Last week’s round-up was just a little teaser for these super-fresh, vanilla bean flecked, minted, lemonade pops. I mean, it’s no secret that I love a good ice pop and with warm weather just around the corner, it’s totally time for some new frozen concoctions!
These pops combine fragrant vanilla bean and herbal mint with tart lemonade. It’s a sweet, tart, fresh, trifecta that’s just so dang refreshing. I have plans to stock my freezer with these pops, and some to-be-determined flavors, as the temperatures rise since heat makes me grouchy and popsicles make me happy. Plus, I learned I can bring my own popsicles to the hospital when I deliver this kidlette in the midst of the summer–so, I’m just thinking ahead.
Vanilla-Mint Lemonade Pops
Makes about 10 ice pops.
Depending on your mold, you may have more or less liquid than you need. If you have extra, just drink it over ice…it is lemonade, after all!
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1 vanilla bean, scraped
zest of 1 lemon
3 1/3 cups water, divided
1/2 cup lemon juice
In a food processor, blend together the sugar, mint leaves, scraped vanilla bean seeds (save the pod for another purpose), and lemon zest, pulse until mint is finely chopped. Pour the sugar into a saucepan and add 1/3 cup of the water. Heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining water and the lemon juice to the syrup and stir to combine. Divide the lemonade mixture between popsicle molds and place the pops in the freezer for 1-1 1/2 hours before inserting wooden sticks. Continue to freeze for several hours, until solid. [/recipe]
Mmmmmmm these look amazing! The weather has finallllyyyy started to warm up here, and pregnancy is making me want nothing more than popsicles, granita, slushies… everything of this nature! Can’t wait to try!
Bring on the pops!! 🙂
These look awesome and I just got a mold, so I cannot what to start freezing my own!
Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion
These look so refreshing… lady you are my go to for ice pops!
These look perfect! Love vanilla + lemon.
Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen
Love these! They look so refreshing and summery!
I can’t wait to try these, Cindy! They look and sound delicious. Such a pretty way to present them.
ohhh vanilla mint and lemon… that is perfect for summer..
These sound like the most refreshing popsicles ever! I might have to make up a huge batch of this lemonade and just drink it all down. And then a second batch for freezing!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
These ice pops look like their having a spa day!! lol and I love the flavour!
Sarah | The Sugar Hit
I love where your head is at. I’m pretty sure if I ever have a littleun’ I’m going to be focused on making sure I have popsicles to bring to hospital too! (I’m sure you’re thinking of other things also, but it’s still awesome)
Hahaha! I love that you can bring popsicles to the hospital. Filing that under “things you don’t know until you’re pregnant” This flavor combo is so elegant and refreshing, Cindy!
Amy | Club Narwhal
Um, YES PLEASE!!!!! These look SO refreshing. I especially love the flavor combo–talk about awesome!
Samina | The Cupcake Confession
These cannot get anymore refreshing!!!!!!!!! They look therapeutic I wonder how deliciously stress relieving these will be when I actually taste them since the temperatures here have reached over 35 degrees C and I’m quite literally getting baked during day time! This is JUST what I need!
Beautiful photography!! Awesome looking!
These are so pretty! I just lost my (unused) mold, so I definitely need to buy a new one!
I have been so inspired by all the yummy Popsicle lately! These are no exception!
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
These pops are too fun! I love the styling too! Beautiful 🙂
This looks like my kind of popsicle! Perfect for the upcoming hot weather! Pinned!
These look yummy and we have all the ingredients in the house already! We might have to make these tomorrow!
even tho the 4th is over . . .I will definitely be making these this summer!!! they look amazing!!! and I LOVE the glasses too you posted in the picture – where did you buy them? they are equally as lovely : ) thanks for the post!!
I found the glasses at Home Goods. Thanks, Laura!