Orange Carrot Popsicles
Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 8
I recommend adding a teaspoon of orange or lemon zest to the mixture if you aren't using fresh squeezed orange juice - even if you are, the extra boost of citrus is always welcome as freezing tends to dull flavours slightly.
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp unsweetened gelatin powder (I used 1 Tbsp, as that was the amount in one package)
  • 2 cups orange juice, divided
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  1. In blender, purée carrots, 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) orange juice and water. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in sugar and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large measuring cup, sprinkle gelatin over 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) orange juice. Set aside until gelatin is softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Place sieve over gelatin mixture and strain carrot mixture into it, pressing out as much juice and pulp as possible. Discard solids. Whisk until gelatin is thoroughly dissolved, about 1 minute. Whisk in remaining 1 cup (250 mL) orange juice. Set aside to cool.
  4. Give mixture a quick stir. Pour into molds and freeze until slushy, then insert sticks and freeze until solid, for at least 4 hours. If you are using an ice pop kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Makes about 8 2-oz popsicles.
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