Garden Lavender inspired Blueberry Frozen Fruit Popsicles with almond milk sweetened with bee’s honey that drinks from these edible flowers.
If you know me, you know I am a late-in-life rookie gardener.
On this particular year I wanted to try my hand at an ‘Herb de Provence’ garden.
I have an area in my yard that backs up to a wooded area and the deer usually make regular visits.
For this reason, I wasn’t sure how a garden of herbs would do, with critter visitors, but I wanted to experiment with my garden.
Edible Lavender For A Special Popsicle Treat
It worked! I planted herbs around the edge of the garden that deer don’t like the smell of.
Then I tricked the critters by planting the other herbs, in the center.
I am so excited to see and smell the intoxicating aromas of lavender, rosemary and other herbs.
Everyday, throughout the growing season, the butterflies and bees come to visit.
And yes… They are most welcome!
Can you think of a more versatile fruit year-round than blueberries?
Sweet, tart, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.
Blueberries are the perfect fruit to quickly turn into a healthy dessert.
Easy to use in a variety of pies, tarts and scones.
Plopping a handful into your morning yogurt or smoothie is simply a healthy way to get the day off to a great start.
Summer Frozen Fruit Popsicles
Summertime brings to mind a few things we long for, while in the dead of winter.
Make Your Own Popsicles, is right there at the top for me!
Summer wouldn’t be summer without refreshing frozen fruit popsicles!
Nearly every fruit can be simmered down with a splash of something sweet and made into a luscious compote, jam or puree.
How timely that blueberry season arrives right around the celebration time of Independence day.
You will see blueberries in more desserts for 4th of July than any other fruit.
So, why not create a patriotic treat, with blueberries, and welcome in Spring and Summer!
Blueberries And The Sweetness From The Honey Bees That Love The Lavender Garden
Since my four children were little, now grown with families of their own, I made them homemade fruit popsicles.
Strawberries, of course, were always a hit since they are especially juicy, and both sweet and tart.
But blueberries? Not so much.
Blueberries And Edible Flowers
So I decided to try a blueberry popsicle with a lovely floral flavor, from an edible flower, to see if it enhanced the taste.
In honor of the bees, that keep my garden happy all summer, I knew I would put honey in the popsicles instead of sugar.
Oh My! Aromatic, sweet and very purple popsicles are the result of just a few fresh ingredients, now a favored popsicle with my grandchildren.
Making Lavender and Blueberry Popsicles
Making these popsicles couldn’t be easier.
There is nothing to cook and all you will need is a blender or food processor, some popsicle molds and patience while they freeze overnight.
Toss everything into the blender, give it a whirl until the berries puree, pour it into popsicle molds. The next day, you will have beautiful purple popsicles, loaded with nutrients and flavor.
Call me old fashioned but I love to taste the gifts from my garden!
Blueberry Health Benefits
Not everyone is concerned about health benefits of desserts or sweet treats, so let’s not tell them how healthy these popsicles are!
Certainly, blueberries are known for their antioxidant rich properties, but they are also a wise choice instead of sugary treats.
Blueberries are also known for being high in fiber.
This is a great thing for summertime eating; you know, all the Potato Fries and Seafood Fried choices we make in summer?
They will help keep your tummy happy.
However, these blueberries are the only thing that is healthy in these popsicles.
Homemade Almond Milk For Healthy And Delicious Popsicles
With only two ingredients, water and almonds, Homemade Almond Milk can be soaked, pureed and squeezed into milk, in less than 2 hours!
It is simply a wise choice to make these popsicles with almond milk so that dairy issues won’t keep a family member or friend from enjoying them.
Making Popsicles Is Too Easy!
Once you own a popsicle mold, and trust me, they are not expensive, you will be making frozen popsicles all summer long!
This is the type I continue to buy for family and friends.
If you don’t own a popsicle mold yet, no worries, we can do this the old fashioned way, with disposable paper cups and sticks.
Place the popsicle mixture into the cups, freeze just to the freezing point, make a small slit in the center and slide the wooden popsicle sticks in.
The popsicle will continue to freeze with the stick in the center of the pop.
Let’s Love Some More Great Popsicles!
For more popsicle recipes, you are sure to love, especially a few specifically for us adults, other lavender recipes or to get a little inspiration for Playing In The Dirt, here you are!
- Lavender Lemon Poppy seed Muffins – lemon and poppy seeds are already an earthy and citrus blend, but add the floral essence and the taste is amazing.
- Lavender Butter Cookies – made with both Lavender salt and Lavender sugar.
- Almond Espresso Popsicles – made with homemade almond milk, strong coffee and sweetened with crushed dates.
- Mocha Latte Popsicles – because come 4:00 I want cold coffee and not hot coffee in summertime!
- Wellness Popsicles – perfect for cold, flu or allergy season
- Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles – thick Greek yogurt and fresh blueberry compote.
- Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles – because summer needs homemade lemonade and all seasons need strawberries.
- Almond milk – or milk of choice
- Lavender buds
- Blender or Food processor
- Popsicle Molds
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
Garden Lavender Blueberry Frozen Fruit Popsicles
- Blender of food processor
- Popsicle molds
- 1 1/2 cups Almond milk homemade almond milk
- 1 1/2 cups Blueberries
- 1 1/2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Lavender buds
- Toss all the ingredients into a blender and puree.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 4-hours or overnight.