A true summer way to brighten up your favorite drinks!
July’s Drinks Inspired by Music is featuring The Sonder Bombs! I knew I needed to make something as bright and vibrant as the music they play. Listening to their music will make you rethink every ukulele song you’ve ever heard.
A blend of fruit and water frozen in a rainbow of colors. Make them into popsicles or ice cubes to add a little bit of fruity flavor to your drink.
This recipe might not seem like a true drink recipe, it’s more like a recipe too cool down a drink! Here’s the deal, you start with any drink you want. Some drinks I’ve tried include water, sparkling water, iced tea, beer, or lemonade. Anything you like! Then you plop in the sonder bomb (in the form of ice or popsicle) and enjoy.
You can either let the sonder bomb melt or make them all into popsicles. Just a warning, they melt fast! If you’re serving these for a group leave the popsicles/ice cubes in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them.
There’s two different methods to make the sonder bombs! Method one is to puree all the fruit separately (yes, this is sorta time consuming but look at those colors!) and layer it in the popsicle mold for the rainbow effect. Method two is to fill the popsicle mold with sliced fruit and top with liquid of your choice (I used la croix). Both taste pretty similar because you’re using the same fruit, the only difference is one is blended and the other is chopped fruit.
Are you going to make Sonder Bombs? Let me know in the comments and leave any questions or suggestions below.
Melted sonder bomb popsicle!
|Yield: Makes 15 popsicles or large ice cubes|
sonder bomb made of fresh fruit and water frozen into ice cubes to keep your drink cold or frozen in popsicle molds to enjoy on a hot summer day.
- About 5 cups of fresh fruit (I used strawberries, pineapple, spinach, blueberries, grapes)
- Use for Method 2: about 12 ounces of juice (I used La Croix)
- Method 1: In a food processor blend your choice of fruit, one variety at at time, with a few tablespoons of water. Rinse food processor after each fruit so you don't mix the colors. Spoon blended fruit in ice cube trays or popsicle mold one layer at a time. Example: blend strawberries. Spoon a few tablespoons of of blended strawberries into molds. Blend pineapple. Spoon a few tablespoons of blended pineapple on top of strawberries. repeat with remaining fruit until molds are full.
- Method 2: Chop your choice of fruit. Place a variety of fruit into each ice or popsicle mold. Top each mold with your choice of juice.
- Place sticks in popsicle molds. Freeze popsicles or ice molds overnight until solid. To remove, gently run popsicles under room temperature or slightly warm water and remove popsicles. Enjoy on their own or in your favorite drink!
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adapted from The First Year Blog