Refreshing and hydrating Hibiscus Lime-Aid Popsicles. Requires only four wholesome ingredients, sweetened with raw honey.
With only a few short weeks left of summer, I had to share a new popsicle recipe! My new favorite jam, hibiscus lime-aid popsicles. These are seriously so easy and make the perfect sweet, tart, refreshing icy treat.
These Hibiscus Lime-Aid Popsicles are great for kids and adults alike.
I've toyed with the idea of writing a popsicle cookbook, I LOVE coming up with creative flavors and adding functional wholesome ingredients. Some of my favorite recipes so far: Homemade Creamy Yogurt Popsicles with Rhubarb Raspberry Swirl, Tropical Turmeric Popsicles, and Chocolate Avocado Chia Popsicles!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE HIBISCUS LIME-AID POPSICLES:
This is the best part. You need four ingredients. Woop! Woop!
- Dried Hibiscus Flowers – I buy dried hibiscus flowers in bulk on amazon. I LOVE the flavor of hibiscus tea and use it as a base for many tea recipes. If you can't find dried flowers or don't want to order online you can also just use hibiscus tea bags to brew the tea. Just be sure to make a strong hibiscus tea – you need lots of flavor!
- Water – Simple enough, right?
- Fresh Lime Juice – You will need several limes 3-4 usually does the trick.
- Raw Honey – I love this American Bamboo Raw Honey from Mohawk Valley Trading Company. If you are vegan maple syrup or coconut palm sugar works as well.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HIBISCUS:
- Hibiscus tea is rich in Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that supports healthy immune function.
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties.
- Good source of iron. The sources differ but some claim that an 8-ounce cup of brewed hibiscus tea contains 20 milligrams of iron, which is essentially your daily recommended value. I am skeptical that a brewed cup would contain quite that much and would recommend crushing or blending leaves to get the maximum amount of iron. The synergistic combination of iron and vitamin C does make the non-heme source of iron more bio-available. If you are someone that sufferers from anemia adding hibiscus tea to your routine may be a good idea.
TIPS FOR MAKING HEALTHY HOMEMADE POPSICLES:
- Taste your mixture before you freeze. You can adjust any element, more lime juice, more or less, sweetener.
- Make sure your mixture is bursting with flavor. Once you freeze these popsicles they become icy, this will dilute the flavor. I make the tea super strong and add lots of lime juice for a big flavor burst!
- Use good popsicle molds! I like BPA free Zoku molds, classic wooden popsicle stick Norpro molds, and stainless steel Onyx molds
- Play with flavors; freshly blended fruit works perfectly, swirl in some greek yogurt, add a hint of honey.
HOW LONG DO THEY NEED TO FREEZE?
There really isn't a good estimate but plan on several hours at a minimum (4-6), but overnight is best. Waiting is the hardest part 🙂
CAN YOU LEAVE OUT THE HONEY?
You can, but I wouldn't recommend it. The great thing about making popsicles is that you can adjust the liquid mixture to your taste preference before you freeze. Simply taste and adjust, you can add more or less honey or citrus.
BOOZY POPSICLE HACK!
(updated 10/19) – I found a few of these hibiscus lime-aid popsicles hanging out in my freezer this weekend and had a brilliant idea that I had to share! I removed 2 of them from the sticks and blended with 1 ounce of tequila. OMG! Tequila hibiscus slushie.
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I hope you love these Hibiscus popsicles! If you make them be sure to tag me @abrapappa on Instagram so I can see your masterpiece!
Hibiscus Lime-Aid Popsicles
- Popsicle Mold
- 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup Raw Honey
- Brew hibiscus tea by pouring boiling water over hibiscus flowers. Allow to steep for at least 10 minutes. I prefer a longer steep to intensify the flavor.
- Strain tea into a large pitcher, add honey and lime juice and stir well. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and place in freezer until completely frozen.
- You may need to run the popsicle molds under warm water to release the popsicle when you are ready to eat.
- If you are vegan replace the raw honey with coconut palm sugar or maple syrup
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