Lavender Lemonade Popsicles

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Doesn't that title just sound like summer? I remember in college, my girlfriends and I would go out to lunch at this very small, rustic, and lovely tea house where they served lavender  lemonade. I had never heard of it before then and have loved the flavor combination ever since. So when, one Saturday at the farmer's market, I saw my favorite vendor was selling both fresh lemons and lavender, I knew I had to try my hand at turning my favorite summer refreshment even more refreshing.

 

1 small handful of fresh, rinsed lavender flowers

1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

2 cups boiling water for the infusion

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup more of cold water

 

In a medium bowl, coat the lavender flowers with honey/maple syrup. 

 

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Pour the boiling water over the flower mixture and let it stand for 30 minutes

 

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After the mixture has been infused, strain the flowers out by pouring the mixture through mesh strainer or a cheese cloth. Stir in lemon juice and the cup of cold water. Taste of tartness/sweetness. Pour into molds and freeze over night.