One of my favourite things about the summer is the wonderful fresh fruits that are in season, and being able to walk over to the nearby market to buy such a large variety. We love to eat the fruit and vegetables from the market at home as-is or include them in all kinds of different recipes.
This summer, Mikey has been showing a lot of interest in how things are made… including how his favourite foods and treats are made. Popsicles are one of our favourite ways to cool off during the summer months so we decided it would be fun to make our own instead of buying them from the store.
We decided on Watermelon Popsicles, after thinking through all of the different flavours that we might like to try. I thought that watermelon and mint would make a good combination.
In all honesty, the watermelon-mint flavour combination was quite delicate and perhaps a bit too grown-up, Mikey wasn’t particularly keen on it. We ended up making a second batch without the mint which he much preferred. I, on the other hand, thoroughly enjoyed how refreshing the watermelon-mint popsicles were and would likely make them again for myself… even if Mikey didn’t want them. To make plain watermelon popsicles, simply omit the mint leaves from the recipe.
(Makes Approx. 6 Popsicles)
3 cups cubed watermelon
1/3 cup mint leaves
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp Sugar
If you’re using whole watermelon, remove the rind and cut the watermelon into small cubes. If your watermelon has seeds, remove them now.
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree. Pour into the molds and put them in the freezer, preferably overnight to allow the popsicles to freeze well.
When you remove the frozen popsicles, run the molds under warm water for a few seconds first to help them slide out more easily. Then enjoy!
We have some grand plans for making a lot more popsicles this summer, perhaps trying out some different flavour combinations with other fruits we find at the market. Some other flavour combinations you could try with summer fruits are:
Strawberry & Peach
Blueberry & Apricot
Mango & Lime
Lemon, Vanilla & Basil.
If you plan on photographing some of your trips to the market and the delicious food you make this summer, stop by at Live and Love Out Loud today where Kristi has some tips on Photographing Food Creatively.
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