Strawberry-Mint Popsicle

This post was inspired by my friend April. She made some healthy yogurt popsicles which inspired me to make my own version. I didn't use yogurt, though, because I prefer smoothie-type popsicles. Yeah. I'm weird that way. ;-)

I also snipped some fresh mint from my garden to give this popsicle a kick. Minty and cool just seems like a great combo to me. Don't worry, though - I don't eat toothpaste! Haha.

Kidding aside, I love having these popsicles on hot summer days. Very refreshing and delish! Easy as pie, too! 

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 tablespoons simple syrup
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

What to do: 

Put everything in a mixer. Blend until smooth. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. Enjoy!

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks: 

1. Experiment with different fruits - blueberries, raspberries, mango... the possibilities are endless!
2. To make simple syrup, just boil an equal ratio of sugar and water (I usually do a cup of water + a cup of sugar, then store it for future use).
3. Too strong mint flavor for you? Reduce the amount of mint to 1/2 tablespoon.


peachkins said...

WOW!! ang sarap!

J said...

@Peach: Very refreshing, especially since summer ngayon dito.

Anonymous said...

I have mint and lemon in my backyard. Just got back from the commissary and bought blueberries, mango, cherries, and watermelon. I have 4 molds I bought long time ago. Now you gave me an idea to use them. Thel from Florida

J said...

@Thel: Yes, healthy na, masarap pa!

Gio of The Hungry Giant said...

Strawberries and lemon juice -- now my mouth is watering! :D

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