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Lemon Balm Popsicle Recipe

We were having summer weather here back in April, so Jon and I have been enjoying popsicles for quite awhile now. They’re such a refreshing summer treat and we love making them with herbal teas, herb-infused honeys, and our favorite fruits and fruit juices. One of our favorites the past few weeks has been this lemon balm popsicle recipe. It’s delightfully fresh, a bit citrusy, and just the right amount of uplifting and sweet.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of strong lemon balm tea (infused covered for 20 minutes)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of raw honey
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • optional mix-ins: sliced kiwi or strawberries to add some visual interest

How to Make the Popsicles

The first thing you’ll need to do is brew your tea. The longer you allow it to brew, covered, the stronger it will be. Once you’ve strained your tea, stir in your raw honey until it’s thoroughly incorporated, then mix in your lemon juice. Fruit slices can be added to the mold first so your popsicle mix will fill in all the nooks and crannies around them and make everything pretty.
 
Pour your mix into your mold, then stick your molds in the freezer for several hours. I use these stainless steel molds. If you use stainless steel molds, you can run them under warm water for a couple seconds after taking them out of the freezer to release the popsicle from the mold.
 
That’s it! I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and that you’ll enjoy these popsicles on some toasty summer day. What popsicle flavors are you enjoying this summer?
 
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Much love,
Erin

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Erin Stewart is an herbalist, NAHA certified aromatherapist, organic gardener and urban homesteader. She grows over 150 kinds of aromatic and medicinal plants for her own apothecary and distills essential oils and hydrosols in her PNW garden. Erin is the founder of Floranella and of AromaCulture’s herbalism + aromatherapy magazine.

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