It’s almost the end of Summer and yet I’m now posting about these awesome popsicles that I made more than a month ago. I was severely distracted and just forgot about them. The pictures were taken, edited and waiting to be published but it was not until I visited Chef and Steward’s blog and read a post on passion fruit popsicles did I remember that I had this post waiting in blog post purgatory.
And it’s not that I don’t like popsicles…who doesn’t? As children we’ve all grown up sucking on some icy concoction to help beat the summer heat. Our version of popsicles is Icicles and flutie and that is what I grew up on living in Guyana. Icicles were frozen in a long, skinny plastic bag and flutie was made with the same ingredients but poured into a pan and cut into squares once frozen.
Always made with fresh fruit, these were tasty and never too sweet. While I did not juice an entire pineapple, I did use 100% pineapple juice and fresh lime juice. Honestly I didn’t have the time or the will to juice an entire pineapple so I used the next best thing…fresh juice.
Let me just say that I really enjoyed these. It was absolutely refreshing and the fresh lime juice and lime zest added a bit of acidity which made it all the better. Yeah…whoever invented popsicles, ice pops, flutie or icicles knew what they were doing. So while the days are still warm, I urge you to make a batch of these, its pure awesomeness on a stick!
Pineapple Lime Popsicles
3 cups fresh pineapple juice
juice of 2 limes
zest of 2 limes
2/3 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of water
Make a simple syrup by placing water and sugar in a small pot and heat until sugar has dissolved; remove from heat and allow to cool. Next in a large pitcher add pineapple juice, lime juice, lime zest and simple syrup and mix well to combine. Pour into Popsicle molds then freeze. To remove popsicles from mold, let the mold sit at room temperature for a few minutes or place the mold in warm water for about 30 seconds then enjoy!