Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Okay, so it can get pretty darn hot out here in Austin.

It’s not just the heat, though.  Really, it’s the humidity that can make it uncomfortable.  Surprisingly, however, it’s not as bad as I thought it could be.  It’s actually do-able.

Kinda.  Most days.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Fortunately, I am an indoors for most of the day so I don’t have to deal with it very much.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Indoors…making popsicles, that is!

I have been wanting to make popsicles for about a bazillion years now.
Watermelon Mint Popsicles

A few summers ago, I made Watermelon Sorbet and it was fantastic.  I decided to try making watermelon mint popsicles this time, but with honey and lime for some added flavoring.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

I hope you enjoy them — they are super refreshing and yummy, especially in this Austin heat.  They are also a blast to make with the kids.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles
 
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Try out these delicious and refreshing Watermelon Mint Popsicles this summer!
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Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon, divided
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
Instructions
  1. Add 4 cups of the cubed watermelon plus the honey, mint and lime juice in a blender.
  2. Blend until well-pureed.
  3. Add the remaining 1 cup watermelon and pulse 8-10 times (this will add extra watermelon flavor, but will also make it somewhat chunky).
  4. If you prefer to remove all texture from the popsicles, you can press the blended mixture through fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth at this time, but it's not necessary.
  5. Depending on how sweet your watermelon is, you may want to play around with adding a bit more honey or lime, so taste for flavor BEFORE pouring into molds.
  6. Pour the mixture into freezable molds and freeze for 3-5 hours to set, depending on the size of your mold. If you don't have popsicle molds, just fill some paper or plastic cups and add popsicle sticks after they have been in the freezer for 2-3 hours (wait the 2-3 hours as this will help with keeping the popsicle sticks straight in the popsicles). Once frozen, run under warm running water for a few seconds to loosen.

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

6 comments… add one

  1. dina June 17, 2014, 11:27 am

    they look refreshing!

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  2. Kay June 20, 2014, 12:45 pm

    :) Oooooh I’ll definitely be making these!!! I live in Hawaii, and it gets very humid too. Especially in August! Like you, I’ve been wanting to make popsicles for so long…I just haven’t gotten around to buying some popsicle molds. In the meantime I will use them cups and chopsticks….;) Thank you for this recipe!

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  3. Winnie June 20, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! I will use my Vitamix as it will freeze it right in the container. Thanks for such a yummy sounding combo!! Mint plants in my yars so I always look for ways to use it!

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