I’d been planning on making these popsicles for a loing time, but I couldn’t figure out where to get lavender (I mean, there is tons growing around here, in the park and gardens, but I don’t trust it hasn’t been copiously urinated on by dogs and drunks), but I found bunches of organic lavender for sale at the farmer’s market last weekend! To make these popsicles I made a lavender sugar syrup, which was the same as any sugar syrup: water, sugar, special ingredient (in this case lavender), boil, cool, blah blah blah. I was also going to make my own lemonade but I was too tired this week so I used my favourite store bought lemonade instead.
All the pictures I’d seen on tumblr of various lavender lemonades had led me to believe it would turn out purple, but let me tell you THAT WAS NOT THE CASE. I figured food colouring must be involved, so I tried my best to get a light lavender, but it was really hard and they came out a little pinker than I wanted. I was only making a cup and a half of lemonade and even single drops of food colouring were too much, so I think this would work better if you were making a whole jug and had room for error.
Sym and I both agree the flavour of these is… interesting. I had a little lemonade leftover that I drank yesterday and I can’t say I loved it, but it’s better in popsicle form. I don’t think I’ll be using lavender again though.