Lime and Kiwi Popsicles

PopsiclesThese Lime and Kiwi Popsicles are so easy it’s hardly worth giving the recipe. Kiwi and lime are best friends and both give a really nice tang but they do need a bit of sugar. They actually don’t need a whole lot though! I used 200 millilitres of simple syrup which is made from equal weights of water and sugar. While cooking, some the water is evaporated making the end result have slightly more sugar than water but if I’m widely conservative and say that in the syrup there was 120 grams of sugar, then that is just 15 grams of sugar for each of the 8 popsicles. Or it would be if I didn’t have a lot of leftover mixture so I reckon there was probably about 10 grams in each of these popsicles! If you have some leftover and decide to give it a taste, don’t worry! It’s meant to be super sharp and sour at this stage. The flavour of everything dulls a lot when frozen so you want this mixture to be stronger than drinkable.

I used golden caster sugar to make the simple syrup which explains it’s off-putting dark brown colour but it gives a more complex, toffee flavour than regular white sugar, plus, I couldn’t find any of the regular stuff in the house but use what you like or have. Just as I write this now, I’m wondering if using carbonated water might add something to the end result. That’s something I might try the next time my nephew visits…

Lime and Kiwi Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • 200 ml simple syrup
  • 200 ml water

Instructions

  1. Divide the diced kiwi between your ice-lolly moulds.
  2. Combine the lime juice, simple syrup and water, mix well and pour it into the moulds until they are almost full.
  3. Put in the sticks and transfer to the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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