Full of intoxicating Elderflower & Citrus flavors, these Elderflower Popsicles are a fabulous way to cool down this Summer! And they are gorgeous enough for special occasions!
I have a special love affair with Elderflowers; their lovely, summery fragrance coupled with their pristine white elegance tugs at my heartstrings and I am drawn to them, whenever and wherever I glimpse them.
It helps of course that I have an elder tree in my own backyard, which blooms beautifully every summer, enabling me to make my own Elderflower Cordial.
This year, summer has arrived way too early in my part of the world (not that I’m complaining) but it also meant that elderflowers were in full bloom even before I realised it! Gorgeous, aren’t they?
I still have some cordial left over from last year (it freezes beautifully, in case you are wondering!) so this year I’m going to leave the elderflower blooms on the tree to ripen into elderberries and make something with them instead.
In the meantime, we are enjoying the cordial in other forms. In lemonade, of course, but the cordial tastes amazing with some sparkling wine!
And delicious when drizzled over pound cakes and madeleines! And in Cocktails! Can you tell I’m just a little bit obsessed?
I think these Elderflower popsicles though, are the most refreshing way to enjoy the incredible flavor of elderflowers! They are full of intoxicating citrus and elderflower flavors and they will help you cool right down.
They are also ridiculously easy to make and there is absolutely no cooking involved, cos seriously, when it is already hot, why would you want to turn the stove on??
To pretty them up, I added some elderflowers and violas right into the popsicle moulds.
The elderflower fragrance gets even more enhanced and they sure look good, don’t they? Almost like there is old lace in there?
I love their shabby-chic look! For some strange reason they remind me of the tragic Miss Havisham from Dickens’ Great Expectations. These would be awesome for a farmhouse wedding, I think!
Did I mention already about how easy they are to make? And that they are made with 2 ingredients? That’s right, just 2 ingredients. OK, plus water and edible flowers, which are completely optional!
Do you like Elderflowers? Do you have some unique recipes using elderflower cordial? Would love to hear from you!
By the way, if you are in for a bit of DIY, here is my easy recipe for Elderflower Cordial, tried and tested many times, over the years!
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- 165 ml Elderflower Cordial
- 330 ml Water
- (You may need to adjust the quantity of water and cordial to fit your popsicle molds. It should be a 1:2 ratio)
- 1 Lemon
- Edible Flowers, optional (I used Elderflowers & Violas)
- In a bowl, mix together the elderflower cordial and water.
- Halve the lemon and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Mix it all together.
- Pour this liquid into popsicle molds.
- Add edible flowers if using.
- Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour.
- Remove and insert popsicle sticks.
- Return to the freezer and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
- To remove the popsicles run the molds under hot water for 10 seconds and then pull the popsicles out of the molds.
- Store in the freezer in freezer-safe bags.
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Sharing this deliciousness at Angie’s Fiesta Friday with this week’s co-hosts Lindy @ Love in the Kitchen and Liz @ Spades, Spatulas & Spoons and at Saucy Saturdays with Dini, Jennifer, Swayam and Christine.