Blueberry Watermelon Hibiscus Ice Pops Recipe
Blueberry Watermelon Hibiscus Ice Pops Recipe – sweet and refreshing, perfect for a summer snack.
Happy Monday guys!
How was your weekend?
Mine was nice and quiet! My husband was out of town for work. I had planned to do so many things around the house and was only able to finish just a third of that I wanted.
Well, this happens to me all the time, because my “to do” lists are extremely long!
What I’m happy about is that I made these Blueberry Watermelon Hibiscus Ice pops.
Growing up I was never a huge fan of ice cream, but I did love popsicles. Especially the fruity kind. I sometimes make creamy ice pops, but the icy, sweet and fruity ones, made with juice are my favorite.
These are the perfect homemade snack for a hot summer day. I’ll definitely make them again!
In these pops I used watermelon juice, fresh blueberries, and hibiscus tea.
I make sure I always have watermelon at home during summer. It is one of my favorite seasonal fruits and my dog loves it, too. I’ve found that it tastes great when frozen, like in these popsicles.
I like to make my own tea with dried hibiscus flowers, rather than using tea bags. It has more intense flavor and color. I used to love hot hibiscus tea, but recently started making iced tea with it and it tastes refreshing! It is rich in Vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants.
Hope you enjoy this simple summer treat!
- 1/4 cup dried hibiscus petals
- 2 1/4 cups chopped watermelon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 8 wooden popsicle sticks, soaked in cold water for 15 minutes
- In a small pot, bring 3/4 cups water and hibiscus petals to a boil. Remove from heat and cover. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes. Strain the petals and let it cool to room temperature.
- In a blender blend watermelon until smooth. Strain though a fine mesh sieve. You should have 1 1/2 cups watermelon juice.
- Combine hibiscus tea. watermelon juice, honey and lemon juice.
- Pour into molds, leaving 1/3 inch on top empty. Add 5-6 blueberries to each mold. Place the lid and insert popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for 6 hours.
- To remove pops from the molds, run under hot water for 30 seconds, then gently pull.