It’s been sweltering out. When the temperature rises like this there is only one thing to do, bring out the popsicles! You can indulge in your ice cream truck variety of mouth staining pops, or like infused water, go the healthier fresh fruit route. Fruit popsicles are amazing because they take very little prep, which means more time for fun.
These 3 recipes are perfect for summer–so refreshing and pretty! Each one makes six popsicles.
Lavender and Lemonade
4 lemons juiced
1/4 cup of honey
3 tablespoons of lavender
4 cups water
Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan and boil for 5-8 minutes depending on how strong you want the lavender taste to be. Some of the liquid will boil down which is why you want 4 cups of water. Then let cool, strain the lavender pieces or leave them in for more texture and color, and pour into your popsicle molds. The flavor is a taste of tangy floral bliss.
Watermelon and Lime
1/2 of small seedless watermelon
1 1/2 limes juiced
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups of water
Boil the lime juice with half a cup of water and honey. Then blend together the watermelon chunks and rest of the water. A Nutribullet works wonderfully for this process. Combine the two mixtures and pour into molds. I love this one because it’s a crisp and cool combination. The lime gives it a zing, but with very little honey and no sugar, you’re experiencing all natural sweetness.
Peach and Blueberry
2 cups chopped peaches
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of honey
few handfuls of blueberries
Blend peaches, water and honey together. Start pouring some blueberries into each mold. Then fill up with peach mix and drop a few more in depending on how much color contrast and diversity you want. Freeze and enjoy! While this recipe has a mostly sweet peach flavor, I love how quick it is and how the frozen blueberries within deliver a chunky taste twist.
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