Since there doesn't seem to be an end in sight yet to the hot weather, I've decided to keep focusing on recipes that will help cool us off. Watermelon and lime are two perfect examples of fruit that do that well.
So here is a recipe that makes a wonderful ice pop as well as a refreshing and tasty drink over ice.
Watermelon and Lime Ice Pops
|Watermelon and Lime Ice Pops|
Forget the store bought who knows what is in them type popsicles and look no further than your produce department to make your own ice pops.
* About 4 cups of fresh watermelon
(I left the seeds in)
* Juice of one lime
* A big squeeze of Agave Nectar
(maybe 1- 2 Tbsp) depending on the sweetness of the melon you have
* 1/4 cup water (optional)
* Pinch of sea salt
Blend all in a blender and pour into mold
I placed the top in place and let the pops freeze for about 2 hours.
Then I placed the sticks into the mold. This keeps the sticks from either floating up or sinking all the way to the bottom.
I chose to use the kind of molds with sticks, as opposed to the ones with the plastic sticks so that I could remove from mold when done, store and reuse the molds.
After frozen solid, let thaw a few minutes and pull from molds.
Now if you don't want to freeze this into pops, you can just pour it over ice and enjoy it as
Watermelon and Lime Aqua Fresca