It was hot here yesterday. So what else to do on a hot hot day but drive four hours up the freeway to High Grove Chestnut and Berry Farm to pick berries!
Despite it being the very end of the berry picking season, we still managed to pick raspberries, blue berries, waldo berries (a type of thornless blackberry) and even the odd boysenberry and bramble berry. We also ate just about as many as we picked!
It was rather hot picking berries but the car has air conditioning (our house does not) and when we were done we drove into Beechworth to get an ice cream and then had a swim in Lake Sambel. All in all it was a really great way to spend a very hot day.
We came home with a LOT of berries, some of them a little squished at the bottom of the berry picking buckets. What do with squished berries? Make Berry Bliss Iceypoles that’s what!
Berry Bliss Pops
Fresh or frozen berries.
Pop your berries in a big bowl and smush them with a fork until they are well mashed. We used mostly raspberries and waldo berries, but any soft berry works best, especially if they are a little over-ripe. Add a little fruit juice to the berry mixture, just enough to make it a little runny and so you have enough to fill up your icy pole molds. Pour into icy pole molds, freeze and enjoy!
For more sweet treat ideas check out my ‘Family Food – Sweet Treats’ pinterest board.