It has been a minute since I last made popsicles in general. I do love making them, though I find that with frozen desserts, they take a bit more time. That being said, popsicles are super simple to do, and there is a lot less manual or hands-on work that you need to invest in them. With this specific recipe, I wanted to use Yakult and passionfruit to create a super refreshing, summery flavor profile. I love passionfruit(also called lilikoi), because it adds a tartness and the seeds are nice and crunchy. With Yakult, being a yogurt drink, it is tangy, but more sweet than sour. When you combine the two together, you get sweet, sour, and crunchy. I had a lot of edible flowers leftover from a few other posts that I was doing, and that was the rationale behind trying to use them in the popsicles – I have seen edible flower popsicles in the past before, and they are gorgeous. Seeing the flowers suspended in the ice is beautiful and they add a nice pop of color in each popsicle! This recipe is literally just 3 ingredients(edible flowers included), so it is super simple and straightforward to make. I literally spent all of 5 minutes of active time putting them together(not counting the freezing time), so it really does not get any simpler than these!
Makes 4 popsicles:
4 small bottles of Yakult(10.8oz)
In a cup, mix together the Yakult with the passionfruit pulp. Line a silicone popsicle mold with edible flowers(I used pansies but violas work beautifully here as well!). Divide the popsicle mixture across the 4 molds and freeze them solid(3-4 hours in the freezer). Unmold and either serve immediately or store in the freezer in an airtight container.