Lavender & Lime Popsicles

Snacks | June 24, 2014 | By

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But when Trader Joe’s runs out of lemons and offers you limes, you’ve got to improvise.

For the last few weeks, LA’s been bright, sunny and in the mid-80s, providing a lot of opportunities to play outside and leaving me with quite a lovely farmer’s tan and a craving for homemade popsicles. Making popsicles is one of those things that takes me back to my childhood. Nothing can really compare to the excitement I used to get from opening up a box of Hi-C, carefully pouring the juice into the mold and impatiently waiting for the popsicles to take shape. So when I saw these popsicle molds last weekend at the Daiso near my brother’s place, I knew this was my chance to relive my childhood. (Daiso is a Japanese chain where you can find almost anything–mostly things you don’t need but want anyways–for only $1.50).

Rather than revert to the orange flavored, processed drink of my youth (though Marta just jokingly stated, “it’s full of vitamin C!”), I decided to make a healthy and guilt-free version instead. Marta recently came home with a beautiful bundle of cooking lavender that I promptly started imagining up recipes for. And, what better way to put it to use than in a lavender and lime popsicle?

Cheers!

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Lavender & Lime Popsicles

6 Limes

6 Cups of Water

1 Cup of Sugar

1/4 Cup of Cooking Lavender, rinsed and chopped

Popsicle Form

Directions

Squeeze limes into a large pitcher, making sure to remove any seeds. Mix in water, sugar and lavender until sugar completely dissolves. Pour liquid into popsicle forms and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Makes 4-6 servings.

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    Claire Webb
    June 24, 2014

    Beautiful Cathy! I’m thinking this would also be a delightful summer cocktail with a little bit of vodka :)

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      Cathy
      June 24, 2014

      Thanks Claire! :) I might just do that with the little bit we have left. :)

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    Lori
    June 24, 2014

    I’m do intrigued by the idea of cooking with lavender! These sounds lovely Cathy!

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