Popsicles for Summertime
As we reach the peak of summer heat, all I seem to desire poolside are delicious frozen treats. Popsicles are an especially refreshing way to cool down on a hot day. The simple cherry or grape popsicles are a thing of the past giving way to the more sophisticated use of fresh fruit, herbs and even spices like cardamom. Popsicles also happen to be a fantastic medium for getting your daily dose of cannabis in a new, if not chilly, way.
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My marijuana-infused popsicles are so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to share my DIY recipe with all of your friends. They’re the perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue or as a a lovely way to cleanse your palette. Like all of the recipes we have, you can choose the cannabis dosage that works best for you.
Cannabis-Infused Popsicles With Watermelon, Mint & Lime
You can make these popsicles with a high CBD or high THC tincture, depending on your desires and needs. The popsicles can also be medicated in a few different ways, either through the use of medicated coconut oil, medicated simple syrup, or through the simple mixing of tincture into the popsicle mix. My preferred method is with a cannabis tincture, but I’ll share three different ways to make an ice pop.
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Here’s a recipe for my favorite refreshing medicated popsicles that are slightly sweet, extremely refreshing and full of herbaceous bite.
- 3 cups crushed seedless watermelon
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- cannabis tincture (add depending on desired strength)
- 1-3 tbsp medicated simple syrup (depending on desired strength and sweetness)
1-3 tbsp medicated coconut oil
agave or honey to taste
Blend all of the ingredients in a blender or with a hand whisk. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until frozen solid, usually a couple of hours. If you don’t have molds, you can pour the mixture into paper cups. When popsicles are half frozen, insert popsicle sticks.
You can make this recipe with any mix of fruits, citrus juice and herbs that you like. Strawberry and lime are another great combination, as well as strawberry and basil. Tropical popsicles made with mango and pineapple are also a refreshing treat, especially when medicated with coconut oil for an added tropical flare.
If you’re new to cannabis and want to learn more, take a look at our Cannabis 101 post. HelloMD can help you get your medical marijuana recommendation; it’s 100% online, private and efficient.