Perfect Summer Treat
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
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.
1/2 a seedless Watermelon - cubed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Handful of mint
Fresh lemon juice
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.
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!
yum! that looks delicious! perfect for summer nights!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
this is just a lovely idea :) I want to try!ReplyDelete
Yum! These are the quintessential staple of summer! I love Popsicles and watermelon. I may need to try these this weekend.ReplyDelete
ps- my recipe must is spinach in my smoothies. You can't taste them and it is healthy!
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I want it, now... so badly!ReplyDelete
ummmm.....YES PLEASE!!! these look DELISH!ReplyDelete
yum!!!! i will need to try this, I have an obsession with watermelon!ReplyDelete
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! xoxoReplyDelete
oh my goodness, it's totally time for me to buy a popsicle mold since we just bought a watermelon the other day!ReplyDelete
YUM!!!! I just might have to try these!!! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
This is such a yummy and great idea! Love the sharing of your pictures. :)ReplyDelete
You have convinced me I need some popsicle makers. These look divine!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
what a perfect summer treat!! yummmm!ReplyDelete
Yay for popsicles! Can you believe I don't like watermelon? But this looks so good!ReplyDelete
they look so yummy.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Oh, and here's a post that has a few links to recipes we've tried:ReplyDelete
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!
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!ReplyDelete
Oh, yum - this sounds like a perfect escape from the scorching, record-breaking temperatures we have been having this summer!ReplyDelete
What a yummy and healthy treat! I will be using this.ReplyDelete
awww... it's too bad that I'm allergic to watermelon, because these look so refreshing!ReplyDelete
these are awesome... and the best part is that they are so healthy! great for my baby girl's sweet tooth :)ReplyDelete
Those look so fun and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Have you seen Giada make those?...she adds Vodka : )ReplyDelete
i'm SO making these! Yum yum yum!ReplyDelete
i am def going to have to make these! thank you for sharing. they look yummy :]ReplyDelete
I adore Watermelon!! These popsicles look wonderfully refreshing!!! :)ReplyDelete
those look so good, summertime is just so much fun :)ReplyDelete
Uhm these sound amazing and your photos look incredible! On a today like today this would be oh so refreshing :) Nice work Blair! xoReplyDelete
what a delicious summer treat! i am so going to make those :)ReplyDelete
These looks soooo good! I use Grape Juice for the perfect popsicle! But I think these look a little better :)ReplyDelete
Great Blog by the way!
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!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, yummm!!! This looks fabulous and what a great summer treat.ReplyDelete
these look amazingly refreshing . . . i think i'd like to experiment with strawberries and dark chocolate too :-)ReplyDelete
i love watermelon & i love homemade popsicles, i will have to try this. thanks for the idea :)ReplyDelete