Sea Salted Limoncello Popsicles

Sea Salted Limoncello Popsicles

I think I’ve succumbed to summer brain drain.  Either that or I’m experiencing a total lack of blogging motivation. Enduring one or the other on it’s own is frustrating. Combined, I feel like I’m slogging to make a recipe, stumbling to shoot photos and tripping over myself to write something semi-intelligent.

I know you didn’t stop by here to listen to me complain, and really my problems are definitely of the first world variety but I’ve got to tell ya this post almost didn’t happen.  I seriously considered taking some summer time off from blogging.  Part of me really hates this idea, the idea of taking time off that is. Once a blogger, always a blogger in my mind.  If I’m not ruminating about a post, thinking up recipes or food styling scenarios I tend to feel a bit verklempt. But in light of that I do think it might be time for me to recharge my batteries a bit.

I’ve got some time away coming up in the next couple of weeks so if I’m able to manage stepping away from the computer for awhile, I’ll do it.  I so love this life of blogging and I know like anything that requires tending and effort, in order to continue on in a healthy manner one must rest and reboot. Hopefully my upcoming side trips will  provide me with the inspiration and rejuvenation I feel I’m needing right about now.

Whilst pondering this and and the ever present “what shall I blog next?” dilemma amongst many other “woes”,  I began to think and long for something refreshingly lemony.  And popsicles. And the oft neglected bottle of Limoncello sitting in my liquor cupboard.  Recently I stumbled uponthis recipe from Kinfolk magazine for Sea Salted Lemon Ice Cream.  Tangy lemon is a natural partner for the crisp saline crunch of sea salt and what works in ice cream can certainly work in a popsicle. Hence the Sea Salted Limoncello Pop.

We’ve had some gorgeous, sultry day’s here in the Pacific Northwest lately and as such we’ve had more than a few excuses for indulging in cool refreshing treats. Light in calories and super satisfying these popsicles definitely need to be in your summertime recipe repertoire.  You can easily make these nonalcoholic by replacing the Limoncello with 1/2 C. of your favorite lemonade.

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Until then I’d love to hear any ideas for blog posts! If you have an idea of something you’d like made or featured please let me know.  Your comments and suggestions are a bit like manna in the desert to me and I so appreciate everyone who takes time to leave a word, thought or idea.  Oh and don’t forget to make the popsicles. You’ll love em.

Sea Salted Limoncello Popsicles

makes 6-8 large popsicles o 10-12 small popsicles

1 1/4 C. water

2/3 C. sugar

zest from 1 large lemon

pinch of sea salt

1 C. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 C. Limoncello Liqueur

1 tsp. flaked sea salt, such as Maldon

In a large saucepan, combine the water and sugar over low heat.  Heat just until the sugar has dissolved.  Grate the zest over the top ad the pinch of sea salt, stir and allow to cool to room temperature.  Once cool, add the lemon juice and the Limoncello.  Stir and pour into popsicle molds. Cover molds with aluminum foil and freeze for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, make a slit in the foil and place the sticks into the molds. Freeze an additional 6 hours or overnight.  To remove run molds under warm water for 2-3 seconds only.  Melting will occur quickly so do not run them under the water for any longer than the 2-3 seconds.  Just prior to eating sprinkle with the flaked sea salt and serve.

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Eva Rosenberg

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Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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