WELLNESS POPSICLES

DON’T put those popsicle makers away yet! Cold, Flu and Allergy season is here, which makes this the perfect time of year to make something icy cold to relieve a dry, scratchy, sore throat.

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I created this recipe because my own throat was feeling miserable. I can’t express how comforting it was to suck on these frozen, spicy hot, ginger, lemon, honey, herb popsicles. Make them now and tuck them away in the freezer for yourself or a loved one.

Ingredients – Makes 8

  • Lemon juice – from 2 lemons
  • Fresh Ginger – 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Chili peppers – 2, chopped
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 2 tablespoons
  • Thyme – 1 sprig
  • Pernod, Gin or Vodka – 2 tablespoons
  • Water – enough to make 2 cups of total liquid

Preparation

Place the lemon juice, ginger, peppers, sugar and 1/4 cup of water into a small pan. Bring to a boil, drop in thyme and simmer for 5 minutes on low. Turn off. Add honey and alcohol of your choice. Stir. Cool and strain into a 2 cup measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 2 cups total.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze over night. Gently remove and store in airtight containers. Enjoy the Comfort!

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