Last night Taylor and I took Sym to see Brave (and cried under my 3D glasses, both because of the movie AND the fact that for 3 tickets/popcorn/sodas it cost EIGHTY-FIVE DOLLARS omg) and in honour of the red-headed protagonist I made these delicious orange-ginger popsicles. They were really easy to make and easily my best effort since the lime mint ones.
four simple ingredients:
The first step is making ginger syrup: just throw the sugar, water and ginger into a saucepan, simmer & stir until all the sugar is dissolved, let cool and strain the ginger out. I used a quarter cup of sugar, a quarter cup of water and about 15 or so thin slices of fresh ginger root. Depending on how much syrup you want/how gingery you want it to be you can easily adjust these amounts.
Next comes the orange part. I would have liked to use blood oranges to get a redder colour but none of the stores by my house had any so I just used these organic valencia oranges I had sitting around. I always GROSSLY overestimate how much liquid my popsicle mold holds so I squeezed all nine oranges, resulting in 2 1/2 cups of juice, which was WAY too much (I really only needed about 1 to 1 1/2 cups to make seven popsicles). You could also just use store-bought orange juice if you don’t want to squeeze it yourself. Really! I won’t judge you.
Finally, mix your cooled ginger syrup with your orange juice, pour into the mold, freeze and enjoy! These popsicles are great, sweet and citrusy with a spicy kick at the end.