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Yogurt And Fruit Popsicles With A Hint Of Elderflower And A Supermarket Find

Popsicles

Popsicles

A few years ago I went to a friends house for brunch, she served the most delicious fruit salad, it was on my mind the other day, the salad was comprised of primarily dark fruits, blackberries, red grapes and blueberries, the fruit macerated in brown sugar and when the sugar is dissolved and the fruit has given off some of its juices you add creme fraiche or sour cream. This is a delicious fruit salad and has always been one of my favorites. I thought it would be wonderful frozen. No real recipe is needed for this, you can make according to taste adding the amount of sugar and optional elderflower you like.

Belvoir beverages

Belvoir beverages

I went to the supermarket the other day to pick up a few items and I’m always on the lookout for something that catches my eye, might be a tad bit unusual and has to potential to be delicious. I was immediately drawn to these little bottles, the flavors are unusual and I of course had to buy each flavor available. I used the elderflower water in the popsicles and will soon try the others. I am particularly intrigued by the elderflower rose, I love that these are really pushing the limits of the average tastebuds and catering to people who might like something different. The good people at Belvoir have no idea I am blogging about their product and I am simply passing on what I think is a great product worth trying if you happen to see it.

The Popsicle

1 cup blackberries

1 cup blueberries

1 cup red seedless grapes

1 blood plum peeled and diced

2 tbs organic sugar

2 tbs demerara or brown sugar

3 tbs elderflower water ( I found this in the store but you can make your own) OPTIONAL

1 cup yogurt (I used vanilla full fat yogurt, gently sweetened.

Mix fruit and sugars in a bowl and allow to macerate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, spoon fruit in popsicle mold, mix yogurt with fruit juices and pour over fruit into mold. Freeze overnight.

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  1. What a fab idea! Love the gorgeous pink color !

    June 28, 2014
  2. Will you stop showing the rest of the food blogging world up. Your food posts get better and better. I may even have to stop talking to you!!! I really think you should start doing desserts by mail. Me and my cat would really like one of these, but Miles says hold the fruit on his. Emma xx

    June 28, 2014
    • LOL, you’re too funny and what a nice compliment, thank you. I would gladly mail you a dessert and for Miles hold the fruit!! Thank you so much.

      June 28, 2014
  3. These are gorgeous Suzanne!! I love your creativity on this one and love the idea of these flavored waters, I’m so intrigued by them as well and also drawn to then because the bottles are so pretty, haha. I’m a sucker for buying things in pretty colored packaging. I bet the flavor of those are delicious and so perfect for summer.

    June 28, 2014
    • Well the first one I saw was the pink one and the pretty bottle and knew I had to have it. I too am a sucker for pretty packaging and color. Thanks so much, Brandi.

      June 28, 2014
  4. These popsicles are so pretty–so much nicer than store-bought!

    June 28, 2014
  5. Great post, Suzanne. I’m not at all familiar with elderflower. I’ll have to check it out!

    June 28, 2014
  6. These look yummy! And I’m a big fan of Belvoir, their Elderflower has been one of my favourite drinks for a long time now. Think I first had it in a place called Cafe No 7 in a small town called Crewkerne in Somerset, when I was visiting my parents for a weekend a few years ago, so it has been around for a while, pleased it is making it into supermarkets now!

    June 28, 2014
    • So you have tasted their products. They really are good, no skimping on flavor and very natural tasting. I really love the lemon lemongrass,its wonderfully refreshing. Thank you so much, the popsicles are great, I love the frozen fruit!

      June 28, 2014
  7. Great idea.. I bet a modified versio would even cool off a lucky pup on a hot “dog day” afternoon.

    June 28, 2014
    • Stacey you are genius, I never thought of that but LOVE the idea. Totally going to make some pops for the dogs, Have to think about what to add, chicken stock frozen, not appealing to me but the dogs might love it, fresh fruit in yogurt unsweetened would be good for them, Great idea, thank you.

      June 28, 2014
  8. I love your idea of using fesh fruit

    June 28, 2014
    • I love the fresh fruit frozen, it’s cold and really lovely. Thank you so much.

      June 28, 2014
  9. Such beautiful creations! 🙂

    June 28, 2014
  10. My French Heaven #

    You are so creative. And I love the colors with the berries… Just lovely!

    June 28, 2014
  11. Mixing red berries and yoghurt is one of the most delicious combinations. I am not sure we have anythig like elderflower water here, so I´ll skip it. Saving the recipe Suzanne!

    June 28, 2014
    • Thanks so much Viviana, I love the yogurt and berries and frozen, it’s wonderful. The elderflower water was just done on a whim after I saw those lovely bottles in the market. I like elderflower a lot, it’s slightly floral but more fruity I think. Gives a very nice complexity to whatever it’s in, Great in mixed drinks.

      June 28, 2014
  12. These look so pretty, what a great way of eating one of the day’s fruit servings. 😉

    June 28, 2014
    • Yes a great way to get your serving of fruit. The fruit is wonderful frozen too! Thank you so much.

      June 28, 2014
  13. Goodness Suzanne, you just keep posting the most gorgeous summery refreshing recipes! I really want one of these right now. The only thing I have on hand that is even close is a peach and some cream…but then again, it’s not really close at all! 🙂 Yum!

    June 28, 2014
    • I think the peach and sour cream would be delicious, macerate the peaches in brown sugar, when they give off their juices add some sour cream and scoop into popsicle molds. I think it would be great. Thanks so much.

