Mint Lime Popsicles

Refreshing and soothing, these Mint Lime Popsicles are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, water, fresh organic mint leaves and honey.

Refreshing and soothing, these Lime Popsicles are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, water, fresh organic mint leaves and honey

Homemade fruit popsicles make an easy and refreshing treat to make during the warm summer months.  They’re easy to make and they’re popular with kids and adults alike!

Refreshing and soothing, these Lime Popsicles are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, water, fresh organic mint leaves and honey

Homemade popsicles make a refreshing snack to make during the summer months.  When the warm weather hits, you want to make sure your freezer is packed with healthy frozen treat like these.  These real fruit popsicles not only taste delish, they’re nutritious and hydrating as well.

LIME POPSICLES RECIPE

This is the short list of ingredients needed to make these healthy popsicles.

  • Water
  • Honey
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Fresh mint

VARIATIONS:

If you don’t have honey, or would prefer to make a simple syrup with sugar for this lime popsicle, here’s what you’ll need.

  • Use sugar instead of honey
  • Add 3 (1-inch pieces of lime zest) to make simple syrup

HOW TO MAKE POPSICLES

This homemade popsicle recipe comes together in about 10 minutes, plus freezing time of about 5 hours or longer (depending on your freezer).

  1. Blend water and honey: Combine water and honey.
  2. Lime juice:  Pour in lime juice to honey water.
  3. Mint:  Stir in chopped mint leaves.
  4. Popsicle molds:  Pour the lime juice honey water in the popsicle molds.
  5. Partially freeze:  Freeze popsicles for about30 minutes then insert popsicle sticks.
  6. Freeze:  Return popsicle molds to the freezer and freeze until solid.

VARIATIONS: 

If you prefer to make a simple syrup with sugar instead of using honey, you’ll need to make a simple syrup:

  1. How to Make Simple Syrup
  2. Heat ingredients:  Combine water, sugar and lime zest in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Strain: Strain ingredients using a fine mesh sieve.
  4. Lime Juice: Stir in lime juice with the simple syrup.

FREEZING TIME

Depending on your freezer, it can take anywhere from 4 – 6 hours for the popsicles to freeze solid.  If you have the time to let them sit in the freezer overnight, even better. 

Refreshing and soothing, these Lime Popsicles are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, water, fresh organic mint leaves and honey

BENEFITS OF LIME

  • Rich with vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antibacterial properties (1) 

BENEFITS OF HONEY

  • Rich with antioxidants called polyphenols (which helps to strengthen the immune system)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial properties

BENEFITS OF MINT

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antiviral and antibacterial properties

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Lime Popsicles
Yield: 8 Popsicles

Lime Popsicles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Refreshing and soothing, these Lime Popsicles are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, water, fresh organic mint leaves and honey.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup honey 
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 8 -10 limes)
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped

VARIATIONS:

  • Use 2/3 cup sugar instead of honey
  • Add 3 (1-inch pieces of lime zest) to make simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine the water and honey in a bowl until honey has dissolved.
  2. Pour in lime juice.
  3. Stir in the chopped mint and stir.
  4. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, leaving a little room for the stick (the popsicles will expand a bit as they freeze).
  5. Place the lid on the mold and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the freezer and add the sticks to the popsicles and freeze until solid.
  7. After frozen, let the popsicles sit at room temperature for a few minutes to loosen them up so they can easily be removed from the molds.

Notes

IF USING SUGAR INSTEAD OF HONEY

Put the water, lime zest and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Pour the mixture into a bowl through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the zest with the back of a spoon.

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