12 July 2011

watermelon mint popsicles

summer is here.  it's hot out.  hot.  and it got me thinking... can one ever be too old to enjoy a popsicle?  i think not.

my lovely mom left me with a big chunk of juicy watermelon and my fridge is just too jam-packed to fit it in.  my freezer however had a bit a room.  so, i picked up some popsicle molds and into the blender went the watermelon along with some fresh mint from the garden.  i waited anxiously all afternoon for them to freeze, and like a small child waiting for cookies in the oven, i kept peeking into the freezer.

are they done yet?  how 'bout now?  maybe if i just check once more.... and...

{ta-da!}

cold.
sweet.
minty.
refreshing.

{watermelon-mint}

and sans all that garbage found in store-bought popsicles.  

watermelon mint popsicles
2 cups watermelon, chopped
14 big leaves of fresh mint, chopped (about 2 tbsp)
1 tsp agave nectar
squeeze of lime

place the watermelon and mint in a blender and puree until smooth.  add the agave and lime and blend.  taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness as you see fit.  pour into popsicle molds (or dixie cups & popsicle sticks if you're without) and place in the freezer.  wait (patiently) until frozen and enjoy!  a quick rinse under hot running water will help ease the popsicles out of their molds.

{yes please!}

i actually had a little bit of pureed watermelon leftover which i sipped on in the sun.  i'm thinking of whipping this up again and maybe with a bit of rum...

{watermelon mojito?}


{garden mint}

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