We pulled down the last of the oranges. The grapefruit began to fall off on their own. When I gathered them off the ground, many were too soft to give away. But not too soft to juice…
But juice can grow boring. Which got me to thinking….what about homemade popsicles? And so I did.
I used my grandmother’s old-timey juicer. The frozen grapefruit ones just tasted like super cold grapefruit juice. (It made for a better juice than a popsicle.) The orange ones tasted like authentic popsicles. One or two squares and our craving for something sweet disappeared. And refreshing? Wow! I ended up with a sticky, wet mess of a table and two happy tummies. Great for a snack or dessert.
There are a handful of grapefruits left on the tree–about the size of oranges. I plan on pulling them off and creating a citrus scrub with them. The tree does better if all the fruit is removed. Well, allow me to help it out! (I’ll post the citrus scrub if it works.)
Have you ever made your own popsicles? How did they turn out?
Grapefruit thoughts and a citrus cleaner:
- Spo-Reflections on Grapefruit (sporeflections.wordpress.com)
- Things I Want to Try: Ginger Grapefruit Curd (ericametzger.wordpress.com)
- Grapefruit Juice and Medicine May Not Mix (dietarysupplementreporter.wordpress.com)
- DIY All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner (thrivefarm.wordpress.com)