The official season of popsicles (that’d be summer) arrives in less than two weeks. Are you armed with enough popsicle molds and sticks to get with the program? The molds are easy to locate—drugstores and markets usually sell them (cheaply) in their seasonal section this time of year. They’re so very simple to make, and I think you’ll find that they’re 100% better than anything you’d buy in the store too. This simple popsicle recipe takes the popular refreshing beverage—Cherry Limeade—and turns it into a frozen sweet treat.
Cherry- Limeade Popsicles:
- 1⅓ cups water
- ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
- ⅓ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 5 limes)
- 1 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
- 6 popsicle molds/sticks
In a small saucepan, heat the water to almost boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Keep stirring until dissolved.
Let cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a pourable measuring cup or small pitcher. Stir in the lime and maraschino cherry juices.
Divide the mixture between 6 popsicle molds. Add popsicle sticks and freeze until solid (at least 3 hours). Just before serving, briefly run molds under hot water to release the popsicles.
Change things up in this recipe by creating a lemonade-themed popsicle instead. Substitute lemon for lime, and add in orange juice instead of cherry.
About the Author
Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who founded RecipeGirl.com in 2006. The Recipe Girl Cookbook is in stores now; you can watch a trailer for it here. Her 11-year-old son Brooks has his own blog at RecipeBoy.com.