This Raspberry & Tangerine Popsicles Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
I know I share a lot of splurge-y treats and breakfasts here on the blog, but I’m really not eating those things every single day and I’ve actually lost almost 20 pounds in less than a year by following a strict food plan and exercising 4-5 times a week, so I thought I would share a bit of a healthier dessert: Raspberry & Tangerine Popsicles made with Emergen-C! Yeah, you read that right. There’s Emergen-C in the popsicles which adds a ton of Vitamin C, other vitamins, and electrolytes! I had never thought about adding Emergen-C to a food recipe before and I am loving the added taste (and benefits) to these popsicles! And these popsicles are perfect for summer! My husband is also on the same strict food plan and on the hot summer days he complains of cravings for cool drinks, ice cream, etc., so these popsicles are the perfect way to beat those hot summer day cravings! Perfect for taking to eat while on a walk around the (1 mile) block or for cooling off after a day outside exploring the city! Want to make them? Here’s the recipe:
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups raspberries, rinsed
- 1 lemon
- 2 tangerines, mandarins, or clementines, peeled
- 2 Tb heavy cream
- 2 Tb granulated sugar
- 1 packet Emergen-C Raspberry
- 1 packet Emergen-C Tangerine
- Combine your ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat to make a simple syrup. Once sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.
- Combine your raspberries, 1 Tb lemon juice, 1 packet Emergen-C Raspberry, and half of your simple syrup in a blender and mix to a puree.
- Pour the raspberry mixture into a container with a pouring spout and set aside.
- Next, stir your 2 Tb granulated sugar into your heavy cream, then combine the sweetened heavy cream with the 2 tangerines, the other half of the simple syrup, 1 packet Emergen-C Tangerine, and 1 Tb lemon juice into your blender and mix to a puree.
- To create the striped popsicles, freeze alternate layers of your raspberry and tangerine mixtures in your popsicle mold. Freeze each layer for about an hour, alternating flavors, until you reach the top. Leave about ¼" space at the top in case the popsicle expands. Insert your popsicle stick once 2 layers have been poured in. The popsicles will take 4-8 hours to fully freeze.
- To remove the popsicles, immerse the popsicle mold in hot water for 10-15 seconds and then pull them straight out.
- Enjoy the popsicles right away or store in an airtight freezer bag for up to 1 week.
I love the stripes, but you can also just do all raspberry or all tangerine (and cream) popsicles. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.