Blackberry Sweet Potato Ice Pops
There’s nothing better than a frozen “popsicle” to beat the heat. These veggie-forward ice pops are made with pureed sweet potatoes and blackberries flavoured with cinnamon, vanilla, orange juice and a touch of sea salt. A beautifully hued treat that’s as nourishing as it is refreshing!
- 1 Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Cook in simmering water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well, allow to cool 5 minutes.
- 2 Place sweet potato cubes 2/3 of the blackberries and remaining ingredients into blender container. Cover and purée for about 3 minutes until smooth. (If desired, strain mixture with sieve to remove seeds.)
- 3 Divide mixture between 14 small paper cups or popsicle molds, filling about 2/3 of the way full. Add a few fresh blackberries to each mold gently pressing into sweet potato mixture.
- 4 Freeze for 30 minutes, or until mixture just begins to set. Insert popsicles sticks or colourful straws into centre of each mold then freeze at least 4 hours or overnight, until fully set.