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.
Fortunately, I am an indoors for most of the day so I don’t have to deal with it very much.
Indoors…making popsicles, that is!
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.
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.
- 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon, divided
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
- 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- Add 4 cups of the cubed watermelon plus the honey, mint and lime juice in a blender.
- Blend until well-pureed.
- Add the remaining 1 cup watermelon and pulse 8-10 times (this will add extra watermelon flavor, but will also make it somewhat chunky).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.