Throughout my entire life, my mom has made huge pitchers of lemonade during the summer. Sometimes it’s from concentrate, other times it’s freshly squeezed, but no matter what it’s always chillin’ in our fridge. On the other hand, my dad stocks the freezer with ice pops when it’s hot outside. It’s the perfect way to cool down and beat the heat on a sweaty day. Ice pops are juicy and fruity and fantastic. But to be honest, lately I’ve been feeling a bit “eh” about the flavors they bring home (they just keep buying strawberry ice pops over and over again!). Since I enjoy making everything from scratch, I picked up an ice pop mold from the store and decided to make raspberry lemonade ice pops! Lemonade and fruit chilled to ice pop perfection? Yessss.
These are super simple to make, but taste exactly like a glass of raspberry lemonade. In fact, if you have lemonade sitting in your fridge, use that as a base! The flavor of this pop is a nice mix of tart and sweet, with a little chunk from the fruit but still smooth from the juice. We didn’t tell my dad what flavor they were, so he was a little blind sided by their tart zing, but hey, it’s lemonade! What do you expect?! :)
Anyway…that’s how I survived this steamy holiday weekend. What summertime snacks cool you down?
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup raspberries
Whisk together the water and sugar until dissolved. Add lemon juice and raspberries.
With the back of a fork, smash the raspberries.
Pour into ice pop mold
Freeze for 3 hours or overnight.