Fresh Summer Berry Popsicles

I've got a strong case of the August panics.

And by that I mean both the panics that occur in the month of August, and the very impressive panics.

Summer is almost over!  I must do everything!

I must visit the coast one last time!

I must go camping!  Hurry!

I must make dill pickles and crab apple jelly!

I must preserve that fruit!  And that one!  And zucchini!  And kim chi, oh my land I almost forgot the kim chi!

Swim!  Wear sandals!  Go barefoot!  Pick berries!

And don't forget to relax in the sun!  Ahhhhhhh!  I almost forgot to relax in the sun!

Breathe.  Breathe.  Just breathe.

These popsicles are frozen, crystalline summer incarnate.  Maybe as I savor their delicate, ephemeral taste I can remind myself that 'tis better to love and lose...

It's August.  It's halfway through August.  Fall is coming.  Will someone please hold my hand?

Fresh Summer Berry Popsicles (adapted from La Tartine Gourmande)

4 ounces red raspberries
4 ounces white raspberries
4 ounces blueberries
4 ounces blackberries
3/4 cup light syrup*
8 mint leaves

For the light syrup:

1 cup water
1/2 cup blond cane sugar

In a pot, combine the water with the sugar. Bring to a simmer so that the sugar dissolves. Stop the heat and let cool. Refrigerate.

Purée the fruit with the cold syrup and mint. Pass through a chinois, or fine sieve, and divide the fruit mixture between the popsicle molds.

Freeze for 30 minutes. Insert the wooden sticks and place back in the freezer again until completely set.


anne said...

Red and white raspberries ?! DROOL !!! *sigh* :D These look like a perfect summer treats ! I'm ready for fall but not yet ready to give up ice cream making ! lol

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Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ohhhh! What a delicious Popsicle recipe! One thing I failed to do this summer is to make Popsicle. I really needed to do but I was too occupied with ice cream/sorbet making. Definitely have to try this recipe when I make Popsicle though. Looks so delish!

a. maren said...

haha anne never give up ice cream making! and nami i KNOW! it's so hard to get all the frozen things made in the short summer!

Cakebrain said...

ooh aye. I've missed most of summer already! These popsicles scream summer! looks so good! yumm!