Ginger, Hibiscus and Minty Watermelon Popsicles


total time: 30 MINUTES + 4 HOURS TO FREEZE yields: 8 POPSICLES


3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled + finely chopped or grated for more flavor
1/4 cup honey, add 1-2 tablespoons more for a sweeter pop
1/4 cup fresh mint (you can also use basil)
4-5 cups fresh watermelon
the juice of 1 lemon


Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Remove from the heat and add the hibiscus flowers, ginger, honey and mint leaves. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a blender and discard the used hibiscus flowers, ginger andmint.To the blender, add the the watermelon and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer/sieve or into a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze out all the juice and discard the watermelon pulp.Pour the mixture among 8 popsicle molds. Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and insert popsicle sticks. Return to the freezer and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. To remove the popsicles run the mold under hot water for 10 seconds and then pull the popsicles out of the molds. Store in the freezer.

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