Herb and Fruit Popsicles
There’s a popsicle company here in Atlanta called King of Pops who creates all sorts of fun flavors from mixed juices and fruit purees. My favorite pops from his stand are the ones that combine seasonal herbs and unusual spices with juice to give the pop some….pop! Here are a few herb and juice combo ideas to get you going:
- grapefruit with mint or basil
- lemonade with basil or lavender
- orange, peach, or mango with minced ginger
- pineapple and mango with a teensy bit of hot pepper (the one pictured above is pineapple habanero)
A tip for making pops with herbs: To keep herbs from settling at the bottom, make these in stages. First, mix the herbs and juice, stirring well, and fill your popsicle molds 1/3 of the way. Freeze completely, then fill 1/3 more. Freeze again, top them off, then freeze one last time. It’s a bit time-consuming this way, but that will prevent all of the herbs from sinking to the bottom.
Image Credit: Photo by Becky Striepe