Recipe

Beetroot, blackberry yoghurt popsicles

Vibrant and delicious - perfect for summer.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Beetroot and blackberries gives these frozen popsicles their vibrant colour and a touch of sweetness, with creamy yoghurt they're perfect for summer.
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Ingredients

  • 250 grams fresh blackberries
  • ⅓ cup (50g) unrefined sugar (see tips)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 medium beetroot (350g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1⅓ cups (375g) greek-style yoghurt

Method

  • 1
    Combine blackberries, sugar and the water in a small saucepan over high heat; bring to the boil. Cook, mashing with a fork occasionally, for 5 minutes or until blackberries have broken down.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, push beetroot through a juice extractor; you will need 1 cup (250ml) juice (keep beetroot pulp for another use, see waste not).
  • 3
    Combine blackberry mixture, beetroot juice and lemon juice in a large jug. Cover; refrigerate until required.
  • 4
    Place 2 tablespoons yoghurt into each of eight ½ cup (125ml) popsicle moulds; freeze for 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Spoon beetroot mixture into popsicle moulds, stir in gently to swirl and create a ripple effect; freeze for 2 hours. Insert popsicle sticks in the centre of each mould; freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  • 6
    Dip popsicle moulds briefly in water; remove popsicles. Serve immediately.

Notes

We used panela sugar, also known as rapadura, but any unrefined whole cane sugar can be used. If you don't have a juicer, simply blend the beetroot with 2 tablespoons water and pour through a sieve. Use frozen blackberries, when fresh are not in season. Use coconut yoghurt to make this recipe dairy free if you like.waste not Freeze the unused beetroot pulp from juicing in ice cube trays. Add frozen beetroot cubes to smoothies for an added fibre boost.

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