Holden Wilson

Popsicles fresh from the freezer

Summer break is just around the corner. This means chilling with the homies, maybe a trip to somewhere exotic like Memphis or possibly even just chilling in your basement playing Lego Star Wars.

When doing any of these things, it would be a smart idea to stay cool, and no I’m not talking socks and sandals cool. What I’m talking more along the lines of ice.

However, just straight up ice is only frozen water – that just won’t do. You have to make your time with the homies “pop” with awesomeness. Make something more of your summer than just riding your bi”cicle”. When you are playing Lego Star Wars in your basement, you don’t want to be sweaty and “stick”y.

If you read the fine print, then you probably can see where this is going: popsicles, basically the cooler version of ice. They’re all the cool colors, like blue, green and red.

Sure, you can buy them in stores, but you can also buy boxed cookies and little cakes wrapped in plastic. Cookies and cake made at home are a different product than what you buy at the store.

Here is what you are going to need to make some popsicles:

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blueberries

1 cup blackberries

2 cups sliced strawberries

6 Tablespoons simple syrup*, or more according to taste

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

A popsicle mold of sorts

Side note: You could substitute other fruits in if you don’t like what’s in the recipe.

*The simple syrup can be made by using equal parts water and granulated sugar. Once those are combined you boil them and bring them to room temperature.


  1. In a blender or food processor, puree together raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
  2. Add simple syrup and lemon juice. Adjust sweetness according to taste.
  3. Divide pureed fruit mixture among popsicle mold cavities. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.

Recipe found at:

If you can’t afford to make this or just don’t care, another option is going out and buying some cheap fruit juice and freeze it in a cup.