Grapefruit Mint Pops

It’s June. In Atlanta. It’s hot. Like, really hot. It’s not even technically summer yet {well at least for a few more days!}. Good thing for you- I have a tasty and easy way to keep cool! And who doesn’t love popsicles? These take 5 minutes to make; totally worth it. Waiting for them to freeze so that you can eat them is the hardest part! This is the perfect summer treat to cool off during these ridiculously hot summer days. It’s so refreshing, and the grapefruit and mint pair so well together. I happen to love grapefruit flavored anything, but if grapefruit isn’t your favorite, this can work equally well with oranges.

Grapefruit Mint Popsicles

-2 medium grapefruit

-1 tsp. grapefruit zest

-6-7 fresh mint leaves

-1/3 cup sugar

-1/2 cup water

-Ice Pop/Popsicle molds {some fun options Here and Here}

Before you juice the grapefruit, zest the peel enough to yield about 1 tsp. Citrus peels have amazing oils in them that will really intensify the grapefruit flavor. {Tip: Just grate down until you barely see the white part of the peel. The white part can be bitter, so you just want the outside part of the peel!} Heat the sugar and water over low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Finely chop the mint leaves.

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In a medium bowl, combine the juice of the two grapefruit, the grapefruit zest, the fresh chopped mint, and the water/sugar mixture. Whisk well to combine and pour straight into your pop molds, then throw those little babies into the freezer. That’s it! Well…you still have to wait for them to freeze. But it’s worth the wait, trust me. Freeze for at least 6 hours, then enjoy! Makes 6 small pops.

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Stay cool and have a great weekend!

-Amanda

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