Strawberry Lemon Ginger Ale Pops: Recipe Swap

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When life hands you lemons – or a vintage recipe for Lemon Sponge Pie – make popsicles. (That’s what I always say, anyway…)

For this installment of the Recipe Swap, Christianna from Burwell General Store selected a recipe for Lemon Sponge Pie. The recipe actually looks pretty great (unlike the infamous “Ham Snails“), but I just couldn’t bring myself to bake a pie.

It doesn’t get hot in Portland very often, but when it does the whole city shuts down. We all turn into whiny, melty puddles. It’s a bit pathetic, really.

That being said, I am guilty of being a whiny, melty puddle this week. It was 102 degrees! There was zero chance I was going to turn on my oven. So, I turned Lemon Sponge Pie into Strawberry Lemon Gingerale Pops. I was really pleased with the results.

They were frosty, tangy, refreshing, and delicious – the perfect cure to my summertime woes.

(Inspired by this recipe from What I Do)
Makes 4 popsicles

1 bottle good quality ginger ale or ginger beer
1 pint of lemon sorbet, softened (Note: you will have sorbet leftover!)
6-8 strawberries, stems removed and diced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon lemon zest

In a small bowl, mix together the diced strawberries, lemon zest, and grated ginger.

Place a spoonful of the strawberry mixture in each popsicle mold. Pour a bit of ginger ale (slowly, as it will fizz!) over the mixture, and top with a dollop of lemon sorbet. Repeat with each mold – strawberries, ginger beer, sorbet – until each is nearly full. Leave a very small amount of headspace at the top. Place lids/sticks the in the molds and freeze overnight.

And, please see below for the other creative contributions to this month’s recipe swap!

7 Responses

  1. PolaM says:

    Ginger ale popsicles? Count me in! They must be delicious!!

  2. alex says:

    sounds like we were in the same boat this weekend! popsicles look awesome…loving the flavor combo!

  3. Yay for swapping together again! I must say I’ve MISSED this part of it! I LOVE the idea of layering popsicles, which I’ve never done for no specific reason. Definitely utilizing this recipe asap. Hugs from NY!

  4. Kim Bee says:

    Okay this is brilliant. Why didn’t I make popsicles? I am now off to make popsicles.

  5. sarah says:

    102?! Sounds like Texas :) I’ll be making these very soon…

  6. Lars says:

    why didn’t I see this last week? I bought the popsicle molds but was too “melted” to even find a recipe. Now that we’re back to a reasonable temp I’m ready to make these. Yum!

  7. Just here to say I miss you…I don’t know if our swap group fell apart or if my schedule and missing it once got me sent to my room, but I’ll bop over here to catch up on you when I can.

    I had a summer of pops and ice cream with and without booze; HOT HOT HOT it was. This continues I’m leaving Denver for the high country!

    Just hi. :)

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