Jun 29, 2013 - Dessert, Frozen Treats    1 Comment

Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Popsicles

I bought myself a new popsicle mold a few weeks ago, and I have to say I’m a bit obsessed. I decided that the little one that makes 4 is just too darn small, so I ordered this bad boy and had a little happy fit at work when it arrived. Not only are the popsicles bigger, but I can make 10 popsicles.

10!

That’s a lot of popsicles.

But in the time that I’ve been using it I’ve noticed that I never seem to quite fill all of the molds. I’m usually off by 2-3 molds, but that works for me since I can make a whole ton of filling and just see how far it gets me.

Fresh Grapefruits For Popsicle Making


So I’ve had a bunch of grapefruits rolling around in the back of the fridge and decided they must become popsicles. It was a toss up between popsicles and hope made gummy bears, but with the hot weather coming I figured popsicles would be a better bet. Gummy bears to come later.

Juiced Grapefruits

I did these the easiest way possible. Juice, add minute amounts of sugar syrup and freeze. I really need to start being more adventurous with my popsicle making, just straight fruit is not as much fun as some of the other ones I’ve spied online.

Grapefruit Popsicles Freezing

I didn’t add much sugar syrup (maybe a tablespoon) to the mix since I like the sour bite of grapefruit, but my husband gave me a sour face after a few licks of my pop. He’s just not all that in to grapefruit. I have to say they are very refreshing though and I feel very non-guilty when I eat them.

I’m thinking I need to add some different fruit to the grapefruit next time, they’re a bit on acidic side and maybe some strawberries would be delicious with it!

Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Popsicles:

Grapefruit juice (fresh or bottled)
Sugar Syrup

Sweeten to taste the grapefruit juice and pour into molds. Add a popsicle stick 1 hour into freezing so the frozen outsides can hold on to the stick. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Sugar Syrup:

1 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar

In a medium sauce pan add the sugar and water. Heat over medium-high heat until all the sugar is dissolved. Let cool and pour into a glass jar or other container. Store in the fridge until needed. (Also works great for Margaritas!)

1 Comment

  • mmm can you imagine some ginger and just a pinch of mint in these popsicles? mmmmm

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