lavender-basil limeade popsicles!

posted on: July 14, 2010


i made these popsicles on a whim yesterday and really liked them! they're simple, sweet, and tart. i would have loved to use mint but we had bushels of basil so i thought it'd be fun to mix it up a bit. this recipe would be perfect as a drink too! enjoy!  

ingredients/directions:

{limeade}
4-6 large limes
1 cup sugar 
4 cups water, divided
in a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of water with sugar, stirring until crystals are dissolved. 
combine sugar-water, lime juice and the rest of the water in a large pitcher. add more sugar or water, depending on desired sweetness/tartness.


{lavender simple syrup}
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of culinary lavender
bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. remove from heat and and add lavender. let lavender steep for at least 30 minutes. remove lavender buds and chill in the refrigerator until ready to make popsicles!


{popsicles}
fill popsicle molds with limeade leaving room for desired amount of lavender simple syrup. add simple syrup (i used 2-3 tablespoons!) and chopped basil (or mint)--the herbs will float to the top of the mold (the base of the popsicle) which makes for an aesthetically pleasing accent of green to each pop! it also makes for a surprising and tasteful end to your frozen treat! 

11 comments:

  1. you and your Popsicles, girl!
    they always look so yummy.
    i'm easily intimidated by anything that has to do with ingredients (baking, cooking, etc.) - but you always inspire me to take the leap.
    i'm still wanting to make those orange-cinnamon ones you posted weeks ago.
    mmmm.

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  2. sounds lovely. Might make them this weekend :)

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  3. Yes, I WILL be making these this weekend. Yummmmm!

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  4. Those sound amazing! I should suggest this flavor combo to our local gourmet popsicle store, it would be right up their alley! http://www.locopops.org/

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  5. Wow, what an innovative flavor!

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  6. woah woah woah woah yummmm.... i've been looking for something to do with my basil plant i got from TJ's a while back (other than caprese sandwiches which are delish, don't get me wrong)... and i think this might be it! so excited!!!

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  7. wow, you are soo creative with your flavors!! i just had a pineapple cilantro sorbet today, totally reminds me of this popsicle hehe!! your making me want to eat (or make) popsicles right now... but i need to sleep haha!

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  8. oh wow! this sounds amazing. how do you add the lavender? perfect treat for a hot day ;)

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  9. I thought Lavender was a color... I art u Jenn!

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