Simple & Delicious Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles

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I found these gorgeous Sorrento lemons at Coop the other day. I couldn’t resist buying three, even though they were much pricier than the smaller lemons on offer. I added them to a white ceramic bowl that came with the apartment, which made a pretty “summery” centrepiece.

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Martin doesn’t understand my obsession with flowers and candles and fruit centrepieces, but, to me, they are a relatively cheap and simple way to add something special and pretty to the apartment. As it came furnished, there’s not much room left to add our my own style. I did bring over some framed photographs from the house in London as well as our throw pillows and bed sheets, but all of the larger items were chosen by our landlord.

After a few days on the table, Martin asked me if I had any plans for lemons. I didn’t really, but then I remembered that I had some plastic popsicle molds and decided to search online for a simple lemon popsicle recipe. It didn’t take long to find one that was simple and contained only a few ingredients which I already had in the apartment. The original recipe that I used only contained lemons, but I had a bag of frozen raspberries in the freezer, so added a few of these to each mold to add some extra flavour and colouring.

The recipe makes 6 popsicles, but I only have 4 molds, so I used the leftover juice to make Martin and I a glass of raspberry lemonade. The popsicle mixture is quite sweet so for the drinks I cut it with 50% water, with lots of ice and frozen raspberries. Martin approved. We tried the popsicles last night and they were really delicious and refreshing. The recipe contains a lot of sugar, so they’re not something I’ll make on a regular basis, maybe just when I have some centrepieces to use up.

xx BHF

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{recipe after the jump}

 

Simple & Delicious Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles
~ Makes 6 Popsicles ~

Original Recipe found HERE

Ingredients:

  • 350g/13 ounces water
  • 225g/1 cup sugar
  • zest from two lemons
  • 240g/1 cup & 1 tbsp. lemon juice (4-5 lemons
  • 18 raspberries (frozen or fresh)

Instructions:

  1. Zest two lemons.
  2. Combine sugar, water and lemon zest in a pan and heat over medium heat mix until sugar is dissolved. Continue heating until the mixture boils. Turn off heat and allow to cool. 
  3. Using a citrus reamer or juicer extract the juice from the lemons.
  4. Combine lemon juice with cooled sugar, water & zest mixture.
  5. Run mixture through a sieve to remove zest and lemon pulp and seeds.
  6. Place 3 strawberries in each popsicle mold (they will float to the top when you add the liquid mixture).
  7. Using a cup with a pour spout fill popsicle molds about an 1/8″ from the top. Add popsicle sticks or caps.
  8. Place in freezer upright for six hours.

Thank you for your feedback! xx BHF

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