My popsicle mold has been getting quite the workout lately. I bought this one last year and I absolutely love it.
So much so that I’ve been inspired to do a weekly “popsicle series” – all summer! Every Wednesday till Labor Day I’ll be sharing a new recipe – and I’m kind of super-excited about it!
This will be a highly personal collection of my very favorite ingredients and flavor combinations, and will range from fruity to creamy, to boozy to soda-y.
Yes I did just write the word soda-y.
Let’s get started then!
I’m embarrassed to admit that I am not a huge fruit eater. Though I’ve been insistent that my kids eat at least 2 servings of fruit each day, I have not set the greatest example. Sitting down to a bowl of fresh fruit simply does not interest me.
There are a few exceptions though – and tops on my list are all the melons. Cubes of sweet, ripe honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon are as tasty to me as they are pretty to look at – perfect for a batch of these striped pops.
You could use one, two or all three melons to make these lovelies – the mixture comes together in a few minutes; the most time consuming part is waiting for each layer to freeze.
So worth it though, don’t you think?
Come back every Wednesday for another pop – it’s going to be a great summer!
adapted from Bon Appetit
2 c. 1″ cubed peeled honeydew
2 c. 1″ cubed seeded watermelon
6 T. fresh lime juice, divided
4 T. honey, divided
4 T. sugar, divided
Puree honeydew, 3 T. lime juice, 2 T. honey, 2 T. sugar and 2 T. water in a food processor till smooth. Transfer to a sieve set over a measuring cup; press on solids to extract the puree. Repeat with watermelon. Pour enough watermelon puree into each popsicle mold to fill about 1/4 of the way up. Freeze till solid. Pour enough honeydew puree into each popsicle mold to fill about 1/4 of the way up. Freeze until slushy – about 30 minutes – then place popsicle sticks in and freeze till solid. Repeat with remaining purees, freezing after each layer.
To release the pops, hold molds briefly under hot water.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver