I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I don’t know, should I have a Popsicle or a doughnut?’ You know, who knows?” — Oscar Nunez
Try these fruit ice pops with a mojito flair
This is a perfect hot weather party treat. It’s healthy enough for kids, tasty enough for adults and who could say “no” to a frozen pop? And these cool treats are easy to make in an endless variety of fruit flavors.
Sparkling water and fresh mint give them a sophisticated “mojito” flair. What’s not to like? Plus, there’s no waiting for a street vendor or ice cream truck to pass by.
Frozen Fruit pops
20 ice pop molds
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2⁄3 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups sparkling water
2 (10-ounce) bags frozen fruit pieces (your choice)
Measure the sugar into a food processor. Add the mint and pulse until finely chopped. Add the lime juice and sparkling water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Divide the frozen fruit pieces among the ice pop molds and then fill with the lime mixture leaving about a ¼ inch-space for expansion.
Secure the lids and insert the sticks through the holes, making sure they’re straight and that about 2 inches remain exposed. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove from molds by squeezing the sides or running warm water over them.