Raspberry Mojito Popsicles with Coconut Water

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When we first decided to do a popsicle recipe for the newsletter we thought about coming up with a really healthy recipe…and then we changed our minds. Please don’t take this as medical advice. These popsicles are just for fun.

We originally wanted to make lime mojito popsicles. As you may know, alcohol doesn’t freeze well. After making the first test batch, I came to the realization that honey doesn’t freeze well, either. These popsicles are now made with a simple syrup that uses organic sugar. For the second (and final) batch, I used my simple syrup but since it was made with dark sugar, it left the popsicles looking a bit sludgey. So I added the raspberries to brighten them up a bit. I also switched from regular water to coconut water so these popsicles pack an extra electrolyte punch. I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe!

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Ingredients:

2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup lime juice
1/3 cup organic sugar
1/3 cup water
15-20 mint leaves
1/3 cup white rum
2/3 cup smashed raspberries

Instructions: 

  1. In a small saucepan, mix the sugar and water. Bring to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Cool
  2. Place everything but the raspberries in your blender and mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into your popsicle mold, leaving a bit of room for the raspberries.
  4. Place the raspberries in a small bowl and smoosh them up a bit. Carefully spoon the raspberries evenly between the popsicles.
  5. Place in the freezer and wait a few hours.
  6. Enjoy!

 

NOjito Mini Pops

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These popsicles are the rum-free version of the Mojitos. They’re a bit sour and are great for kids and anyone else who would prefer to avoid alcohol. I’ve used honey instead of sugar because they will have no trouble freezing since there is not rum in the recipe. You can use any popsicle mold for these. The mold we use in our house is the Zoku Mini Pop. It is made of silicone and is just the perfect size for tiny hands.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 cup honey
5 mint leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped or muddled berries

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Instructions:

  1. Place everything but the raspberries in your blender and mix well.
  2. Pour mixture into your popsicle mold, leaving a bit of room for the raspberries.
  3. Place the raspberries in a small bowl and smoosh them up a bit. Carefully spoon the raspberries evenly between the popsicles.
  4. Place in the freezer and wait a few hours.
  5. Enjoy!

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