Vanilla-Mint Lemonade Pops 2017-09-13T09:38:08+00:00




• 2/3 cup sugar

• 1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves

• 1 vanilla bean, scraped

• zest of 1 lemon

• 3 1/3 cups water, divided

• 1/2 cup lemon juice



In a food processor, blend the sugar, mint leaves, scraped vanilla bean seeds (save the pod for another purpose), and lemon zest, pulse until mint is finely chopped.

Pour the sugar into a saucepan and add 1/3 cup of the water.

Heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil.

Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large mixing bowl.

Add the remaining water and the lemon juice to the syrup and stir to combine.

Divide the lemonade mixture between popsicle molds and place the pops in the freezer for 1-1 1/2 hours before inserting wooden sticks. Continue to freeze for several hours, until solid.