Jun 22, 2014

Citrus Basil Mojito Pops



These ice pops are the perfect balance of orange, lemon and lime, plus I added fresh mint and basil from my garden which adds just a hint of flavor inspired by my favorite cocktail – mojitos! You can make these with or without the rum, I made them without so I can share them with my toddler.



These are so refreshing on a hazy, hot summer day, and I love that I know what I am putting into them. Have you ever looked at the labels on ice pops? Some of those bright colors are so unnaturally and many of the ingredients are completely foreign to me. As for the popsicle mold, sizes will vary so you make get more or less depending on the size of your mold. I bought my popsicle mold from Progressive a few years ago on Amazon, I am linking to it here for all of you who asked where I bought it. Small plastic dixie cups would work too, just freeze them for about an hour until almost set, then insert the wooden sticks so they stay in place.




Citrus Basil Mojito Pops
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 pop • Old Points: 1 pt • Weight Watchers Points+: 1 pt
Calories: 34 • Fat: 0 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 0 g • Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 1 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 8 tsp raw sugar, or your favorite sweetener (raw honey for Paleo)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp rum (optional)

Directions:


Squeeze the orange juice, I used about 2 to get 1 1/4 cups. Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour about 1/3 cup into each popsicle molds and freeze until solid.




23 comments :

  1. This looks so, so good! I can't wait to make these popsicles!

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  2. Hey Gina, do the points change with rum added?

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    1. Of course, you have to add in the WW plus points for the rum!!

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    2. What would the WW+ pts be for 2 T. rum/8?

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    3. When I added 1 oz in recipe builder, it was still 1PP!

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  3. Wow - You had me at fresh-squeezed orange juice!

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  4. These look and sound delicious!

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  5. Yum! These look perfect for summer Gina!
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  6. That looks delicious! Love the flavors in here. :)

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  7. Wow, these look amazing. Adding popsicle molds to my summer wish list.

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  8. Will they still freeze with the rum in them??

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  9. Wow still only 1 pt even with the rum! Yum!

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  10. That is so perfect for a hot summer!! A great idea.

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  11. These look so damn good this will be what I'm making tomorrow!!!

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  12. Omg these look so lovely and refreshing! Perfect for summer :)

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  13. These look so delicious! What a refreshing summer treat!

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  14. mmm... love mojitos. my mint didn't grow back this year (maybe the harsh winter finally killed it?) so i'll have to go get a new plant.

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  15. I plugged just the point items into the WW recipe builder and put 6 servings (my pops mold is 6) - it came up as 1 pt each. Then when I added the fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, and water - they came up as 2 pts each. Strange.

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  16. These were fabulous. Made them with our two kids. We also had some of the "juice" remaining so we added some olive oil and garlic to make a marinade for chicken breasts and grilled. Delicious!

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  17. I used orange-pineapple juice because that's all I had, and two teeny tiny drop of mint extract in place of the mint leaves. It turned out ok, my three year old didn't care for them but the one year old loved them! Probably would have been better with fresh-squeezed juice but I don't think I'll make them again.

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  18. These turned out great! Very refreshing, I used fresh juice and loved them.

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