Real Watermelon Lime Popsicles

July 3, 2020

Summer time hack: Ditch the frozen sugar water food coloring sticks and make Real Watermelon Lime Popsicles!

This is the perfect go-to hot day treat for so many reasons.

For starters: this Popsicle is made of nothing but real watermelon, lime juice and a pinch of salt. (unlike its sugar, corn syrup, water, food dye, chemical importers) You can add some sugar if you bought a big ol' watermelon that is watery and lacking in sweetness. (you're welcome *tips hat)

They're a totally refreshing guilt free snack because watermelon, although deliciously sweet, is about 91% water (hello hydration) and only about 7.5% carbs (hello low sugar). For all you mama's out there, this will satisfy any kids sugar cravings without feeding them garbage and dealing with the sugar high.

And for all you adults out there looking for some booze to keep the sass down because... kids OR looking to sit back and relax with your gal pals; this is the perfect opportunity to impress your guests when you pop the entire watermelon lime pop into their margarita or simple cocktail. (insert Julia Child pouring alcohol)

As far as flavor and texture goes, these pops are just about the same as eating watermelon except colder and absolutely no spitting seeds into your spittoon like a cowboy in an old western. I am seriously obsessed with the naturally layering that occurs as they freeze up, can we talk about how pretty they look? You get the sweetness of the watermelon, tang of a hint of lime and the icy texture you normally love from watermelon melting in your mouth. 

Best part? They are super simple to make.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 Watermelon

1-2 Tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lime

A pinch or two of Sea Salt

optional: 1/4-1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of choice

 

Equipment:

Juicer OR Blender

Fine Mesh Sieve

Popsicle Molds

 

Method:

There are two possible methods for these super simple instructions:

 

Juicer:

  • Roughly chop up watermelon and set aside

  • Slice off all peel and white pith from one whole lime, cut into a few small pieces and set aside

  • Set up your juicer as directed by the manufacturer. Run the fruit through the juicer and discard any pulp.

  • Stir in a pinch of sea salt

  • Taste (if that doesn't taste sweet enough to you, boil 1/2 cup of water with 1/4-1/2 cup sugar and add it to your watermelon mixture when cool)

  • Freeze in Popsicle molds

Enjoy!

 

Blender:

  • Roughly chop up watermelon and set aside

  • Slice off all peel and white pith from the whole lime and set aside

  • Blend fruit until completely liquefied

  • With a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, pour the liquefied mixture into the mesh in order to remove any chunks and seeds. (You may use a spoon or rubber spatula to lightly stir the mixture in the strainer to get it to run through easily)

  • Once strained, stir in a pinch of salt

  • Taste (if that doesn't taste sweet enough to you, boil 1/2 cup of water with 1/4-1/2 cup sugar and add it to your watermelon mixture when cool)

  • Freeze in Popsicle molds

Enjoy!

 

Any extra fruit mixture is good to drink! For a special treat-yo-self moment pour over ice, stir in some cucumber slices and top with a cocktail umbrella (or some vodka)

Happy Summer!

 

 

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KARA'S
COOKING TIPS

#1 

Recipes are never rules!

Use your judgment; if you've made it before and it has worked by shaking not stirring, try it! If the recipe says something will brown after 12 minutes in the oven and your's hasn't browned yet, leave it until you think its brown enough. 

 

#2

Taste, taste, taste!

Any good chef will tell you to taste your food multiple times as you cook. Stick your spoon in and see if it tastes good. Is your food seasoned well? Can it use more salt or pepper? Would you like it if it were a bit sweeter? Everyone's palate is different, if you think it needs something; Go for it!

 

#3

Remember

Its just food... so have some fun!

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