Two of my favorite things about this time of year is edible flowers and Mother’s Day. My two favorites collide with these grapefruit popsicles with edible flowers. Of course, you can add them to all sorts of things like ice cubes or ice tea or even to a salad. They’re the perfect garnish and always look so beautiful. One caveat with using edible flowers is that you have to ensure they haven’t been sprayed. Either grab them from your garden or neighborhood or buy them at grocery stores or farmers markets.
I’m not with my mom this year but I wish I was. I bet she’d love a good grapefruit popsicle in the middle of the Florida spring, which feels more like a southern summer. They’re light and refreshing and would make anybody smile upon seeing their pretty bright pink color and gorgeous edible flowers.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!
Grapefruit Popsicles with Edible Flowers
- Juice from 4 ruby red grapefruits
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- Pinch of salt
- 6-8 edible flowers
- In a small saucepan, set over medium-low, combine the sugar and water. Stir and cook until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Pour the simple syrup into medium-sized pitcher or measuring cup. Add the juice from 4 ruby red grapefruits, a pinch of salt and stir. Divide the grapefruit juice among popsicle molds and transfer to the freezer for one hour.
- At the one-hour mark, take the popsicle molds out of the freezer and insert the edible flowers, pushing them down as far as you can (they should be slightly slushy). Stick the popsicles into each of molds' center and transfer the popsicles back to the freezer to freeze for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight.
- To remove the popsicles from their molds, run the molds under warm water until they are easily removed.
Yield: 4 popsicles
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.