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pop! goes my summer: sore throat popsicles

I was sick a few weeks back.

Not the usual slow-wind-up kind of sick, where it comes on gradually, and I scramble to fight it off with every tool in my arsenal.

This literally hit me as I sat in a movie theater, feeling fine one moment and then utterly crappy the next.

I slogged through the next few days, when I remembered that I had some of these popsicles in the freezer.

And though I tend to down gallons of hot tea when I’m under the weather, there was something so soothing and lovely about these lemony-herbal pops. And that’s when I came up with this final pop of the season………

Sore Throat Popsicles l

I started with my ginger lemonade recipe, adding some chamomile tea to the mix. But they were still a bit “meh” (I mean, these ARE, after all, popsicles!). And then as luck would have it, the nice folks at Paradise sent me a few containers of their crystallized ginger to try.

Sore Throat Popsicles l


Sore Throat Popsicles l

I’ll be stashing these away as we head into fall and winter – but TBH, they may not last that long…..

Sore Throat Popsicles

2 tablespoons honey (plus more, if needed)
juice from 2 lemons (here’s the best way to juice a lemon!)
2″ piece of ginger, peeled and grated on the large hole side of a box grater (here’s how to store leftover ginger!)
4 chamomile tea bags
20 pieces of candied ginger, or to taste

Whisk honey and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add the grated ginger and tea bags. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over and let steep for 10 minutes. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a spouted cup; let cool to warm and whisk again.

Place one piece of candied ginger into each of your popsicle molds; add the tea to cover. Top with another piece of ginger and fill to the top with the rest of the tea. Freeze till slushy (about 2 hours), add your popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

To release the pops, hold molds briefly under hot water.

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This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

Find more pops on my Pinterest page!

Sore Throat Popsicles l

Note: I was not compensated for this post. Paradise kindly sent me some samples of their crystallized ginger to try; all comments and opinions are – as always – completely my own.

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