Citrus, ginger, chili peppers, honey, maybe a little booze and herbs; frozen in a popsicle mold will be your favorite throat comfort and healer when not feeling great.
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.
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, 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 remedies have always been what I have used ever since I was a teen, then through the years of raising my four children, and now during these weird times of health preservation.
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.
The juice and oil essence from the fresh citrus, fresh ginger (lost in the powdered stuff), fresh chilies and fresh herbs will all be preserved when frozen for a long time.
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!
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. Be 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.
The health benefits of ginger are too vast to delve into but suffice it to say that 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.
- 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 PopsiclesCourse: Health Hacks, LifestyleCuisine: HealthDifficulty: Easy
Citrus, ginger, chili peppers, honey, a little booze and herbs; frozen in a popsicle mold.
Lemon juice – from 2 lemons
Fresh Ginger – 1 tablespoon, peeled and chopped
Chili peppers – 2, chopped
Sugar – 2 tablespoons
Honey – 2 tablespoons
Thyme – 3 sprig
Gin or Vodka – 2 tablespoons
Water – enough to make 2 cups of total liquid
- 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 into a 2 cup measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 2 cups total.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze over night.
- Gently remove and store in airtight containers.
- To strengthen the power of these wellness popsicles, puree the mixture and then strain. It will be stronger in taste but certainly stronger in aid.