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.
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.
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.
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.
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 juice (fresh or bottled)
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.
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!)