Summer colds are the worst. I guess a cold is never great to have, but it feels especially terrible when the weather is great outside but all you want to do is roll up in a ball of sheets and kleenex and NyQuil and watch The Notebook over and over and over.
Recently I was knocked out with a cold virus that lasted over TWO weeks. I couldn’t shake it. Just when I thought that I was getting better, it knocked me back down with a terrible hacking cough, or a sore throat from hell, or a migraine that felt like my head was run over by a ’64 Gran Turino.
When I’m sick there are a few “prescriptions” that I do religiously:
1. Saltwater gargle (it’s awful…but works)
2. Tea with honey
3. Lime popsicles
I decided to amp up my old store-bought lime popsicles and make my own…because OBVIOUSLY that is going to make me better. Why would going to a doctor or actually getting help do me any good?
Nope, I need the healing powers of lime juice, honey, and tequila…of course.
And these are sherbet popsicles…or sherbERRRT as I pronounce it. I used whole milk, but full fat coconut milk would work wonderfully to make these both dairy free and paleo-friendly treats. Also, the tequila is optional (why?), especially if these will be snacked on my some tiny tots.
Margarita Sherbet Popsicles
- 3 limes, zested and juiced (1/2 cup lime juice and 1 Tablespoon lime zest)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 cups whole milk (or full fat coconut milk for dairy free)
- 2 to 4 tablespoons silver tequila (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Whisk lime juice, lime zest, honey, and milk in a medium bowl until completely combined. Add tequila and salt to taste.
- Pour into popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch of space at the top for expansion. Freeze for at least 4 hours. **See note below about molds.
- When ready to eat, run a bit of hot water over the popsicle mold and the popsicles will release!
**Note about popsicle molds – I have a simple popsicle mold that I bought at target. It comes with its own handles for each popsicle. However, this time I decided to use sticks and see how it would work for those of you without specific molds. I put the filled mold in the freezer for 1.5 hours until it began to firm up. Then I stuck the popsicle sticks into the mold. No need to soak the sticks ahead of time.