I know this is a bold statement. And, I’m often hesitant to label a recipe as the best. Buuuut, these Pineapple Mint Popsicles are hands down the best popsicles I’ve made yet.
I wasn’t planning to share them quite yet, but I’m so excited about them that I really couldn’t wait. Also, I’m leaving for vacation in two days and since these pops taste like vacation on a stick, the timing just seemed right.
In two short days I’ll be sitting on the beach….or maybe by the pool….or in a hammock, in Turks & Caicos. Needless to say I cannot wait! If you’ve never been, I cannot recommend it enough! L and I spent a week on this beautiful island two years ago and have talked about going back for a while. If you’ve ever been to Turks & Caicos I’d love to hear you’re favorite recommendations!!
While I’m excited to unplug for a week, I’m sure I’ll be sharing plenty of highlights on Instagram, so stay tuned!
The other day I talked about how to make simple syrup. If you missed it, go check it out….between all the lemonade, sweet tea, popsicles and summer cocktails coming your way, it’s sort of a summer (and, well, all the time!) essential.
As much as I really try to keep things natural, I really enjoy using simple syrup to sweeten popsicles. It’s not so much for the sweetness (I don’t like my popsicles too sweet), but more for the mouthfeel it brings to the popsicle.
Pineapple and mint are must have summer flavors. So, it only seemed natural to combine them! There’s actually a double dose of mint in these pops – it’s infused in the simple syrup and fresh mint leaves are chopped and added to the pops.