Monday, June 11, 2012

Watermelon and Mint Popsicles




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 






Recipe           

Makes about 8 small sized popsicles

Ingredients:

3 cups chopped (deseeded) Watermelon
½ cup Fresh Mint Leaves
3 tbsp Sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon
 ½ cup Water

Method:

   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




9 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Popsicle molds on these! They are too cute, and totally make them look like little watermelons. I need to invest in some myself I think...

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I got these molds in various colors... and that too dirt cheap! less than a dollar for a set of 6.. :)

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  2. Where did you get your molds from? They're cute!

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    1. Are you from Mumbai? If you are, you should be able to find them at the regular general stores that keep plastic wares. I got these from a general store near my house.

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you, will love to be a part of this community.

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  4. extremely delicious even when I could not find these green moulds just neon coloured

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