In the summer months I tend to seek out the tart flavors of lemonade and limeaide. I love the sweet rush over the tongue followed by the sour mouth pucker that those types of drinks offer. So naturally when I was brainstorming popsicle recipes to share here on Beard and Bonnet I knew that turning one of my favorite summer drinks into a frozen treat was the way to go. I couldn’t decide on which flavor I would like best turned into a pop so I created a little dessert/drink fusion and made lemon & limeaide popsicles!
I have made these pops a few times now and although the lime wheel inside is fun & pretty, it is just for looks so you can totally leave it out. My 3 year old wasn’t sure how to navigate my choice of popsicle garnishes which led to some pretty silly faces when he bit into it.Print
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 4–5 mint leaves
- zest of 1 lemon
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 4 lemons
- juice of 4 limes
- 1 cup coconut water
- In a small saucepan combine the water and sugar over med-high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat add the mint leaves and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Once the simple syrup has cooled remove the mint leaves and combine the syrup, zest, juice of limes and lemons, and the coconut water. Stir well to combine then pour the mixture into popsicle molds, insert wooden sticks, and let freeze for 6-8 hours until solid.