Ginger, Hibiscus and Minty Watermelon Popsicles.
I mean seriously, the flavor is awesome, but the color is totally insane.
Servings: 8 POPSICLES
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 inch fresh ginger peeled + finely chopped or grated for more flavor
- 1/4 cup honey add 1-2 tablespoons more for a sweeter pop
- 1/4 cup fresh mint you can also use basil
- 4-5 cups fresh watermelon
- the juice of 1 lemon
Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Remove from the heat and add the hibiscus flowers, ginger, honey and mint leaves. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a blender and discard the used hibiscus flowers, ginger and mint.
To the blender, add the the watermelon and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer/sieve or into a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze out all the juice and discard the watermelon pulp.
Pour the mixture among 8 popsicle molds. Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and insert popsicle sticks. Return to the freezer and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. To remove the popsicles run the mold under hot water for 10 seconds and then pull the popsicles out of the molds. Store in the freezer.
*I buy my dried hibiscus from Amazon.
Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 117mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.7mg