It's hot. Really, really hot. Not only is it hot and muggy outside, but it is hot inside too. You see, our air conditioner stopped working properly and it is quite miserable inside the apartment right now. When it's this hot you need something cold to eat. Enter popsicles. No more of this baking nonsense! The last thing I'm going to do is turn on the oven. It's honestly so hot I'm not even interested in eating a brownie or cookie or cupcakes; all I want is something cold and refreshing.
Part of my motivation for purchasing a popsicle mold was to make fruit-only popsicles without any sweeteners or artificial ingredients. I wanted a popsicle that is as healthy as eating fresh fruit. These watermelon mint popsicles achieve that goal. They are a sweet, guilt-free snack perfect for anytime of the day.
The only change I would make would be to add more mint. I loved biting into the little flecks of mint with the fresh pop of flavor, and I wanted more! Other than that, the tang from the lime juice balanced the sweet from the watermelon. All the flavors are natural and it tastes like you are eating watermelon on a stick. It's time to cool off this summer and make some popsicles!
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Watermelon Popsicles Adapted from In Sonnet’s Kitchen Yield - 10 popsicles
4 cups seedless, roughly chopped watermelon 1 lime 1/4 teaspoon salt 5-6 fresh mint leaves
- Chop the watermelon and add to a blender or food processors. Add the juice of the lime and the salt to the blender.
- Puree until super smooth.
- Julienne and then roughly chop the mint leaves. Add a few pieces to each popsicle mold. Pour the watermelon puree over the mint leaves.
- Add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight until the popsicles are frozen.
- Unmold and wrap in wax paper. Store in a large plastic bag in the freezer.