Kombucha Berry Popsicles

photo of popsicle “Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up,
snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.”
~ John Ruskin

Refresh

Bring a burst of winter to a hot summer day, with a nutritious and delicious homemade popsicle. Kombucha provides healing probiotics and beneficial acids. The berries are packed with antioxidants. Added bonus? They’re easy to make and taste sooooo good. Plus, to keep you from getting bored, I put together a Paleo Popsicle Roundup, linking to 10 other healthy recipes from around the web. You can make a new kind every week, and even create your own variations. Happy summer, everyone!

Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries
1 cup kombucha
raw honey, to taste.

Directions

  1. Blend the berries and kombucha together in a blender, and then taste. Kombucha can taste anywhere from sweet-sour to very sour. Depending on your brew, you might find that no honey is needed. Otherwise, add a tablespoon at a time, until you hit your sweet spot.
  2. If you don’t want berry seeds in your popsicles, strain the mixture before pouring into the molds. If you like the seeds, just pour straight from the blender. Either way, leave a little space at the top for them to expand in the freezer.
  3. Freeze a minimum of 6 hours.
  4. Run the mold under hot water to release the popsicle. Enjoy!

Note: I bought these bpa-free popsicle molds, but if you don’t have any, you can pour the mixture into an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap, and then insert toothpicks for the popsicle stick. (The plastic wrap keeps the toothpicks pointing straight up while the cubes freeze.)

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Paleo Popsicle Roundup

There’s no limit to creativity, when it comes to popsicles. Here are 10 more recipes to keep you inspired all summer long:

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This post is linked to the following blog carnivals:
Simple Meals Friday, What Am I Eating, Whole Food Friday, Sunday School, Make Your Own Monday, Natural Living Monday, Fat Tuesday, Healthy Tuesday, Hearth & Soul Hop, Traditional Tuesday, Tuesdays with a Twist, Well Fed Wednesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Thank Your Body Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Paleo Rodeo, Wellness Wednesday,

21 thoughts on “Kombucha Berry Popsicles

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  2. First…those kombucha pops! Amazing! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much for including my fudgesicles Eileen, a favorite in our house for the summer months!

  3. Love this idea! I was sipping some ginger lime water kefir the other day thinking about what a great Popsicle it would make. Now, you’ve inspired me to just do it! :D
    Do you think freezing the kefir or kombucha diminishes the health benefits at all?

    • Oh, that sounds delicious! Ginger is one of my favorite flavors. As for your other question, the only way to know for sure is to do a lab test on the popsicle, but here’s my guess: I don’t think it diminishes the health benefits. You can freeze kefir grains to store them for a few months and defrost them to use again, and they come right back to life. The freezing just puts them in hibernation. I would think the same would be true for the probiotics in the kombucha. Kombucha also has beneficial acids that are unaltered by heat/cold. What do you think?

      • I think you’re right. :) There’s not a lot of information about this on the internet. I don’t think I’d want to freeze it for long periods of time, but a few days to a week in the freezer shouldn’t kill the nutrients off too badly.

  4. You caught my eye with the Kombucha part — not like I need more ways to use the drink — we limit ourselves to a quart a day; otherwise we’d go through the entire gallon, especially in the hot weather. But I’ll talk to the Norwegian Artist and see if he wants to contribute his half, say, for this project.

    • I love it: “his half.” I promise it won’t be a sacrifice for him, because the popsicles are delicious and even more cooling on hot summer days.

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