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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

meyer lemon popsicles

summer is right around the corner, and that means that prime popsicle season is nearly upon us.  popsicles are such a refreshing treat in the warm weather, but i'm not a fan of all of the mystery ingredients that come in store-bought popsicles.

so, what better way to cool down when it's hot outside, than with homemade popsicles?

recently, we made meyer lemon popsicles.

there are only three simple ingredients in these popsicles: water, sugar, and meyer lemons.  no mystery ingredients.  no ingredients that you cannot pronounce or spell.  just three natural ingredients, that's all.  how can you beat that?

if you aren't familiar with meyer lemons, they are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange.  they have a sweeter taste than traditional lemons, and they have a slight orange color to them.

they are perfect for lemonade . . . or in this case, popsicles!

these popsicles have the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  they are so good and so refreshing.  just like frozen lemonade.

to make our popsicles, we used this popsicle mold.  it is super easy to use, and it makes six large popsicles.

really, the hardest part is just waiting for them to freeze!

go ahead and make a batch of meyer lemon popicles for yourself and for someone you love.  you'll be glad you did!

. . .

meyer lemon popsicles
prep time: 10-15 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes
freezing time: at least 4 hours
yields: 6 large popsicles

1 3/4 cups water
2/3 cup granulated sugar
6-7 meyer lemons

in a sauce pan, bring the water to a boil.  remove the water from the heat and stir the granulated sugar into the hot water.  stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.  set the sugar-water mixture aside to cool.

meanwhile, juice the meyer lemons.  (you should have approximately 3/4 cup of juice.)  add the juice to the sugar-water mixture and stir to combine.  (optional: add 1-2 teaspoons of grated meyer lemon zest to the mixture.)  pour the mixture into popsicle molds and allow the popsicles to freeze for at least 4 hours, or until they are completely frozen.

love, laurie


Anonymous said...

These sound delicious, Laurie :) Especially for the summer, when it's too hot for heavier foods like ice cream and such.

Mom H. said...

Again I say that I love the kitty photo! I seriously think you should work for a magazine; your photos are great!