Ice pops may bring out the kid in you, but you’ll feel sophisticated while savoring this cocktail-inspired pop. Surprisingly, even grapefruit skeptics are won over by this recipe. It makes a unique dessert.
Makes 6 Pops
2/3 cup (5 1/2 oz) water
3 tablespoons sugar
7 fresh mint leaves
1 cup + 2 tablespoons (9 oz) pure pink grapefruit juice (store-bought or about 2 grapefruits, juiced)
MAKE THE MINT SYRUP
In a small saucepan over medium–low heat, combine the water, sugar, and fresh mint leaves. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to low, and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the mixture into a medium bowl.Refrigerate until cool.
MAKE THE POP BASE
Stir together the cooled mint syrup and grapefruit juice. When juicing grapefruit, remove as much as the rind and inner white pith as possible to prevent bitter tasting juice.
ASSEMBLE THE POPS
- Insert sticks into the pop maker molds and pour the pop base until you reach the fill line.
- Let freeze completely, then remove pops with the Super Tool and enjoy! Repeat with remaining pops.