Cara Cara Orange Ice Pops

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I feel silly even posting these, but my kids loved them, so why not?

My kids fell in love with cara cara oranges over the winter. They’re a little sweeter than regular oranges, and are a lovely pinkish-orange on the inside (which totally did not translate to these ice pops). Last week I came home with two big bags of them, and thought that making ice pops would be a great way to use some of them up.

Cara Cara Orange Ice Pops

1 cup cara cara orange juice

1/4 cup simple syrup*

Combine the juice and simple syrup in a large measuring cup with a spout, and mix well.  Pour into ice pop molds (or small paper cups). Place in freezer for about an hour, until the mixture starts to freeze. Insert popsicle sticks, and return to freezer until completely frozen

Makes 4 ice pops (or more, or less, depending on your molds)

*To make simple syrup: Combine equal amounts of water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Note: You can obviously make these with any oranges (or any citrus, really). Just adjust the amount of simple syrup accordingly. You want it to taste a little sweeter than you want the finished product to taste, since it will taste less sweet when frozen.

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2 thoughts on “Cara Cara Orange Ice Pops

  1. not at all silly! I’m actually going to use this as a guideline for my near-future fruit pops for stella. My mom always used straight juice for ours, but the simple syrup addition will be a really great one. yay for cara caras! I wonder why the pink color didn’t carry over to the pops? although they are a really beautiful peach-ish color, so maybe it did a little bit.

  2. Sometimes the simplest things are the best! Orange ice pops ,any time of year, bring the summer closer. 🙂 I have seen very cute ice pop molds all over the place lately. The world is going to NEED this recipe soon. 🙂

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