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Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Popsicles

August  5, 2011

Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Popsicles

- Amanda

Kids like to witness transformation, which is why they enjoy baking so much. Blobs of dough turn into round cookies. And batters rise to lofty cakes. So when I'm cooking with my kids, I try to focus on recipes that will completely change from start to finish.

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But I was not about to turn on the oven last weekend; it was the freezer's turn in the spotlight. Mission: popsicles. First a layer of blackberry and blueberry puree, sweetened with rosemary syrup (leftover from piccantedolce's Boozy Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade). After a few hours in the freezer, we topped the fruit with a layer of yogurt sweetened with vanilla sugar. A few hours more and we had torpedo-shaped treats. And the three of us sat on the floor of the magical kitchen, eating our popsicles.

Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles

  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup Greek or European style whole milk yogurt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar (or sugar plus 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract)

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Like this post? See Amanda's post from last week: Fried Green Tomatoes with Panko and Parmesan

Photos by James Ransom

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Amanda Hesser

Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


sasha_luka August 7, 2011
Looks delicious! I must try it too!
LinJ August 7, 2011
Thiis sounds like a wonderful combinatiion, as there are so many antioxidants and I have lots of rosemary growing and love black and blueberries along with Greek yogurt. Thank you for this recipe! I look forward to preparing it!
Elycooks August 7, 2011
The twins actually liked the rosemary? Hard to believe, but then again, they are your children!
juriaguria August 6, 2011
I love the idea of rosemary as a flavor for a dessert but the yogurt part is definitely the reason why I will be trying this recipe out! I love yogurt!
EmilyC August 5, 2011
I have popsicle molds gathering dust in my basement AND a son who's teething right now...so out come the popsicle molds this weekend! How fun!