LC Simply Stunning Note
Sometimes the simplest of things are simply stunning—like this lemon popsicle recipe, which is worthy of some serious whistles.
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 15 M
- Makes 8 to 10
Special Equipment: Popsicle molds (or substitute ramekins or disposable cups and wooden popsicle sticks)
Peel and finely grate the ginger over a small bowl to catch any juice. Dump the grated ginger, any ginger juice, water, sugar, and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved, then remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
Pour the syrup mixture through a fine strainer, pressing down firmly on the ginger with the back of a spoon to extract all the juice. Discard the solids. Stir the lemon juice into the syrup mixture.
Pour the syrup mixture into your popsicle molds, leaving 1/4-inch space at the top of each mold to allow the mixture to expand when it freezes. (If you have any extra syrup mixture, we strongly encourage you to mix some with seltzer or vodka.) Carefully slide a lemon slice into the mold, if using. Then insert a popsicle stick into the mold and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
Oh, wow. These are really, really good. I was skeptical about how well the ginger flavor would come through once these lemon popsicles were frozen, but it sings, loud and clear. And it is such a delicious combination with the lemon. You just have to try it! I omitted the optional lemon slices in my popsicles, as my molds are small, and I thought the slices would take up too much room. I grated the ginger with a Microplane, and made sure to get all the juice in the ice pop mixture. I think the extra fine grating and juice will get you maximum ginger flavor, which to me is what makes this lemon popsicle recipe special.
Lovely, simple, and refreshing. The ginger adds a nice zing, and the popsicles aren't too icy and hard as they can sometimes be. I used the leftover syrup that didn't fit into my molds to make a nice mixed drink with club soda and vodka. Be sure to leave space at the top of your molds to allow for expansion. (I didn't and got a few misshapen pops!)