Secret Recipe: Indian Summer Popsicles

Secret Recipe: Indian Summer Popsicles

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Take your childhood sweet treats and reinvent them for the coming heatwaves. These Indian summer popsicles are great for any occasion so happy making.

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Fennel Infused Gin & Tonic Popsicles

Serves 6

Ingredients

12 oz Tonic Water

2 oz Gin

¼ cup Lime juice

¼  Fennel bulb, plus leaves

1T Honey

1T Whole Black Peppercorns

1 Pink Grapefruit, sliced

1. Dice the fennel bulb and combine with the gin, let infuse overnight. Save the feathery fennel leaves for adding later.

2. Strain the diced fennel from the gin and mix together with the tonic water and lime juice. Add honey to your preferred sweetness level.

3. Slice the grapefruit into whatever size fit your popsicle molds.

4. Place grapefruit slices, fennel leaves, and peppercorns into molds, then top with the liquid mixture.

5. Attach popsicle sticks and place in the freezer until solid.

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Blackberry Rose Popsicles

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 cups Rose Tea, chilled

1 cup Blackberries

¼ Cup Cacao Nibs

1T Honey

1. Combine the rose tea with honey, to desired sweetness.

2. Place blackberries into molds.

3. Pour tea mixture over the berries and freeze until slushy, about 20 minutes.

4. Remove molds from freezer and add 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs to each popsicle, if done earlier they will sink to the bottom.

5. Attach popsicle sticks and place in the freezer until solid.

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Watermelon Hibiscus

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 cup Watermelon juice, fresh

1 cup Hibiscus Tea, chilled

¼ Cup Lime juice

1T Honey

Assorted edible flowers

1. Mix the watermelon juice, hibiscus tea and lime juice together.

2. Add the tablespoon of honey, or to your preferred sweetness level.

3. Have an edible ikebana moment and arrange the flowers into popsicle molds. Keep in mind that blossoms and petals are yummier than stem heavy flora.

4. Pour the juice mixture over the flowers. If everything floats to the top, remove the blossoms and freeze the molds until slushy and place the blossoms back with a utensil.  

5.  Attach popsicle sticks and place in the freezer until solid.

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Story by Ashley Tarr & Danielle Wallis, photographed by Ashley Tarr, styled by Danielle Wallis — Want more secret recipes? Let us know on Twitter. Let’s make more deliciousness together!

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