Mojito Pops

June 30, 2008 · 42 comments · Print This Post

in Desserts, Ice Cream / Frozen Treats

Mojito Pops

As previously promised Popsicle week has at last arrived. Thankfully these pops are awesome because I think I gave myself temporary carpal tunnel syndrome after juicing eight limes by hand with a ridiculously flimsy plastic juicer. Obviously a sturdier tool is going right to the top of my shopping list. By the time I finished with my popsicle prep hard labor my hands were completely shriveled from the lime juice and looked as though I’d been soaking in a hot soapy bath for two hours.

The remainder of the recipe is dead simple though and since I only made one batch of pops with my new Shooting Star Pop Molds I had half a pitcher of mojito mix left over. A few extra splashes of rum, some ice cubes and immediate cocktail satisfaction is yours. This definitely makes the wait for these icy citrus dreams slightly more tolerable.

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Mojito Pops
Adapted from Krystina Castella’s new book: Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone published by Quirk Books.
Makes 24 two-ounce ice cube-tray pops, six 8-ounce pops, or eight 6-ounce pops (Note: Or be like me and make six popsicles and three nice sized mojitos to share while you’re waiting for the pops to freeze).

1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (Note: I used 8 limes)
2 1/2 cups Club Soda
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, peeled and cut into wedges
3 limes, peeled and cut into wedges
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons light rum

Pour the lime juice, club soda, and 1 cup water into a pitcher and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the mint, lemon and lime wedges, sugar, and rum to the pitcher. Mash all of the ingredients together with a muddler or a wooden spoon.

Pour into pop molds, being sure to distribute the fruits and mint evenly among the molds. Insert the sticks. Freeze for at least 12 hours. Remove from the freezer; let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before removing the pops from the molds.

For more popsicle ideas and information please visit IcyPops.com.

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1 rachel June 30, 2008 at 7:55 am

How fun! I’ve been thinking about making a mojito granita, but this looks even easier!

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2 cookinpanda June 30, 2008 at 9:10 am

Erin, these look great! I came across some popsicle molds at Target a few days after reading your initial post about popsicles, and I bought them! I’ve been experimenting with them a lot lately. They’re so much fun. I really like the molds that you used here. They look really easy to use. (Mine are incredibly flimsy and it’s really difficult to remove the popsicle from them…)

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3 Lauren June 30, 2008 at 9:35 am

I am so excited about popsicle week, just in time for July 4th parties!! I can’t wait to try these with my friends. A nice cool treat for us Texans will be very necessary this weekend!

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4 leigh June 30, 2008 at 9:39 am

OMG! these sound fabulous. i’m always looking for new ways to consume my cocktails.

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5 Mari June 30, 2008 at 9:57 am

OMG…popsicles with alcohol in them! I think these could become a BBQ favorite!

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6 geeky June 30, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Oh, this makes me wish I had popsicle molds! So do wedges of fruit end up in each pop?

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7 torio June 30, 2008 at 1:20 pm

This reminds me of a mystery pop I had while traveling in Japan during the summer several years ago. Maybe someone here can help me recreate a wonderful Japanese “pop” I had at a outdoor market. The vendor had a huge block of ice out of which divits or shallow holes were carved. Inside those holes were slices of mandarin or plum or a single large strawberry. Surrounding those fruits (and holding the bamboo stick) was a jelly like substance, clear as the ice, and sweet like rice candy. If I remember correctly they pierced the fruit, swirled it in this substance, and set it into the small icy hole. It froze instantly, suspending the fruit into a crystal ball, but when removed and licked melted into a gooey (but not quite as gooey as mochi) slurp around the bite size piece of fruit. It was so delicious I always regret never getting the recipe, but I could’ve eaten a hundred of them they were so light and refreshing. Anyone here know what I’m talking about or can help me find out?

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8 Hänni June 30, 2008 at 2:04 pm

I am *very* excited about popsicle week. keep the posts coming!

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9 Fish June 30, 2008 at 3:29 pm

How did you do with peeling the limes? When I made the Mai Tai pops I had a bear of a time getting that done. And man, when you get to that lime in the middle of the pop…There are no words, and if there are I’m not sure how to spell them.

I’m working my way through the Cantaloupe & Mint (a variation on the Honeydew) pops. Word to the wise, go easy on the lime. Mine are overpoweringly limey.

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10 Joy the Baker June 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm

I’m instantly in love! These are just too cute! Perfect for summer and especially perfect for my 4th of July weekend by the pool! Thank you so much!

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11 Terri June 30, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Wow, what a fabulous idea! Just have to make sure to specially mark them, so the kiddies don’t grab them by mistake!

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12 Kristen June 30, 2008 at 11:06 pm

What a fantastic idea… and the leftover cocktails to boot is a bonus!

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13 kittie July 1, 2008 at 10:09 am

Hi!

Just found you via stumbleupon – I think I’ve just worked out how to use it properly!
These look fabulous – a must-make for my bbq this weekend!!

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14 Elle July 1, 2008 at 10:12 am

Oh my gosh, I’d love one of those! Maybe two.

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15 My Sweet & Saucy July 1, 2008 at 1:52 pm

These look great! I love mojitos!

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16 Y July 1, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Yum yum. I love mojitos… all that lovely limey goodness. Can’t wait to make these when Summer hits over here.

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17 Mike July 2, 2008 at 12:14 am

This looks like a refreshing and fun way to beat the heat. And how can you go wrong with mojitos?

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18 Courtney July 2, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Mojitos are my favorite! Those look delicious. I might just have to try them out if I can get a hold of a popsicle mold. Hope all is well Erin :)

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19 Liisi July 3, 2008 at 8:29 am

I was just sitting at work and thinking of having a mojito when i found this recipe and now I can’t wait to try it. Too bad we don’t really have a very wide choice of popsicle molds here:(

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20 Stef July 3, 2008 at 9:35 am

Love it!! These sound incredible. So refreshing! I really like your blog design too btw. It’s very clean.

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21 jane July 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm

try a twist on it with the Coors Light mojito

http://drinkingdecks.com/blog/drinks/coors-light-beer-mojito/

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22 Coffee and Vanilla July 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Erin, I love it!! :)

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23 Bren@Flanboyant Eats July 20, 2008 at 1:06 pm

nice job with all your mojito makings! :)

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24 Mojito August 6, 2008 at 5:36 am

Awesome idea and recipe. This actually reminds me a bit of the typical Mexican “paleta” but with a kick.

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25 Solar Arizona May 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Mojitos are my absolute favorite.. I can’t believe we haven’t attempted these sooner! At first, because I live in Houston I was worried about them melting because it gets so hot, but then I realized that they probably wouldn’t even make it out of the kitchen! Yummy.
-sylvia

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26 Julia August 16, 2011 at 2:50 am

Thinking of doing these as a Zoku Quick Pop, have you tried any alcoholic mixes in yours yet?

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