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Strawberry Hibiscus Ice Pops

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frozen treat, hibiscus popsicle, ice pop, popsicle, strawberry hibiscus popsicle, strawberry popsicle, summer recipe
Servings 8 popsicles
Author Lokness

Ingredients

Hibiscus tea:

  • ¼ cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Simple syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar

Strawberry juice:

  • 2 cups strawberries (rinsed, hulled, and halved)
  • 1 cup cold drinking water
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup

Instructions

  • For the tea, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the flowers, water, and sugar. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let it steep for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the simple syrup. In another small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a simmer and the sugar has melted. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Back to the tea, strain the tea through a fine mesh sieve into a glass bowl. Discard the flowers. Let the tea cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.
  • For the juice, in a blender, combine the strawberries, cold water and ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons syrup. Blend until smooth. Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve to a medium bowl. Discard the seed. Combine the juice and tea. Taste and adjust with more simple syrup if needed.
  • Fill the popsicle molds with the strawberry mixture. If using molds that contain sticks or hold wooden ones in place, put on lids and freeze. If using open cup molds, freeze until beginning to set, about 1½ hours, then insert the sticks and put back in freezer.
  • After about 8 hours, popsicles are ready. If the popsicles are stuck in the molds, dip the molds in warm water for 10 seconds or so. Remove molds and serve.

Notes

  1. Dried hibiscus flowers can be bought in some tea shops or Amazon.
  2. If you want to, you can dice up some fresh strawberries and add them to the popsicles when filling up the mold.
  3. For storage: Place a wax paper around the popsicle and put in a Ziploc bag. They can be kept for at least a few weeks in the freezer. (Maybe even longer!)
(Inspired by Sunset Magazine)