Kiwi Mojito Popsicles

June 14, 2012 by Ali

Ok, I’m not sure whether to be more excited about these Kiwi Mojito Popsicles…or the fact that I actually got them photographed before they melted!!

Holy moly. I don’t know how popsicle photographers do it. The first batch of these that I made a few weeks ago were slipping and sliding all over the plate, and then melting all over the plate before I could get a decent photo. But somehow these little guys stayed put yesterday, and I was able to snap a few pics to share with you before the mellllllting…melllllting….began. (Ok, I’m from Kansas – “The Wizard of Oz” is in my blood.) :)

But photography aside, these little guys are good. Minty, limey, and now kiwi-y GOOD. You can make them sans rum to serve to the kiddos. Or I’m pretty sure the adults will love these on a warm summer night if you choose to make them “pop-tails”. Either way, they are uber fresh, tasty, and irresistible. Good luck having just one!

Kiwi Mojito Popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12-20 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup rum (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5-6 kiwi, peeled

Method

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add mint leaves. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then strain out mint leaves, and pour the strained syrup into a blender. Add the rum, fresh lime juice, and about 4 whole kiwis, and pulse until blended. (If you would like, you can strain the mixture again to remove the kiwi seeds, but it’s up to you!)

Pour the mixture into small Dixie cups, and freeze for an hour (or more) until the top of the popsicles are frozen. Then slice the remaining kiwis to make thin coins, and use a knife to make a small slit in the center of each kiwi. Insert a popsicle stick into the slit, and then place the kiwis on top of each popsicle, pressing down just a little bit to be sure that it (just barely) sinks into the popsicle. Freeze until completely frozen.

Ali’s Tip:

You can add all sorts of other fruits to make fun mojito popsicles! Some other fruits I’d recommend would be:

  • watermelon
  • mango
  • strawberry
  • blueberry
  • blackberry

filed in Desserts, Fruits

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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32 thoughts on “Kiwi Mojito Popsicles

  1. thank you so much for sharing the popsicles with me I can’t wait to try.

    - Becky Van Scoyk

  2. LOVE your blog. Can’t wait to try these. Could use some pointers for the wordpress platform.

    - Barb Cook

  3. Hey came here through foodgawker and loved the idea of these tempting mojito popsicles, loved it!

    - Anamika @ madcookingfusions

  4. Your photos turned out gorgeous! They’re almost too pretty to eat. Almost :)

    - Kristen @ The Endless Meal

  5. These are adorable, and anything with mojito in it is a winner with me :)

    - Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

  6. Blackberry mojito popsicles are in my future. Thanks and dixie cups so easy that I probably never would have thought of it.

    - ronda

  7. I don’t know how popsicle photographers do it, but ice cream photographers use mashed potatoes! That aside, these look delicious.

    - Rebecca

  8. I was thinking of your melting delimma…Try freezing the plate next time? See if that keeps the “icy” shots from becoming a melted mess before you get the shot you want! :))) LOVE the piks! Awesome sounding recipe!!

    - C

  9. Those look AWSOME! Tip to help keep them from melting so fast is to chill the plate before :)

    - jamie

  10. These are just so beautiful!

    - Angie@Angie's Recipes

  11. Wow, these look so beautiful!

    - Ane

  12. adorable!! I’d totally love to get drunk off these haha

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  13. Aha .. now won’t that make my weekend so amazing;) Photography any thing frozen during summer is so tough .. one has to be way too fast with that. You did a fantastic job!

    - kankana

  14. Oh-so adorable! I’m glad you finally had success with photographing them! :)

    - Cassie

  15. These photos are absolutely awesome! Well done! I’m about to make my very first popsicle this weekend so hopefully they’re camera-friendly!

    And man, great choice on flavor. You’re a genius!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  16. That sounds so delish! Such a great idea I’m going to try this.

    - Camilla

  17. WOW! And look at that cool rugged background on the photo!

    - Ali's Mom

  18. Wow, these look amazing! I love how it looks like a kiwi sliced into!

    - B @ Crags and Veggies

  19. Nice touch with the slice of kiwi there! So cute.

    - leaf (the indolent cook)

  20. I love this idea! And these are adorable :)

    - Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

  21. DYING.

    A) The Wizard of Oz is like, my life. I love it. HARD.

    B) I want one of theesssseeeeeee.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  22. Loooove the look of these! Yum!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar