Minty watermelon popsicles

Making all kinds of popsicle is one summer activity I really enjoy doing with the kids. They love thinking up flavors and combinations, pouring the different fruit mixes into the molds and the part they love the most is unmolding the popsicles. The part they hate is waiting for the popsicles to solidify. To tell you the truth that is the part I hate the most too because depending on what mix is waiting for them in the freezer they can check on it anywhere from every half an hour to every couple of hours with the question:(Muuuuuuuuuuuuum is it done yet?).These minty watermelon popsicles are my son’s favorite at the moment. They are really easy to make, super refreshing and nothing can quinch your thirst and cool you down like watermelons.

Flavors

You can flavor watermelon popsicles with a variety of flavors. You can use ready made syrups like pomegranate syrup or rose syrup or you can infuse your own simple syrup with your favorite flavors. Mint, cinnamon, orange peel all work beautifully with watermelon.

Do I really have to buy those popsicle molds to make these?

No you don’t. You can easily make these using plastic or paper cups. Fill them then cover the tops with plastic wrap and poke a popsicle stick through the plastic wrap in the center of the cup, the plastic wrap will hold the stick in place.

But I don’t have popsicle sticks

No problem. If you have some disposable chop sticks, cut them in half and use them instead of popsicle sticks

Before we get to the recipe, tell me my dear reader, have you ever made a popsicle at home? what is your favorite flavor?

Minty watermelon popsicle

3 cups watermelon cut into cubes

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup simple syrup or rose syrup

1/4 cup mint

Simple syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Flavoring agent (optional you can add things like cinnamon or orange peel )

In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water and your flavoring of choice

Boil for 5 minutes

To make the popsicles

In the food processor pulse all the ingredients until smooth

Pour the liquid into a colander that you have placed over a bowl (this is done to remove the seed fragments )

Pour the liquid in your popsicle mold

Freeze the minty watermelon popsicle over night

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