Sunday, July 3, 2011

An easy and refreshing way to cool off this weekend

It is shaping up to be a scorcher of a summer in Texas this year. A great way too cool off is with some homemade popsicles. These are perfect for lazy Sundays like today and super easy to make.

Campari Citrus Popsicles

Makes 10-15 popsicles

Adapted from a recipe on Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn.


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 cups orange juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup Campari

Popsicle molds (I bought mine at IKEA)


Mix the water and sugar together in a small pan over a low heat, and bring up to boil until the sugar dissolves. Allow the simple syrup to boil for 4 minutes, remove from heat and cool (makes a little over 1 cup). I used organic cane sugar which gives the simple syrup the caramel color you see in the picture above. It does not affect the taste or color of the popsicles.

Combine the citrus juice and Campari and add 1 cup of simple syrup.

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze at least 8 hours or overnight. To remove, run the molds quickly under hot water, and gently pull out the pops.


I halved the recipe above because I only had 6 popsicle molds. You could also use Aperol, a bitter orange aperitif in place of Campari. Aperol is more orange-y and less bitter than Campari. Additionally, you can use grapefruit juice instead of orange juice for the Campari popsicles, just omit the lemon juice.

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