Say hello to summer, Melbourne. 45 degrees of heatwave this week is not a joke and it’s so hard to bear! I am melting – I would give anything to be in the freezer right now. My popsicles are melting too – notice the melting ice in the picture? LOL. It was really hard to photograph ice pop in this weather but speed counts.
As promised, here’s another new recipe to enjoy this week. You can get my first recipe Ribena Longan Popsicles here. Popsicles bring back sweet memories of my child hood in Malaysia, the weather is so hot that I would wait for Mr Ice Cream on bicycle with funny bell. With just 10cents on hand, I can buy a cordial popsicle to enjoy.
Popsicles are wonderful treat for the whole family and perfect for adults and children of all ages. Try it, I’m sure you’ll like it. For no apparent reason, watermelon and mint combination is a match made in heaven.
5 cups diced watermelon (make sure it’s in-season and sweet)
1 cup mint leaves
1/3 cup sugar, to taste
Juice of 1/2 lime, to taste
Ice Pop mold, to freeze
Ice pop sticks
1. Dice watermelon and de-seed.
2. Mix watermelon, mint leaves, sugar, lime in a blender and puree. I use a stick blender.
3. Pour puree into molds and freeze for at least 5 hours. My lil’ one gets very excited when I make popsicles and she will ask me every hour. To make it less stressful, typically I’ll make this the night before and freeze overnight.
4. To un-mold, just run warm water around the mold and slowly pull the popsicles out.
Check out my other popsicle recipes at Pop Series.