Triple-Berry Popsicles

2/3 cup sugar (see Notes)
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1. Put sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
2. Combine blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and lemon juice in a blender and purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup simple syrup and blend just until combined. (Save remaining syrup for another use, such as sweetening iced tea.)
3. Transfer purée to popsicle molds (see Notes) and freeze 4 hours. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze an additional 4 to 6 hours, or until frozen solid.

Simple syrup (sugar water) makes the popsicles less icy and more velvety than sugar alone. (If you don’t have time to make the syrup, just add 1/3 cup undissolved sugar to the purée in step 2.) You will need 10 (4-oz.) popsicle molds and 10 popsicle sticks for this recipe.

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