Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Berry Creamsicles

Berries and Cream, Berries and Cream! I'm a little lass who loves Berries and Cream!
Are you easily influenced by Mass Marketing? I don't know if I am easily influenced, but I definitely remember an awful lot of commercials.  Not only that, when the tagline or slogan fits my current situation, I feel compelled (as if by the ghost of Don Draper himself) to repeat the slogan.  

Nearly always, this habit confuses other parties, but I have met a few kindred spirits. Maybe new acquaintances, maybe lifelong friends, but in either case we share a connection.  We remember that we were mass marketed to in the same way.  We remember the way that commercials and products and high fructose corn syrup shaped our childhoods. "Feed the Rush, Do the Dew, Weird, but Good., Give me a break, Two for me, None for you."

These were the phrases of my childhood.

Now, I am going to remind you of another phrase.  A short lived phrase, and one that I think came out late in my high school years. "Berries and Cream, Berries and Cream, I'm a little lad who loves Berries and Creeeeeeam!" Does anybody remember that tagline? What about that product? 

Anybody, Bueller? Bueller?

Well, it was Starburst.  Berries and Cream Starburst to be exact. Here's the full commercial for your viewing pleasure. And a visual reminder for those that won't click the link.

Creepy Starburst guy.  You are welcome.
Why am I reminding you of the ridiculous marketing that shaped my adolescence? Only because every time I eat berries and cream (or any variation thereof), I do the dance.  The whole dance, and the slogan.

So you can imagine that while I was whipping these Berry Creamsicles up, I was dancing in the kitchen like a ridiculous court jester the whole time.

Really, these Berry Creamsicles deserve a little jig all their own.  The sweet frozen berries combined with light, fluffy frozen cream in one dessert? What's not to love?  It's my favorite parts of strawberry shortcake, or angel food cake, or fruit pie frozen into one lovely desert, a berry creamsicle.  The perfect fusion between popsicle and ice cream.

It really is ridiculously easy to make, and even easier to eat.  Make them today, and you will not be disappointed.

Also, if you are a kindred spirit let me know in the comment section, and give me that slogan that's always running through your head.

If you aren't a kindred spirit, I still want to hear from you, but don't feel the obligation to make up a slogan just to be like the cool kids.  We really aren't the cool kids at all, just the kids who watched a little too much TV, or paid too much attention to the commercials.

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Berry Creamsicles
This delicious popsicle is a frozen riff on the classic desert, berries and cream
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Pound Strawberries- Diced
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Pint Blackberries
1. Whip cream and 1 Tablespoon sugar until it has formed stiff peaks. Store in fridge.2. Combine berries, sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Cook on low heat until you have a heavy syrup (approximately 10 minutes)3. Allow berry syrup (with fresh berry chunks) to cool in freezer for ten minutes or in fridge for up to a day.4. Fill popsicle molds about 1/3 full with berries and berry syrup only.5. Fold remaining berries and syrup into whipped cream.6. Fill the rest of the mold with the cream mixture, insert sticks and freeze at least 8 hours7. To remove creamsicles, run mold under hot water (this is more effective for these than the hot water bath method).8. You can refreeze these wrapped in wax paper or re-inserted to mold as desired.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 Pops


  1. I am pretty sure we re-enacted that commercial more than a few times in Poteat! I can literally see and hear you singing "Berries and Cream!" :-)

    1. I am so thankful that somebody else remembers this! I am pretty sure we enacted it too. Good memories :)