Moonshine Popsicles: Frozen Digestif Treats

by Aisling Badger August 04, 2017

What if you could soothe your sweet tooth with a popsicle treat that improved your gut, curbed your sugar cravings and gave you relief from any other digestive upset?

Incorporating the bitter flavor into your daily diet supports normal secretion of digestive enzymes and bile, both of which are essential to proper digestive functioning. Not only do bitters provide immediate relief from the irritation of occasional indigestion gas, bloating and heartburn, but they support our digestive system health over the long term.

Because it’s summer and we are hit with a wave of ice cream treats and frozen drinks, we have some inspiration for how to keep it cool, fresh and healthy during the dog days of summer.

These bitter pops have been a favorite and are quite enjoyable as after dinner treats.

The digestive and carminative herbs paired with doses of our herbal bitters make for a delicious digestif that is loved by the whole family. Finding ways to get creative with taking herbs, not only improves your experience with using them in everyday life but provides creative activity, which we could all use a little more of! So unplug, get into the garden and whip up some of these easy digestive popsicles to enjoy throughout the rest of the summer.

Recipes:

Lemon Drop Bitter Pops

A refreshing lemony herbal popsicle

makes 5 pops

  • 1/2 oz Lemon Verbena leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One tablespoon Urban Moonshine Citrus Bitters (this divides into a dose of digestive bitters per pop)

    Bring water to a boil and add the chopped herbs. Cover and infuse for 20 mins. Add the juice of two lemons, honey and bitters, stir well. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze until solid.

    Minty Fennel Digestive Pops

    A minty popsicle with a hint of fennel and a sweet, rounded bitter flavor

    makes 5 pops

    • 1/2 oz peppermint/ mint leaves chopped
    • 1/2 oz fennel seeds
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • One tablespoon honey
    • One tablespoon Urban Moonshine Original Bitters (this divides into a dose of digestive bitters per pop)

    Bring water to a boil and add the chopped herbs. Cover and infuse for 20 mins. Add the honey and bitters, and stir well. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze until solid.

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