Who’s ready for the Fourth of July? I sure am! One of my favorite parts of the holiday is celebrating America’s birthday with friends and family. If you are hosting a barbeque or get-together as well, and looking for a cold treat to serve your guests, I have the popsicle for you! Check out the Hibiscus Blueberry Popsicle, as created by Celebrity Chef Zipora Einav.
Chef Zipora Einav is an accomplished private chef who has cooked for some of Hollywood’s most notable celebrities – Bob Hope, Jack Nicholson, Mariah Carey, Pierce Brosnan, and Scarlett Johansson.
Hibiscus Blueberry Popsicles are a favorite among many of her clients! If you enjoy this recipe, make sure to check out her book, Recipe for a Delicious Life, which includes not only her tasty cuisine, but anecdotes on her travel adventures around the globe as a private chef.
This recipe makes 8-10 popsicles. Please make note under ingredients you will need two different measures of water, along with Popsicle Molds and Sticks.
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2/3 cup of water
3 tablespoons of Dry Hibiscus Petals
Juice from 4 fresh lemons
1 tablespoon of lemon peel
1 1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of fresh blueberries
In a small pot, mix the maple syrup, 2/3 cup water and hibiscus petals and heat up on low heat for 5-7 minutes. Then remove from heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Strain the mixture and throw away the Hibiscus petals.
Next you’ll want to combine the fresh lemon juice, lemon peel and 1 1/2 cup water. Then mix the liquids with the Hibiscus water you created in the first step. Pour into a measuring cup
Fill 8-10 popsicle molds with the liquid and add the popsicle sticks to each mold. Then add 4-6 whole fresh blueberries into each mold; set the cover on top of the mold.
Place in the freezer for 12 hours or overnight.
To remove the frozen popsicles, rinse the mold under hot water for 30-40 seconds and remove gently. Then serve and enjoy!
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