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 • Points +: 1 pt • Smart Points: 2
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.