Comfort A Cold Wellness Popsicles are all about the citrus, ginger, chili peppers, honey, herbs and maybe a little booze to comfort throat and cough Naturally.
Popsicles In Winter?
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.
Out of necessity, 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, for all that could ail you in the months up ahead.
Wellness Popsicles Naturally
Wellness, these days, is more sought after than ever before.
Whether the risk of the common cold, contagious flu bugs, or that detested virus we are all (worldwide), forced to live with.
We need comfort in times of need.
Ancient Natural Remedies
Ancient remedies have always been what I have used ever since I was a teen, culture and curiosity.
Then through the years of raising my four children, and now during these weird times of health preservation, I’m after natural comfort when possible.
Once this concoction of powerful fresh ingredients is whisked into a health mixture, it gets frozen into individual portions, which is why I like to use my popsicle molds.
Comfort Your Cold
Okay, so you got it; cold, flu or the virus, now what?
Comfort, that’s what!
When we feel sick, like, really sick, we want the strongest helpers we can get our hands on.
If you are reading this for a little TLC and comfort, for sure you are going to also want a hot bowl of Wellness Soup!
Wellness and Comfort Naturally Can Often Be Found In Your Kitchen
Comforting a cold or other sickness, is all about giving our body an internal hug, like, down deep inside, where everything is hurting.
Don’t wait till you are sick.
Something strange happens to our thinking when we feel sick.
We dip into depression or simply feel despondent.
It’s difficult to think logical or practical when those downward health situations hit us.
Be proactive, proactive and ready, make these now!
Proactive Health Popsicles
Gathering the ingredients will be quick and easy and very inexpensive.
Prepping the ingredients will take a little time, maybe 20-minutes, but once it’s done, everything goes in the freezer.
A splash of booze is only optional, and the amount is about as little as OTC cough syrup, but it can help to relax the nervous system a little and subside coughing.
Maybe even help you get to sleep easier.
Plants As Medicine
The health benefits of ginger are too vast to delve into but suffice it to say, they are many.
When infection or inflammation has set into our lungs, the bioactive component in fresh ginger will quick become an aid.
The same goes for the high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants found in fresh chili peppers. Their ability to create heat in the body will be a comfort when the chills from fever hit.
Let’s Make Comfort Wellness Popsicles Now – For Later
If you’re reading this now, during summer months, because you stumbled across this while enjoying my many other popsicles, it’s because you were meant to!
With fresh herbs growing in your garden or available at you roadside markets, now is a good time to gather and prepare natural helpers for later.
The steps are easy and you’ll have your freezer wisely stocked for those times when you can’t imagine spending time in your kitchen.
Step By Step Instructions For Making Wellness Popsicles
Step 1 – Squeeze the lemons, zest a little of the skins, because they have healing oil in them. Peel and grate the ginger and roughly chop the chili peppers.
Step 2 – Place the juice, ginger, peppers, sugar and a small amount of water in a saucepan and simmer, steep, strain.
Step 3 – Whisk the remaining ingredients together, pour into the popsicle mold, top on, sticks in and freeze for 4-hours or overnight.
Step 4 – Remove the popsicles from the mold, store in an airtight container and back into the freezer they go for when you need them.
Let’s Love Some More Great Popsicles!
With the passion for frozen popsicle treats that I have, for sure I’ve got more to share with you!
These are just a few, with more coming every summer, as inspirations ignite, and I can steal more time in the kitchen to create, rather than here writing to you!
- Raspberry Tea Popsicles – from a delicious raspberry herbal tea.
- Garden Lavender and Blueberry Popsicles – fragrant and delicious, made with homemade almond milk, honey, blueberries and lavender.
- Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles – thick Greek yogurt and fresh blueberry compote.
- Strawberry and Lemonade Popsicles – because summer needs homemade lemonade and all seasons need strawberries.
- Mocha Latte Popsicles – because come 4:00 I want cold coffee and not hot coffee in summertime!
- Watermelon Frozen Fruit Popsicles – easy popsicles with fresh watermelon and a splash of honey.
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh Ginger
- Chili peppers
- Gin or Vodka
- Popsicle mold
- Sauce pan
- 2 Cup measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Stovetop or burner
Comfort A Cold Wellness Popsicles Naturally
- Popsicle mold
- 2 Lemons juiced
- 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
- 2 Chili peppers chopped
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 3 Thyme sprigs
- 2 tbsp Gin or Vodka optional
- Water enough to make 3 cups liquid total
- 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. Remove from heat and stir.
- Add honey and alcohol of your choice. Stir. Cool and strain. Add enough water to measure 3 cups total.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze 4-hours or overnight.
- Gently remove and store in airtight containers.