      June 29, 2014
  14. Liz #

    What fun!!!! These are gorgeous and am agreeing with Seana above–you’re on a (summer) roll 😀

    June 28, 2014
    • Thanks Liz, about the only things I like about summer are ice cream and produce. So to stay sane this is what I do. I’m not a lover of heat.

      June 29, 2014
  15. OK, this is the prettiest food you’ve posted yet! Almost (but not quite) too pretty to eat. Love the whole recipe. So now I have to find some popsicle molds… thanks1

    June 29, 2014
    • I love the popsicle molds, they produce such pretty pops and just perfect to cool us off in the summer heat. Thanks so much Rhonda!

      June 29, 2014
  16. It looks fabulous Suzanne and gorgeous colors too 🙂

    June 29, 2014
  17. Oh my god it’s amazing ! I love popsicles ! The best I’ve taste was in NYC ! We’re not into that in France ! But yours are truly amazing ! Love all the color !

    June 29, 2014
    • Thanks so much Sarah, I too love popsicles in the summer, so refreshing.

      June 29, 2014
  18. I love, love Elderflower! It’s such a great flavor. Brilliant to add into these pops!

    June 29, 2014
    • Thanks so much Emily, me too, Elderflower has such a lovely unique flavor.

      June 29, 2014
  19. Summer is an incredible summer for a lot of reasons… popsicles are one of the best ones!

    June 29, 2014
    • Although I intensely dislike hot weather I love the produce and ice cream so I will put up with summer for those reasons.

      June 29, 2014
  20. I love Elderflower! A local cafe/coffee shop sells drinks with elderflower syrup and it’s one of my favorites. What a great idea for a popsicle!!!

    June 29, 2014
    • I do too, it’s such a unique and wonderful flavor. Thanks so much Susan.

      June 29, 2014
      • So at lunch I went into the fridge to get something to drink with my lunch. It’s super-hot here today. And then I saw it. A huge bottle of Belvoir Elderflower and Rose Lemonade. I bought it last week, and totally spaced that it was Belvoir, the same line of products you were talking about!!! I love it!!

        June 29, 2014
      • I have the same one haven’t opened it yet. I love their products

        June 29, 2014
  21. You just reminded me that I need popsicle molds! Your pops look deeelish, Suzanne! 😀

    June 29, 2014
  22. Oh yum!!!! I am also in love with those bottles – I do some part time work as a sensory panelist for one of our grocery chains and apparently Elderflower is one of the upcoming new hot flavours. You are ahead of the crowd Suzanne!

    June 30, 2014
    • Oh wow I want to do that, what fun, sensory panelist. That would be fun. It’s funny about elderflower, I bought elderflower syrup a few years back intending to build a recipe around it, I just love how it tastes, not too floral almost fruity. Thanks so much Cindy.

      June 30, 2014
  23. Oh, how gorgeous Suzanne! And I bet they taste amazing! I love making frozen summer treats. This is one I will definitely be trying.

    June 30, 2014
    • Thanks so much Lidia, I love frozen treats when it’s hot. The fruit inside the yogurt pops is so nice when it’s frozen.

      June 30, 2014
  24. These popsicles are oh so pretty lady! Look at all the berries and grapes in them! These are a perfect Summer treat!

    June 30, 2014
    • Thanks Pamela, yes love popsicles in the summer. Icy cold fruit is refreshing.

      June 30, 2014
  25. I will take these summery popsicles any day over anything from the supermarket 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    June 30, 2014
  26. So pretty to look at Suzanne! and I’m sure absolutely delicious to eat. I’m exactly the same, when I see new and intriguing products on the shelves… the flavours of those drinks sound really lovely and fragrant!

    June 30, 2014
    • They are delicious, thanks so much Margot. Love the drinks they are delicious and very unique. Thanks so much.

      June 30, 2014
  27. Healthy and delicious! I think this is the perfect substitute to ice cream especially for kids!

    July 1, 2014
    • Yes they are both delicious and good for you. The kids love them. Thanks so much.

      July 1, 2014
  28. These are stunning. Wow. Yum!

    July 1, 2014
  29. Fig & Quince #

    Wow, such strikingly pretty popsicles, I positively love them. And those bottles would have caught my eye as well – a good haul!

    July 1, 2014
    • Thanks so much Azita, those little bottles caught my eye and then the flavors intrigued me. A good find for sure!

      July 1, 2014
  30. I love your creativity, I never would have thought to add those flavors to a popsicle. Thanks for your inspiration.

    July 1, 2014
    • Thank you, I love elderflower and thought it might be nice in the popsicle, just a hint. It really did add a lovely delicate flavor.

      July 1, 2014
  31. Such gorgeous gorgeous popsicles, Suzanne! Love all the chunky fruit and am so intrigued by that elderflower rose flavor as well as that lime lemongrass one!

    July 1, 2014
  32. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com #

    Such gorgeous gorgeous popsicles, Suzanne! Love all the chunky fruit and am so intrigued by that elderflower rose flavor as well as that lime lemongrass one!!

    July 1, 2014
  33. Von #

    I just came across those Belvoir drinks at a food show the other day- the bottles are so pretty, and their flavours are so interesting!! I’ve never had a fruit salad like the one you’ve described- mine are usually made with all the bright coloured fruit haha 🙂 But it does sound really yummy- and even moreso now that you’ve made them into cute popsicles! 🙂

    July 2, 2014
  34. These are so awesome and gorgeous! Can’t wait to try them out.

    July 2, 2014
  35. Wow – these are so pretty and sophisticated. Popsicles good enough for a dinner party!

    July 3, 2014
    • Thank you so much, they would be great for a dinner party especially a casual outdoor sort of event.

      July 4, 2014

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