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Perfect Summer Treat

Watermelon Mint Popsicles
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Our sweet friends Melissa & Scott shared their Watermelon Mint Sorbet with us last week. It was so good I thought I was in heaven. I stole their recipe & turned them into popsicles. It was super easy.

Ingredients:
1/2 a seedless Watermelon - cubed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Handful of mint
Fresh lemon juice
Salt

How to:
Make a simple syrup by adding 1/2 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup of boiling water. Once dissolved, roll a generous handful of mint between your fingers (it wakes up the oils) and add to syrup to steep. Remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes. Strain syrup through sieve, mushing all extra moisture from the leaves and allow to cool.

Puree cubed watermelon and mint syrup. Don't be scared -- but the syrup will be green. Experiment with how much syrup you want to add -- depends on how sweet or minty you prefer. To bring out flavors, add 2 pinches of salt and squeeze in half a lemon. Once pureed, immediately pour into molds & freeze.


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We bought some cheap molds from Wal-mart & also poured the mixture into glasses. I'm kinda digging how easy making good/healthy/cheap popsicles is. I think I'd like to buy a better mold -- I'm really digging these.

Let me know if you have any good popsicle recipes or tips!
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36 comments...:

  1. yum! that looks delicious! perfect for summer nights!

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  2. Oh yum!! Fresh watermelon is the MOST refreshing thing on a hot summer day!! :) I'm definitely going to try making some of these popsicles!!

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  3. this is just a lovely idea :) I want to try!

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  4. Yum! These are the quintessential staple of summer! I love Popsicles and watermelon. I may need to try these this weekend.

    xo
    Marcie

    ps- my recipe must is spinach in my smoothies. You can't taste them and it is healthy!

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  6. ummmm.....YES PLEASE!!! these look DELISH!

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  7. yum!!!! i will need to try this, I have an obsession with watermelon!

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  8. Yumm, this looks amazing!! :) I'm not sure if I tyold you this yet already, but I gave your blog an award! Its on my blog right now, come check it out! xoxo

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  9. oh my goodness, it's totally time for me to buy a popsicle mold since we just bought a watermelon the other day!

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  10. YUM!!!! I just might have to try these!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. This is such a yummy and great idea! Love the sharing of your pictures. :)

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  12. You have convinced me I need some popsicle makers. These look divine!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
    <3

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  13. what a perfect summer treat!! yummmm!

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  14. Yay for popsicles! Can you believe I don't like watermelon? But this looks so good!

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  15. Wow those look good! I've been having a great time making homemade pops this summer. I have the rocket-shaped and star-shaped tovolo molds, and they are great. We've been sticking mostly to yogurt/fruit combos, but I love this idea!

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  16. Oh, and here's a post that has a few links to recipes we've tried:

    http://mwazloves.blogspot.com/2010/06/pops.html

    The lemon-yogurt-raspberries are my fave so far, although this week I did a variation on the strawberry-yogurt by adding blueberries and raspberries. SO good!

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  17. Oh, yum! And I love the addition of the mint, how refreshing! I haven't done popsicles but I'm big on spa water in summer - lemons, cucumbers and mint, steeped in distilled water and chilled! XO!

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  18. Oh, yum - this sounds like a perfect escape from the scorching, record-breaking temperatures we have been having this summer!

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  19. What a yummy and healthy treat! I will be using this.

    Rachael

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  20. awww... it's too bad that I'm allergic to watermelon, because these look so refreshing!

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  21. these are awesome... and the best part is that they are so healthy! great for my baby girl's sweet tooth :)

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  22. Those look so fun and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Have you seen Giada make those?...she adds Vodka : )

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  24. i'm SO making these! Yum yum yum!

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  25. i am def going to have to make these! thank you for sharing. they look yummy :]


    xoxo

    jasminephlbrick.blogspot.com

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  26. I adore Watermelon!! These popsicles look wonderfully refreshing!!! :)

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  27. those look so good, summertime is just so much fun :)

    xoxo

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  28. Uhm these sound amazing and your photos look incredible! On a today like today this would be oh so refreshing :) Nice work Blair! xo

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  29. what a delicious summer treat! i am so going to make those :)

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  30. These looks soooo good! I use Grape Juice for the perfect popsicle! But I think these look a little better :)



    Great Blog by the way!

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  31. I've been putting mint in my smoothies, and I'm shocked at how great it tastes.. I'm going to have to try these!!!

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  32. Oh, yummm!!! This looks fabulous and what a great summer treat.

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  33. these look amazingly refreshing . . . i think i'd like to experiment with strawberries and dark chocolate too :-)

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  34. i love watermelon & i love homemade popsicles, i will have to try this. thanks for the idea :)

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