Summer brings its joys! As much as I have cribbed about the heat the past few weeks, I have enjoyed the summer bounty of delicious fruits like, mangoes, cherries, peaches, lychees, watermelons and the pleasurable cold treats that summers brings along with it and make the season enjoyable.
Last weekend I made some watermelon & mint Ice pops/Popsicles... These were so much fun and undeniable soul satisfying in the heat of the afternoon.
Extremely simple to make and the combinations that could be used to make these cold treats, are just limited to one’s imagination....Just blend and pop them into the freezer and enjoy them on a hot day or on a cold one if you like J
Makes about 8 small sized popsicles
3 cups chopped (deseeded) Watermelon
½ cup Fresh Mint Leaves
3 tbsp Sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon
½ cup Water
1) Boil the Sugar & water together for about 6-8 mins to make the simple syrup.
2) Blend the water melon, simple syrup, lemon juice & mint together in a mixer/food processor for about 3-5 mins.
3) Pour the blended mix in Popsicle moulds & freeze it for at least 3-4 hours or until it is solid.
4) To unmould, dip the popsicle moulds in running water or leave out for a few minutes.
P.S: In case you are in the mood for a boozy popsicle, you can add 4 tbsp of White Rum while blending and enjoy a frozen Watermelon Mojito on a stick. J