Happy spring! We have much to look forward to this time of year — spring cleaning, beautiful weather and delicious fruits and vegetables. We are so lucky to live in Texas, where we can go outside and enjoy the season. When the beautiful weather comes around, I always crave Popsicles. And why not make them full of fresh fruit? Popsicles are one of the most versatile treats and can be made with fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Kiwi-lime Popsicles are perfect to kick off spring and to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They’re so simple, and they’re sweet enough for kids and adults.
Kiwi lime Popsicles
2 cups fresh kiwi, sliced
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
Place sugar and water in a saucepan and boil until sugar has dissolved completely. Allow sugar water to cool.
Place sliced kiwi into blender and puree until smooth. Add sugar water, lime juice and zest to pureed kiwi, and blend just until combined.
Pour mixture into Popsicle molds and freeze until solid, approximately 5 hours.
(There are several different types of Popsicle molds; please follow manufacturer’s instructions.)
Makes: 6-8 Popsicles