Lavender Lemonade Pops

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In sticking with the lavender theme, I present to you, my Lavender Lemonade pops! Nothing says refreshing like lemonade and like the chocolate chocolate chip lavender ice cream from my last post, the lavender in this pop makes this traditional flavor just a tad bit more elegant, fragrant, and calming. And look at that color! 😉 If you do not feel like making your own lemonade, you can totally use store bought and still make these pops. I hope you enjoy! I hope this heat breaks soon (going to be over 100 AGAIN here in DC, ah vey!)! I hope you all had a great 4th! And I hope you don’t forget to enter the Nasoya GIVEAWAY I mentioned in my last post. The winner will be selected at random this weekend! :)

Lavender Lemonade Pops

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons lavender, divided

juice from 6 lemons (also save zest)

¾ cup sugar, divided

1 ¼ cup sparkling water (I used orange flavored)

1 cup water

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon hibiscus petals (optional)

Method:

*Add water, ½ cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon lavender to small saucepan. Stir. Heat over high until boiling. Drop to low. Let simmer over low for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let lavender steep until syrup is cool. Strain before using.

*Zest and juice lemons (some pulp is good).  Mix lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest (save remaining zest for another recipe!), remaining sugar, and sparkling water. Add strained lavender simple syrup. Stir to combine. Fill popsicle molds half full. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon lavender (split between all molds) and add 1 hibiscus petal. Freeze until frozen. Add remaining lemonade mixture. Freeze until slushy (approx. 1 hour). Add sticks. Freeze until frozen completely. Enjoy!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Very unusual, Tiffany.

  2. What a great idea. Lemon and lavender are so good together, and these are perfect for summer!

  3. Can you see me pucker? Look at all that lemon zest… fantastic popsicle!

  4. The color is lovely.

  5. These look so good!!

  6. Wondrously summery snack! Very inventive infusion of flavors – I would probably eat all of these in no time!

  7. I’m loving the frozen desserts you’ve been posting. The color on these is gorgeous, and I can only imagine the flavor.

  8. These are so perfect for this hot weather! YUM!

  9. Tiff, you’re so resourceful! I can use one of these right about now. Stay cool in this heat today!

  10. Oh, how lovely, that would be something to add to my “To Try”-List. I like lavender and good that I have some in the garden.

  11. These look great and really creative. I am excited to try these which will be my first recipe using lavendar.

  12. These sound awesome Tiffany! I love all of the delicious frozen desserts you are cranking out lately! Lavender and lemon is one of my favorite combos :)! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  13. Omg! These must have smelled heavenly! I wish we were neighbors….i would give you all the cakes you desire in return for all these delicious ice creams and pops….lol

  14. Our heatwave has gone bye-bye for a few days but that won’t keep me from yearning for these. Me thinks new molds are in order!

  15. Thanks for the comments everyone!

  16. Tiffany, this sounds an amazing combo. Good luck with the heat. As we’re ‘basking’ in dreary July 20°C temperatures in Paris, I wonder if making these pops would bring us just some of your sunshine?

  17. Although we’re in the middle of our “summer” fog with temperatures in the mid-sixties (and always carry a jacket or sweatshirt) I am very tempted to try your recipe for lavender lemonade pops. I adore a hint of lavender paired with citrus, a wondrous flavor pairing!

  18. The perfect summer popsicle my friend, this looks so gorgeous 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  19. These look absolutely stunning! Where exactly did you find lavender? I always have trouble finding it!

  20. I love lavender lemonade, and I’m sure it’s even more lovely and refreshing in frozen pop form!