Grapefruit thyme popsicles
These grapefruit thyme popsicles are made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and a homemade thyme-infused syrup for a refreshing and healthy summer treat!
That’s right, summer is officially here. So to celebrate the start of my favourite season, we’re doing grapefruit thyme popsicles today. Perfect for summer, and just in time to kick off the weekend too!
I always feel so accomplished when summer rolls around. After the long winter, I just have this feeling of….”I made it!” And to make the start of summer even better, the suns out and it’s a long weekend here! (Well, for most people anyways….you can find me working on some new recipes over the weekend!)
This also marks one week until my move into a new apartment! I’m SO excited and I can’t wait to share some posts on the blog about my kitchen set up, organization, and favourite products. If you follow along with my Instagram stories I shared some of my favourite products I just got to furnish my new kitchen.
But more on that later, for now, let’s talk a bit more about these grapefruit thyme popsicles!
Besides the fact that they taste SO refreshing, can we just talk about how pretty these are? I was so excited when I took these out of their moulds, it was like unwrapping a gift on the holidays. I wasn’t completely sure how they would turn out, but I’m happy to say that the mix of grapefruit juice and coconut water in this recipe makes these popsicles clear enough that you can have a peek at the grapefruit segments and thyme inside.
A few notes on the recipe
You can substitute the coconut water with more grapefruit juice if you like, but the popsicles may be a bit cloudier and less “see through.” The coconut water is sweet with a slight caramel flavour, and also gives a ton of electrolytes and nutrients added to these pops.
I’d also recommend tasting your liquid popsicle mixture before pouring it into the moulds. My grapefruits were quite sweet on their own, but if your grapefruits are a little sour or bitter, you may want to add a touch more maple syrup to the recipe.
I used big thyme which I have growing in my garden for these popsicles, but if you only have regular thyme on hand it will work just as well. I just love using big thyme for the look of it!
If you’d like to make these grapefruit thyme popsicles but you’re not ready to commit to buying a popsicle mould, you can get creative with these alternatives ways to make popsicles without a mould. I use this popsicle mould to make this recipe.
These grapefruit thyme popsicles are:
- Naturally vegan & gluten-free
- High in vitamin C
- Naturally sweetened
- Filled with hydrating electrolytes
Enjoy these refreshing popsicles as a snack or dessert. They’re perfect to share for a summer bbq too! If you’re looking for some more great popsicle recipes make sure to try out these vegan mango lassi popsicles next!Print
Grapefruit thyme popsicles
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 10 popsicles 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freeze
- Cuisine: American
These popsicles are loaded with grapefruit segments and fresh grapefruit juice for the ultimate refreshing summer treat!
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- 3 tbsp water
- a handful fresh thyme
- 2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (approx 3 large grapefruits)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 grapefruit, skin cut off and cut into segments
- 10 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Place the maple syrup, water and thyme in a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
- Mix the grapefruit juice, coconut water and thyme syrup together in a pitcher.
- To assemble the popsicles, place a grapefruit segment and sprig of thyme into each popsicle mould. Pour the liquid mixture into the moulds until full.
- Place the cover onto the moulds and insert the popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
- To remove the popsicles from the mould, run them under hot water for 30 seconds and then gently pull on the popsicle sticks.
Depending how naturally sweet your grapefruits are, you may want to add more or less maple syrup
- Serving Size: 1 popsicle
- Calories: 50
- Sugar: 11g
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
Keywords: grapefruit popsicle, ice pop
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I made these this weekend and they are really refreshing ! I have a sweet tooth and I’m trying to cut back on sugar and these are great – thank you – I’m going to experiment with some low sugar fruit like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries for some variation, ginger and strawberry could be interesting! 🙂
Happy you enjoyed them Harry! Thsese are perfect for a refreshing treat!
Love these! However, just a quick question – your recipe says thyme but I believe the popsicles in the image have oregano! Which one did you find was better?
Hi Tayler, thank you! The herb in the images is actually thyme-it’s a variety of thyme I’m not sure of the exact name I refer to it as ‘big thyme’. Tastes the exact same but it has bigger leaves 🙂
I love these Jess! Your explanation is so clear, and I love your photographs, beautiful close ups! So summery
They look so fresh and delicious!
Such a great recipe, Jess.
Just perfect for hot and sunny days! 🙂
Thanks Bianca! They’re definitely a refreshing treat!