (Well, not officially.  Summer officially begins on June 20.  But if it’s warm enough to be outside without a jacket…then I consider that summer.)

What are the scents and sounds of summer in your house?  Is it the smell of freshly cut grass.  Or is it kids splashing in the pool?  Maybe the sound of friends chatting on the porch at the end of a hot day?  Or perhaps it’s the smell of burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill?

Ah, summer! Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!One of my favorite smells of summer is actually the smell of rain.  Yup, rain does indeed have a smell.  You know what I’m talking about, right?  There’s an earthy smell in the air after a late afternoon thunderstorm.  For me, that smell goes hand-in-hand with summer.  (And for the record, that smell has a name.  I just googled it because I was curious.  Petrichor is the smell produced when rain falls on dry soil.  So there ya go.  Fun facts to know and share with your friends…but only the nerdy ones.)

Ah, summer! Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!Back when I was a kid, my sister and I would spend weeks on end at my grandparents’ house in upstate South Carolina.  They had a ton of land, an old barn, an unused chicken coop and a swimming pool.  In short, it was pretty much a kid’s dreamland.  It was impossible to get bored at Grandma’s house!

One of my favorite things about Grandma’s?  Popsicles.  My grandparents had an extra full-size freezer back in the laundry room…and they kept it fully stocked with popsicles for our visits.  I’m pretty sure I remember my sister eating popsicles for breakfast on more than one occasion.  And since we were little kids, we inevitably ended up covered in popsicle.  That’s when we’d take off running to the pool.  And then we’d rinse and repeat.  Literally.

Ah, summer! Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!While we don’t keep a freezer full of popsicles here, I do enjoy having them a couple times each summer.  The memories take me back to the good ole days of romping around Grandma’s house without a care in the world!  For these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles, I kept it pretty simple.  I used vanilla Greek yogurt as the base and added fresh lemon juice and fresh blueberries for flavoring.  A touch of honey for additional sweetness and then these bad boys went into the freezer overnight.

I was sorely tempted to eat one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles for breakfast.  You know, for old times’ sake.  I mean we often eat vanilla Greek yogurt for breakfast, so why not just eat it frozen?

Ah, summer! Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!So as the weather gets warmer, let’s make some popsicles!  And then let’s sit back and enjoy the smell of the rain after a good summer thunderstorm.  Cheers!

Ah, summer! Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!

Lemon Blueberry Popsicles

Ah, summer!  Grab one of these Lemon Blueberry Popsicles and enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Freezing Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 103kcal

Ingredients

For the Blueberry Layers

  • cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp honey

For the Lemon Layer

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ~2 lemons
  • 2 tsp lemon zest ~1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp honey

Instructions

For the Blueberry Layers

  • Place blueberries in a food processor or a mini chopper. Pulse several times until well-chopped.
  • Using a spatula, scrape the chopped blueberries in a large bowl. Add yogurt and honey; stir until well blended.

For the Lemon Layer

  • Place all ingredients in a medium bowl; stir until well blended.

To Assemble

  • Divide half of the Blueberry mixture evenly into 8 popsicle molds. Divide all of the Lemon mixture evenly into the molds on top of the first Blueberry portion. Finish by dividing the remaining Blueberry mixture on top of the Lemon portion.
  • Place molds in freezer for 3-4 hours, or until completely frozen. (Tip: To remove popsicles from molds, run hot water over outside of mold for ~30-60 seconds.)

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43 Comments

    1. Haha! Hey, I’ll gladly be an honorary Brit if you’d bestow the title on me, Dannii! (Yes, you do have that power…I checked.) It’s finally getting sunny here, and wouldn’t you know it but our house is baking inside. Time to get the A/C going for the summer…either that, or a lot more popsicles! 🙂

  1. Totally agree that if its warm enough for a t-shirt, then its summer. Although I’m pale as hell and anything over 20 degrees celsius makes me throw away the jacket…On another note, it’s totally vanilla Greek yogurt season! Love that you incorporated that into the popsicles!

    1. Haha! There’s nothing wrong with being pale, Fernando. As long as it’s warm outside, we can sit in the shade and eat popsicles, right? 🙂 And yes, Greek yogurt was a fun way to mix up these pops. Totally makes them acceptable for breakfast in my opinion!

  2. Hi David! Of course these are breakfast food! Yogurt and blueberries are good for you! But you’ve made them taste so much better. I feel exactly the same way about that smell after the rains, so fresh!

    1. I agree 100%, Dorothy! We wouldn’t think twice about yogurt topped with fresh berries, and all I did here was blend ’em together. I mostly ate these for dessert, though. Oh, and they’re calling for possible thunderstorms here this afternoon. I hope they happen! It’s hard to beat a good summer storm! 🙂

  3. YASSSSS to popsicles for breakfast – eating frozen yogurt in any form should NEVER EVER be questioned! 🙂
    And, You are so right, David, rain does have a distinct smell! And, the period before it falls as well as the period after are marked by distinctly different smells too – at least I hope my nostrils are not leading me astray!
    Happy Monday to y’all – here’s hoping this week is wonderful!

