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Blackberry Mint Pops Recipe

Blackberry Mint Pops Recipe

Classic pops get a nutrition makeover and go gourmet when blackberries and mint collide in the freezer.—Myrna Campbell, Philomath, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups strained blackberry puree (from 4 cups fresh blackberries)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 16 freezer pop molds or 16 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring water and brown sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in blackberry puree and mint.
  • 2. Fill molds or cups with 1/4 cup fruit mixture. Freeze for 1 hour or until slushy. Gently stir to distribute mint. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm. Yield: 16 pops.

Nutritional Facts

1 pop equals 68 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.