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Friday, June 01, 2012

Watermelon-Mint Pops | Family Economics

By Erin

watermelon mint popsThere isn’t anything more refreshing in the summer than popsicles, especially homemade ones with fresh fruit.

This busy mom is short on time and these watermelon-mint pops are a great way to “cheat” and make homemade popsicles in a flash. This recipe doesn’t require any “blending” or freezing. All you do is make a simple lime and mint leaf juice to soak the watermelon in so that it takes on a bit of the flavors. Then, let them drip-dry and enjoy!

I recommend eating them outdoors on a hot summer day and let the juices drip all over your chin into the grass.

This does require the use of popsicle sticks or tongue depressors. If you can’t get your hands on some tongue depressors, you can make larger wedges. When using popsicle sticks, I recommend cutting thinner and smaller wedges.

Ingredients

1/4 watermelon, sliced
1/4 cup lime juice
1 bunch mint leaves, chopped
Popsicle sticks or tongue depressors

Directions

Cut the watermelon into wedges and thinly slice (about 1/4-1/3 inch thick rind) into “popsicles.”

In a shallow baking dish, gently whisk together the lime juice with 1 cup of water and stir in the mint leaves.

Place the wedges into the lime juice and let soak for a few minutes. Flip them over and let the other side soak. Remove them from the juice and let the juice drip off.

Insert the popsicle stick or tongue depressor into the center of the rind. Make a thin slit with a knife to make it easier to press the popsicle stick in.

Take outside and enjoy a refreshing, homemade “cheater” popsicle!

What’s your favorite way to make homemade popsicles?

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On Friday, June 01, 2012, Nancy wrote

I would have loved to have pinned this recipe to Pinterest but don't see an option. ;(

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