These popsicles are totally give me summer vibes. I’m writing this while it’s raining, and I might be tempted to turn on the fireplace (I’m a wimp in the cold!), but these popsicles give me a glimmer of hope that summer is on its way. In a matter of days, we’ll be enjoying these out on the patio and they’ll make the perfect summer treat for your family. Wait, who am I kidding!? I’m totally going to eat these even when it’s cold out, because I can never resist a frozen treat!
Eating these makes me want to be on a patio somewhere, face planting into a big slice of watermelon. Watermelon, or basically ANY kind of melon, is the ultimate summer fruit! When you can let the juices run down your hands and arms to then wash it off using the outdoor sprinkler that the kids have been jumping through. Am I right?
These summer popsicles are made with a watermelon mint layer and then cantaloupe mixed with lime juice. You could make these popsicles into a boozy treat, but we’re making these for the family, so it’s alcohol-free…..for now.
But back to these summer popsicles!! You could mix up the fruit and herb combinations, but I really love the freshness that mint gives to these treats….and also because it was the only herb left in my fridge…minor details though. I added a little lime juice too, so it’s almost as if we’re making a delicious mojito, which means that rum would go perfectly in these popsicles!
- ½ cup water
- ¼ honey
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- 6 mint leaves
- 2 cups chopped cantaloupe
- 1 oz lime juice
- popsicle molds and sticks
- In a small sauce pan, heat the water and honey over low heat until the honey dissolves approx 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool
- Add the chopped watermelon to the food processor or blender along with 2 tbsp of simple syrup and pulse until smooth. Add the mint leaves and pulse only until the mint is chopped fine. Pour into the popsicle moulds about 1-2 inches high and place the popsicle sticks into the molds. Freeze until completely frozen, approx 4 hours to overnight.
- Place the cantaloupe and 2 tbsp of simple syrup into the food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Add the lime juice. Remove the molds from the freezer and pour the cantaloupe mixture over the frozen watermelon layer. Freeze again until frozen.
- When ready to serve, run the molds until warm water until the popsicles loosen slightly then gently pull to release the popsicles. Serve immediately or place back in the freezer until ready to eat.
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