Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Watermelon Popsicles

A yummy sounding recipe from the Common Ground newsletter.

Local Food Recipe: Watermelon Popsicles
Jessy Ruddell, Produce Manager

Watermelon Popsicles? Indeed!

1 cup sugar
Mint leaves, cut into narrow ribbons
Juice of 2 limes
1 small watermelon, cut into chunks
(Optional: blueberries)

Popsicle molds OR paper cups, wooden sticks, and foil

Place sugar in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour into a heatproof container and add the mint leaves. Refrigerate.

Meanwhile, place watermelon chunks, seeds and all, into a blender and puree. Strain the juice through a coarse-mesh strainer into a large bowl. Add lime juice. Strain cooled syrup into the watermelon mixture.

This makes a delicious beverage (especially over ice with a slug of tequila), but I like to make it into popsicles. If you have official popsicle molds, use those. If not, lay out some paper cups on a tray. If you're using blueberries, place a few in the bottom of each cup. Fill each cup 2/3 full of watermelon mixture, cover with foil, and poke a stick into the center. Freeze for at least 8 hours.

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