Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops Recipe
Keep cool this summer with these mouth-puckering pops! If you love contrasting sensations of sour, sweet and spicy, you’ll love these ice pops. My five year old is a lemon lover and she really enjoyed them, but found the ginger a little too spicy for her palette so next time I make them I may do half without, but my husband loved these and asked me to make them again.
2 3/4-inch (1 oz) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
zest of three lemons
10 ultra thin half slices lemon (optional)
Put the ginger, water, sugar and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, then remove the pan from heat and let it get to room temperature.
Pour the mixture through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the ginger with the back of a spoon. Mix in the lemon juice.
Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top to let the mixture expand while it freezes. Place a slice of lemon in each mold if using then insert the sticks and freeze.
Keywords: Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops