Bombay is boiling. The heat is not letting up and we are hoping and praying that the rains arrive soon. Just so we get a break from the blazing heat. But till then, we’re relying on everything cold. That means ice creams, sodas, juices, yoghurt and my latest obsession – pink lemonade popsicles! They’re the perfect solution to a hot day and we’ve been experimenting with quite a few recipes recently. One which really stood out was for these Pink Lemonade Popsicles. They are super easy to make and a complete life saver on a scorching day. Here’s how it’s done!
Time: 5 mins to prep, 7-8 hours to freeze
Servings: 12 pink lemonade popsicles
- Popsicle Container*
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4-5 cups of water
- 1 pitcher
*If you don’t have a popsicle container, feel free to use dixie cups and popsicle sticks. They work, just as well. You just need to freeze them a bit longer.
To make things a little more interesting, we wanted to give the popsicles a stronger flavour in certain areas. So, we get a punch of flavour at random. That’s why you’ll see a shaded effect on the popsicles. But, if you would like to have a consistent pink lemonade flavour, feel free to follow the second set of steps given below.
Steps for the shaded pink lemonade popsicles:
- Mix half of your lemon juice, sugar and water in a pitcher to make regular lemonade.
- Fill each of the containers about half way and put them in the freezer for about 2-3 hours. Do not put in the sticks.
- Mix the remaining sugar, lemon juice and water to make a second batch of lemonade. Add the cranberry juice and give it a whirl.
- Pour the pink lemonade carefully over the first layer of lemonade.
- Place the sticks and pop it in the freezer to chill.
On the other hand, if you would like the same flavour throughout the lemonade popsicles,
- Mix all of the cranberry juice, lemon juice, sugar and water in a pitcher.
- Fill the containers all the way to the top and place the sticks
- Place in the freezer to chill.
- If you usually add salt to your lemonade, I would recommend using a teeny tiny amount of what you usually add. The taste of salt is usually heightened in ice and you don’t want the popsicles to taste too salty.
- Make sure you don’t fill the containers so much that the flow over the sticks. It makes them harder to pop out.
- If this popsicles are melting or not quite set, that’s completely okay! Just scrape them into a glass and you have a slushy instead! (I may or may not have done that with my cousins the other day haha!)
I have a feeling we are going to be making lots of these this summer. What do you think of these DIY pink lemonade popsicle recipe? Are they a yay or a nay? Let us know in the comments below. And, if you make these yummy treats, please let us know. We would love to see how they turned out.