    1. Popsicles for breakfast should become a new trend, Shashi! Let’s start it…just you, me and the drone that steals all of our food. (On a side note, that drone must eat quite well…) Hope you have an awesome week yourself, Shashi! Cheers!

  4. You must have been reading my mind! At work, we just got done talking about how delicious the combination of lemon and blueberry is! I was talking about making a lemon blueberry pound cake, but now how do I not try these popsicles! They look amazing–thank you for sharing!

    1. Haha…how do you know I wasn’t just hiding in the closet when you guys were chatting about lemon + blueberry? Then I snuck out of your work the same way I got in (the window), raced home and whipped up these popsicles! 🙂 Thanks so much, Amanda!

  5. Well, I think that it’s perfectly acceptable to eat this for breakfast! Why not? They are loaded with great ingredients, right? I know what you mean, too, liking the smell of rain in the Summer. It just has this smell to it and feeling in the air, unlike any other time of year. And fresh cut grass is awesome too. We aren’t there just yet ’round here, but hopefully it’s coming soon.I’m pretty sure you can even get scented candles of that stuff. I haven’t had a frozen treat in so long and most of the store bought ones are loaded with sugar, but I would gladly eat these and not think twice about it and the combo of blueberry and lemon is such a classic. Pinning 🙂

    1. You’re right, Dawn…the summer has a feeling like no other. And it’s not just the heat. There’s the rain, and the smell of fresh grass. I love it! (Well, not mowing the grass…but you know what I mean.) We’re just hitting that stage here, so I’m hoping it’s not too far away for you now! Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks so much, Manali! Here’s to a long summer full of plenty of late-afternoon rain showers…and not getting caught in them, too! 🙂

  6. oh man, I remember getting hounded when I said Summer started on June 1st lol- In Australia, seasons start at the first of the relevant month. Oh well, Summer and my mum’s birthday are the same day!

    These look like the perfect welcoming baton, edible style.

    1. Oh, Arman. Since when does summer start on June 1? Maybe in the Australian calendar? (You guys do have your own calendar, right?) Haha! And as far as these popsicles looking like a baton, I’d like to see you twirl these. Please…

    1. Yeah, I had a sweatshirt on last week at this time…but now it’s mid-80’s and the sweatshirt has been put away. (And I hope it stays put away til the fall now!) Thanks, Ami! Summer is coming. I promise.

    1. Tell me about it, Kathy! Now it always feels like there is some chore to do. Mow the grass, weed eat, water the garden, etc. But hey, at least we’re still outside, right? Here’s to a summer full of popsicles and warm temps! 🙂

  7. The smell of rain is wonderful – we are quite lucky here in London as we have lots of it 😉 but of course it smells different in the summer when it hits the earth after a hot day. Your story of your grandparents freezer reminded me of my grandparents little cupboard that they stocked up with little treats for us kids when we came over. Your Popsicles look absolutely gorgeous ♡

    1. Haha! See, there’s the silver lining to all that rainy London weather! 🙂 And isn’t it funny how we remember the strangest things from childhood. Like popsicles….or the cabinet full of treats at Grandma’s house. Writing this post was a fun trip down memory lane for sure. Thanks, Miriam!

    1. Yes! The lemon stayed mostly white (which makes sense), but I love how the blueberry layers turned out. Thanks so much, Kushi! 🙂

    1. Yes!! It looks kinda grey out there this afternoon, Ashley…and I’m really hoping for a late afternoon thunderstorm. Imagine sitting on the back porch listening to a summer rainstorm while eating one of these popsicles…now that’s the life! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jeff! I was pleased with the colors here, too. I was hoping the lemon would have been more yellow…but in hindsight, it makes sense. Either way, popsicles + summer = win.

  8. I like the smell of rain too. Interesting to know what causes it. 🙂

    These popsicles look really good. I’ve only made popsicles once and that was a few years ago. I need to try them again this summer!

    1. So we had the best summer thunderstorm here last night, Tamara. Laura and I just stood on the back porch listening to the rain…now that’s the way to kick off summer! 🙂 As far as popsicles go, you should definitely try making them again. You can come up some so many fun flavor combinations when you make ’em yourself. Happy Memorial Day, my friend!

  9. Well I just love that smell. I always prefer standing in my balcony, while it is raining, just to get that smell. BTW the popsicles are yum.
    And thanks for sharing that name with us. I never knew that it has a name. 🙂

    1. We had the best thunderstorm here over the weekend, Puja. Laura and I just stood on the backporch listening to (and smelling) the rain…it really is one of my favorites things about summer! Well, that and popsicles. 🙂

  10. Blueberry & lemon is such a good combo! I used to not like lemon at all but now I dig that combo. These popsicles sound perfect for a hot summer day.

    You just reminded me about how my grandma always had ice cream cones in her freezer throughout my childhood… The Drumstick ones with the chocolate & nuts on top were our go-to dessert!

    1. I hear ya, Nicole…Lemon is an awesome summer flavor, but only when used in the right way. And I say popsicles are the right way! (And also on grilled fish…) As far as those Drumsticks, you must have read my mind! I totally am playing with an idea on making something like those. Stay tuned!! 🙂

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