Manuka Honey, Mint and Lime Popsicles
There’s nothing like a freezing cold popsicle to refresh you on a warm summer’s day, or even for a reminder of those hot summer days gone. We have a fantastic recipe we would love to share, slightly sweetened with delicious Manuka Honey, and packed full of amazing benefits.
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey comes from the Leptospermum Scoparium tree or Manuka tree in our native language, Maori. It is grown at altitude in wild and remote terrain that is difficult to access, sometimes only by helicopter or rough tracks.
The reason it is so rare and limited in quantities is that the Manuka tree flowers are in bloom for only 2-8 weeks a year. The tree is extremely sensitive to weather conditions, which drive the timings for when the Manuka flower is in bloom.
Manuka Honey has some very unique properties, which are tested and measured rigorously before export. These health and wellness qualities are found in varying strengths, that is indicated by the UMF™ (Unique Manuka Factor) grading number and MGO (methylglyoxal) levels. You can read more about that here.
Manuka Honey, Mint and Lime Popsicles Recipe
Servings: 10 Popsicles
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Chill Time: 5 Hours
6 Tbsp New Zealand Honey Co. UMF 10+ Manuka Honey
1/2 cup Lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 5 limes)
3 1/4 cups filtered water (room temperature)
10 fresh Mint Leaves
Thin Lime Slices (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Pour into your mould, insert popsicle sticks and place in the freezer for 5 hours or until frozen through.
- To release the popsicles firmly push up on the bottom, or twist to release.
If you would like a slice of lime to show through your popsicles there is a slight trick to this. First, fill the popsicle moulds about ⅓ of the way and place them into the freezer - without sticks.
Allow freezing for about 1 hour. You want a slightly slushy texture so that the lime can suspend within the mould. Insert the lime slice into the slush mixture and follow by filling the moulds up to the top with the remaining mixture. Insert your sticks and place the moulds back in the freezer for 5 hours, or until frozen solid.
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