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I recently partnered with Cost Plus Word Market to create a Summery popsicle recipe perfect for these hot afternoons!
I spent many a Summer afternoon out on our family’s back deck with my siblings, playing with our puppy while licking dripping popsicles. My mother would provide us with seemingly endless frozen sticks as long as we would keep our grassy feet and sticky hands outside for a couple hours.
My sister and I would always give our little brother all the orange and purple popsicles because nobody else liked those but our mom would not buy a new box until we had emptied the last one. Thankfully four-year-olds are really compliant when it comes to frozen sugar.
On a side note, he would "share" his popsicles with our dog. Hmm. Apparently she did not mind orange either.
While I would still happily unwrap one of the classically American “Rocket Pops,” we are grown-ups now and we can be a little fancy.
These popsicles are embarrassingly easy to make, especially if you have a food processor.
Mango juice, lime juice, and a hearty handful of fresh mint go into the food processor and are pulsed until the mint is finely chopped.
This Belvoir Fruit Farms Ginger Cordial adds an unexpected kick to the sweetness of the mango and fresh mint.
Though my tastes may have matured over the years, my patience has not. The hours of waiting for the pops to freeze are still agonizing.
In the past, making popsicles at home has been a challenge. After waiting four to five hours for my creations to freeze, I was always so disheartened when they would not come out of the molds. I have to say that this mold was pretty painless! And I love the classic, rounded shape, I am not into those square popsicles.
These popsicles are so refreshing and unexpected. I am loving the combination of fruity mango, herbaceous mint, and spicy ginger on these hot June afternoons.
Now I am dying to make everything into popsicles. I'm thinking a watermelon-strawberry-lime number may need to happen soon...
A freezer full of popsicles and not a single orange to worry about. Adulthood seems pretty nice at the moment.
Many thanks to Cost Plus World Market for sponsoring this post! I really enjoy working with brands that I truly love, and their support helps me keep this site going. As always, all opinions are completely my own.
Mango & Mint Ginger Pops
makes about 14 popsicles
- 4 cans Philippine Mango Juice (8.4 oz each)
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh mint, packed tightly
- 1 cup Belvoir Fruit Farms Ginger Cordial
- popsicle sticks
In the work bowl of your food processor, combine lime juice, one can of the mango juice, and the fresh mint. Pulse until the mint is finely chopped. Then, transfer the mixture to a large measuring cup or pitcher and stir in the ginger cordial and the remaining mango juice.
Distribute the mixture evenly amongst your popsicle molds and cover with the lids. Freeze for about one hour, then put the popsicle sticks in place and freeze for an additional 3-4 hours.
When the popsicles are solid, fill your sink with about 4-inches of warm water. Place the popsicle mold in the water for 20-30 seconds, then remove the popsicles from the mold.
For long term storage, wrap each popsicle individually in parchment paper and place in zip-top bags. Or you can just eat them now because Summer is short and these are delicious. Enjoy!