A cool and refreshing dessert to lighten up the mood and to settle down those sweet cravings during this scorching summer is surely an ice pop. Weather you are a five year old kid or a 50 something, ice pops have got no prescribed age limit for them. They are such fun!
Good thing is that you can go wildly experimental with them and turn your favorite summer drink, smoothie, fruit lemonades, or a sorbet into these tiny cool lollies. And in case, all you grown ups wanna have some serious fun, go ahead and add a splash of vodka or gin to them and surprise your friends with frozen cocktail pops.
This is a very simple recipe of lime and mint popsicles, which can be used as a base recipe for many such variations. Adjust sugar syrup as per the taste, if you are blending some fruits into them too. This way you could cut down on refined sugar by adding some natural sugar.
1 cup of fresh lime juice
3/4 cup of simple sugar syrup
4 cups of water
1 tbsp lime zest
handful of fresh mint leaves
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
- For the sugar syrup, boil sugar and water for 2-3 minutes on medium, without stirring, until sugar dissolves completely.
- Pour 3/4 cup of sugar syrup in the jar of a liquidizer. Reserve remaining in the fridge for later use.
- Add all the other ingredients in the liquidizer and blend for 2 minutes.
- Strain the liquid through a sieve and pour it into popsicle molds and freeze them overnight or at least for 4 hours.