We’re all-in on summer this year, and what better way to enjoy the heat than with that classic summer delight – the popsicle? Actually, there is a better way, and we’ve found it. Read on an infused popsicle recipe and the kitchen staple you’ll be making allll summer long (spoiler – it’s infused simple syrup).
Infused Simple Syrup
Simple syrup is non-negotiable in any number of drinks, from cocktails/mocktails to iced tea, and having a go-to recipe is always a great idea. As you might imagine, simple syrup is a liquid sweetener. But when it’s infused with cannabis, well, that’s when things get interesting. Having some of this on hand means you can turn just about any beverage or dessert into a DIY edible.
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp vegetable glycerin
- 4 grams finely chopped cannabis flower
Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot, then slowly stir in cannabis. Add the sugar, and stir until it’s dissolved completely. Cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes – and don’t let it boil over. Next, uncover the pot, add the vegetable glycerin, and continue cooking for another 7 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture has thickened.
Remove from heat and allow to cool before straining into an airtight jar. Store your syrup in the fridge to keep it fresh.
It’s always a good idea to test your finished syrup to check potency before you start adding it to anything. Once you have an idea of potency, we suggest whipping up some homemade infused popsicles.
Two ingredients and a popsicle mold are all you need for this kicked-up summer treat, which, it goes without saying, is intended for the 21-and-over crowd only. Be sure to keep them well away from children and pets.
- Fruit juice (enough to fill the molds)
- 2-3 tbsp infused simple syrup, or to taste
For a more gourmet version, mix in:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
Combine heavy cream, vanilla, and simple syrup, then stir in juice. Pour into molds and freeze for about ten minutes. Remove to add popsicle sticks, then return to freezer for a few hours until fully frozen. And that’s it!
Another reminder to keep your infused goodies stashed away responsible, but hey, we know you will. Enjoy!