Spicy Strawberry Mint Popsicles

Spicy Strawberry Mint Popsicles

We all need a sweet treat now and then, even those who eat clean and are loyal to their diets. Why not treat yourself and your body with something nutritious? Forget the Ben & Jerry’s, forget those sugar-y fruit pops you think are healthy, and make your own!

These popsicles are interesting, because they are obviously refreshing and cold, but the jalapeno definitely gives it a kick. The mint helps cool down the spiciness of the pepper. If you aren’t feeling the spicy vibe, omit the jalapenos.

These make great treats for party guests or for yourself when you’re craving that late night snack.

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Spicy Strawberry Mint Popsicles
Serves: 4

For the popsicles:
8 strawberries
1/8 cup honey
Handful of fresh mint leaves
1/4 jalapeno, seeded
jalapeno slices, thinly sliced

Directions:
Wash strawberries, and then add whole strawberries to blender with honey, and puree. Add in your 1/4 jalapeno and mint a little at a time until all is well blended. Add more strawberries if you like or feel like 8 wasn’t enough.

Carefully place jalapeno slices one at a time in each popsicle mold. I wouldn’t recommend more than 2-3 per pop, because they are already spicy! For each pop, place one slice in, pour some of your mixture, place another slice, and so on. This is to ensure your slice shows up on the outside of the popsicle.

Chill for one hour in the freezer, and then place your popsicle sticks in each mold. And, voila!

xoxo – Amber