Hello! Have you ever tried edible flowers? I started getting fascinated with the concept a year ago when I tried my hand at growing some edible blue cornflowers in my garden in London. It adds so much vibrancy and colour to your meals and desserts. It can also add flavour. You will find so many edible flower creations on my Instagram account and I totally enjoy the flower power! Today I want to share with you my latest edible flower craze with the recipe for blue ombre edible flower popsicles!
Butterfly pea flower is this magical blue flower which when dried and powdered makes an amazing natural electric blue colour. I have been seeing many creations on Instagram with something blue and I couldn’t resist buying some of this gorgeous blue tea powder online to try making something with it myself. Now the magical thing about this blue powder is that as soon as you add any citrus like lemon or orange juice it turns purple! You can imagine how excited I get with this natural colouring! The health benefits of this flower is that it is an anti-inflammatory and helps improve energy levels and vitality.
When I was visiting my relatives place in Singapore, I realised to my amazement they were growing these flowers in their house. They are bright blue in colour and have a vibrancy that brings a smile to your face! I then came to know it is a plant native to India as well. (My blue tea powder was sourced from Thailand). So I happily picked some flowers and carefully brought it home. Armed with some pretty blue flowers as well as the tea powder I decided I had to make something magical and something blue. Hence I created these blue ombre edible flower popsicles!
I decided to make the recipe as simple and hence use only coconut water, xylitol and lemon juice to make these edible flower popsicles. I experimented with different shades of blue, using different amounts of the butterfly tea powder as well as adding a little lemon juice to get shades of purple and blue. I decided to make them ombre shades of blue as well as some dual coloured popsicles. You can make these single shades of just white and blue and purple to keep it simple. I have given instructions in the recipe below to do both.
I found some methods on the internet to keep the flowers from floating up in the popsicle by semi freezing the popsicles before slowly adding the edible flowers. This will ensure the flower petals will be uniformly spread through the popsicle. If you cannot get your hands on some fresh or dried butterfly pea flower petals then try using any other blue edible flowers like corn flowers or pansies to keep the blue ombre shades.
Finally these pretty edible flower popsicles are also very refreshing and rehydrating because of the coconut water. Perfect on a hot summer’s day or after a sweaty workout, these popsicles can make you feel refreshed and energised! For more summertime popsicle recipes take a look at my recipe for Coconut Mango Chia popsicles as well as my Healthy Yoghurt Breakfast granola popsicle recipes when you want ice cream for breakfast!
Do let me know what you think of these popsicles in the comments below! If you recreate these pretty edible flower popsicles then tag me on Instagram @meghnas_ and use #meghnas so that I can re share your versions on my account.