Home-made popsicles seem to be a trend these days, there are so many great recipes out there for making your own popsicles, which I really love. It’s fresh, healthy and great alternative to buying popsicles that are filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. And it can be a fun activity to do with the kids.
All you need is a popsicle mold; I use this one from Amazon - Xmifer BBM01 popsicle.
If you don't have a mold, you can certainly make popsicles by using either ice cube tray, or paper cups and follow the same instructions.
From that perspective, I thought of turning this delicious lemon mint juice into popsicles. Lemon mint juice is so popular in Palestine, and very refreshing during the hot summer days.
My son Faris loves lemon mint juice and he so much love just to eat ice, he can crunch on ice like it’s candy, when he was about a year old and we’d go to a restaurant he used to climb on the table and get his hands inside the glasses filled with water and ice just to get the ice and crunch on it, he’s 5 years now and still does the same lol. So he really loves these popsicles.
Also, since keto diet has been so popular lately, this can work as a perfect snack for those following this diet, make sure to use stevia, which is a natural sweetener and has 0 calories. I highly recommend using the liquid portion of stevia versus the powder, as with the powder when using extra it makes the tastes more bitter, but with the liquid it stays sweet.
So here is how to make lemon mint popsicles:
First we start by making the juice, the popsicle mold I have makes about 10 popsicles, so the quantity here is for that amoun
t. If one prefers to make juice only this should work as well, just make sure to switch part of the water into ice, it’ll taste better cold.
I start by squeezing about 3-4 fresh lemons, I like to use the pulp in addition to the juice, just make sure no seeds included. Place the juice with the pulp in the blender, use about a handful of fresh mint after washed well and stems out, then add water add sweetener, you can use regular sugar, or to be more on the heathy side use honey or for no calories use few drops of stevia. Blend everything well together. Adjust sweetener based on your own taste, some like it too sweet some like it less. I’d start by adding a small portion first.
Pour into mold, then place the popsicle stick and freeze up to 4 hours. To remove the popsicles from the mold, run the mold under hot water for about 15 seconds and gently tug on the popsicle stick.
Here is how to make lemon mint popsicles in more details:Print
- ½ a cup of fresh lemon juice with pulp
- 4 cups of water
- ½ a cup of fresh mint leaves
- Sugar, stevia or honey (adjust to taste)
- Squeeze lemons and use pulp after taking seeds out.
- Place lemon juice, pulp, mint leaves and sweetener in a blender. Blend everything well together.
- Pour juice into popsicle mold.
- Insert popsicle sticks and place in the freezer for up to 4 hours.