Thursday, August 7, 2014

Citrus Popsicles

I love the idea of making my own popsicles.

The fun part about making your own is that you can get as creative as you like with the ingredients.  The secret to this frozen treat is thyme.  The addition of thyme makes these pops so much more refreshing.


My children really enjoyed them too.  The perfect treat on a hot summer day!
  

Ingredients
 1/2 cup water 
3/4 cups lemon juice 
1/2 cup lime juice 
2 tbsp orange juice 
3/4 cups sugar
A few sprigs of thyme finely chopped  

Directions
 Place first 5 ingredients into a sauce pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.  Allow simple syrup to chill to room temperature.  Add thyme to cooled mixture, stir to combine.  Place mixture into the molds and freeze overnight.



I am linking this post to: 
Sew Many Ways
I Heart Naptime
Weekend Potluck

33 comments:

  1. Popsicles are my favorite! I am making the kids some strawberry ones for when they get home from school, as soon as I go get a mold. Lol!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yum! We used to make homemade popsicles all the time with the girls were little. We should try it again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good Morning Brandi, These Popsicles look so refreshing . . . a true treat on a hot summer day. I would have never thought of adding thyme. I have some growing at my old house, so until it is sold I can harvest some:) I go over there to water and mow the lawn anyway. Not only do these look yummy, but your photography and the composition and layout are perfection. What an amazingly talented girl you are.
    Thank you for stopping in to visit my blog this morning. It was wonderful seeing your smiling face in my list of comments.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. These popsicles look so good, Brandi, especially right now as the temperatures have been very hot here. Anything with lemon, and I'm there. Great idea.

    ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
  5. I also wanted to thank you for having the pop-up comments. It's so much easier to leave a comment. I wish more of my blog friends had them.

    Have a good rest of the week. :~)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to have one of these right now. So hot here.

    ReplyDelete
  7. These are very refreshing summer treats:) So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Brandi these look so delicious. I would have never thought about adding thyme. You photographed it so beautifully too, makes my mouth water!

    ReplyDelete
  9. you are too much brandi. you are really something. i know your family greatly appreciates you and your gifts. you are a wonderful mother and wife. fabulous post. thanks for the ideas. cheers!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. p.s. those pops look absolutely smashing. enjoy! cheers!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Adding the thyme sounds amazing and your photos are making my mouth water for some of my own Popsicles! Yumm!

    ReplyDelete
  12. hat sounds sooo good right about now in Central Texas!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Brandi, These popsicles look so delicious! I need to save this, my kids love citrus anything! Btw your pictures are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. My little guy would love these! He loves to just suck on lemon slices as a treat. lol Thank you for sharing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. These look so cool and refreshing!! Have a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh yum!!! The thyme sounds like such a refreshing addition! I've only made homemade popsicles a couple of times, but you've inspired me to do more! And by the way, your pics are pure perfection!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your popsicles look so delicious and I love how you presented them on the tray with the slices of fruit... brilliant. I think I may make them for my daughters this weekend... :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love as well making popsicles, is so much fun indeed!
    And what a great citrus combo you've got there my friend. I need to try this asap.

    ReplyDelete
  19. They look so yummy!!!
    Hope that you are having a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Bradi! Thanks for your visit to my blog. I just got back from a long walk, and you have me almost drooling for one of those popsicles!
    Have a great weekend, regards from Rhineland, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  21. Brandi, these look so refreshing and sound so yummy! The heat and humidity have been relentless this summer in Georgia; I have to give these a try! Thanks you for sharing your recipe; the Thyme sounds like a great ingredient!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I never thought of adding thyme to these ingredients. They sound so refreshing and your photos are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend. Wish you could have shared some peach cobbler with us - it was the best! Mildred

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Brandi, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your photos look fantastic. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
    Have the best day ever!
    Aim

    ReplyDelete
  24. These look delicious - yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank you for your Nice words in myblogpost ..!!!...these icecream looks yammie verry yammie ...!!!...x!

    ReplyDelete
  26. The popsicles sound wonderful. The thyme is a different twist.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Those look out of site! Thyme, I would have never thought to think of that. With this humid GA weather those look so refreshing. I make some with yogurt and frozen fruit. AND lady, your photography is exceptional, that picture needs to be in a magazine. Heck, as talented as you are you need your own magazine for that matter. Move over Martha!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Brandi, how are you?

    I rarely make my own popsicles but I remember when my mother used to make some for us, at that time that was paradise for me.

    Your recipe is good, I imagine it might be delicious & refreshing. I planted a herb this year called lemon-thyme, and I think to add it to this recipe would be great. Maybe I should try.

    ps.: I love your colorful pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. The pictures are amazing, they make my mouth water. I would love to have one right now. What a great idea to add thyme to citrus popsicles. I need to remember that! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh My, What an wonderful idea for popsicle, especially summer♡♡♡
    Would LOVE to taste one(*^_^*)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    ReplyDelete
  31. The photos are beautiful!
    The popsicles look delish!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love, love popsicles! I love the fact that you made these ... I haven't tried doing my own yet but you've inspired me. These look heavenly!

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you kindly for taking the time to leave me a comment. I respond to all questions through email.