summer = popsicles! and what better way to kick off than LIMEADE pops???
So life handed me a lot of limes recently.
Like, a lot a lot:
(not shown: so many more limes)
And since I have a habit of buying way more than I need I found myself with an excess. Good thing I love lime AND that summer was coming!
I realized too late that a mint version would be fabulous, and have included details for making a mint simple syrup below.
Can you believe this is my SEVENTH summer of popsicles? I’ve created over 80 recipes (not including pops I’ve done for other sites) over the years and it has been so much fun.
Here’s the thing though – I’m running out of ideas you guys. I’ve got a few to share with you over the next few weeks but I could use your help! What popsicles would you like to see? And don’t hold back – the crazier the better! Remember, this is the same gal who’s made Fluffernutter pops, cannoli pops and carrot cake pops. So hit me!
In the mean time, enjoy these lovely limeade pops – it’s gonna be a hot one today!
inspired by Fat Cardinal Provisions
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup lime juice (you’ll need between 8 and 12 limes)
Make a simple syrup: bring sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil in a small sauce pan, stirring till sugar is dissolved. Let boil for one minute, then remove from heat to let cool completely (see below for a mint syrup option).
Combine the lime juice, simple syrup and 4 cups of water in a medium bowl; stir to blend well. Ladle into a measuring cup and fill your popsicle molds. Freeze till slushy (1 – 2 hours), insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
Remove pops from molds by running briefly under hot water; transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet to re-set for a bit; keep frozen till ready to serve.
Mint syrup: add 1 cup mint leaves to the sugar and water and make the simple syrup as directed. Pour through a strainer into a bowl or measuring cup, pressing hard on the solids to extract all of the syrup (discard the solids). Cool completely.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
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