So this summer I got all into making popsicles. Coconut milk & berries. Peach with Greek yogurt. Even plain old water & cucumber “spa” pops. And in a love of creative spirit, I decided to experiment and make a minty pop. It seems attractive, the idea sounds good, but frankly, this was disgusting!
Here is why a minty pop (at least how I did it) is a bad idea:
- The mint leaf was stringy and ruined the texture of the pop.
- The mint leaf, when consumed in giant chunks, tasted bitter.
- The mint flavor did not disperse, it stayed in the giant leaf.
- It was hard to eat the mint leaf because parts stayed frozen to the pop.
I’m not giving up on minty pops, I will definitely try again – just not any time soon! And don’t be discouraged from doing DIY mint flavors, just take into consideration that plopping a giant bitter leaf into a popsicle isn’t the way to do it. Happy pop making!