- 6 cups peeled, cubed melon
- 1/4 cup sugar or honey
- 1/2 cup water
- Fresh mint, basil, rosemary, tarragon, lavender or other herb (optional)
- 1-2 tablespoons lime, lemon or grapefruit juice
Puree melon in a food processor or blender.
In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar or honey to a boil.
Turn off heat. Add whole, fresh herb and allow to steep.
Add citrus juice to blender. Add steeped mixture to taste and desired texture (about 1/2 cup) and puree until smooth. Add more water if too thick.
Pour into molds, leaving 1/4-inch of space at the top. Place sticks in molds and freeze until solid.
Run mold under warm water to release popsicles.
Note: Melon varies in sweetness and density so you’ll need to adjust seasonings. Use the zest of your citrus if you wish to add a zippy flavor.
Replacing the water with coconut milk or add some Greek yogurt to the blended mixture for a creamy popsicle or add other fruits, whole or pureed, to the molds.
You can also create layered pops with different purees by freezing between adding layers.
Try adding things like chili-lime seasoning or fresh ginger instead of herbs.