Lime Mint Sorbet Popsicles
The first time I made these for family and friends, they went crazy over these lollipop sized bursts of juiciness. It’s tangy, refreshing and minty with a tinge of savory. It’s summer dessert perfection and a respite from any warm day. It’s so good you’re going to want to make it all year round. This recipe is perfect for kids and adults but you can always make it for adults only by substituting part of the water with your favorite alcohol like a clean vodka. If you’re not familiar with the Zoku Pop Makers that I love using for popsicles, I urge you to check it out. Please note that the amount in this recipe is for 9 mini pops, roughly equivalent to 1 1/2 medium sized popsicles so if you want to make more regular sized popsicles, do adjust accordingly.
Makes 9 Mini Pops (~ equal to about 1 1/2 medium sized popsicles)
3/4 cup cold water + 2 tablespoons warm water
2 tablespoons honey (substitute regular sugar)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
1 small pinch of sea salt
In a small bowl, whisk together the warm water and the honey until thoroughly dissolved. If you’re using sugar, you can skip the warm water and move on to the next step. Pour into a blender or food processor along with the cold water, fresh lime juice, sea salt and fresh mint leaves. Blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicles molds and freeze for at least 3 hours if using Zoku Mini Pop Molds or 6 hours if using regular popsicle molds.
Note: As a fancier alternative, you can reserve the sea salt for garnish instead of blending directly in the pop. Right before you serve the pops, dip the top edge of them lightly into course sea salt. The saltiness adds an amazing layer of flavor, like a salt-rim on margaritas.