Blood Orange Vanilla Popsicles

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I am on an all things citrus kick lately. Maybe it’s the flu going around or maybe it’s me craving some warm weather but whatever it is, my kitchen smelled like a citrus grove last week and I loved it. I love blood oranges, the vibrant color, the super juicy fruit. Perfection! When I was searching for something different, I found these and immediately moved them to the top of my must try list. I was slightly discouraged when I didn’t have vanilla beans left to make the syrup, but then realized that I had homemade vanilla extract…and simple syrup…so I was going to be just fine. Not only are these packed with vitamin C there are basically no preservatives and zero red 40. Yay! The vanilla syrup balances out the tartness of the juice. A combination that is so refreshing it’s hard to eat one. And honestly, if you went for two, who cares, they’re healthy! I opted for the wooden sticks for this batch. I will say the foil method is magic, once you get it to work. I had a hard time with my sticks staying in place and not floating to the top. So annoying! But third time was the charm. I poked the foil with a sharp knife and then slide the stick in…worked like a charm! If you wanted to get fancy you could add some color to the sticks, or use different shapes.

Blood Orange Vanilla Popsicles

Blood Orange Vanilla Popsicles

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Juice blood oranges to get 2 1/2 cups of juice. If you have a juicer, use it! If not, just do it the good old fashioned way like I did!
  2. Measure out the simple syrup in a liquid measuring cup. Add in 2 tsp. vanilla extract. I would highlly recommend using homemade for this. I have not testing it with any other version.
  3. Pour the simple syrup into the juice and combine. Taste the liquid, if you think it needs more vanilla, add it in here.
  4. Pour the juice into the Popsicle mold. Use the sticks that come with it, or use the foil method I described above.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Everyday Annie.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    BlogtasticFood
    February 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm Perfect for summer! So simple to do as well. Nice work (:
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      admin
      February 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm Thank you!!
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    Ashley
    March 6, 2018 at 4:07 pm These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them when the weather warms up
    • Reply
      admin
      March 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm Thank you! :) Let me know if you try them out!
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    Breanne
    March 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm Yum. I love anything Blood Orange. It's still cold here in Indy but I am pinning for when the weather warms up.
    • Reply
      admin
      March 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm It's cold here in MA, but I cannot pass up blood orange season!! They SO are worth the wait. I hope you enjoy!

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