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Cantaloupe Popsicles

Finally!  The kids are back in school.  I haven't been able to post or read for the last 3 weeks due to trips, sports schedules starting up, volunteer obligations and simple summer exhaustion!  Don't get me wrong, I love my beautiful children.  However, I have me time again and look forward to sharing more on this blog.

Although the kids are back in school, warm summer days are still in high gear.  What better way to enjoy after a long day at school than a fruity, cold popsicle?  This recipe is super easy and relatively healthy.  The recipe calls for cantaloupe but I used a varietal from my farmer's market called a Sweet Tanya Melon.  It's very similar to a cantaloupe in flavor and color.  To make this popsicle even more healthy substitute in agave syrup or stevia for the sugar/simple syrup.

Cantaloupe Popsicles

makes 6 - 10 popsicles depending on mold size (I used Dixie cups with lollipop sticks)

Ingredients:

1 3 lb. Cantaloupe

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Directions:

1.  Remove rind and chop cantaloupe into medium sized chunks.  Set aside

2.  Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until sugar is disolved.  Do not boil.

3.  Combine melon, lime juice and sugar mixture in a blender.  Mix until smooth.

4.  Pour into molds and put in freezer.  After an hour insert sticks.  Freeze until hard.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. They sound wonderful, and very healthy! You might be interested in my latest recipe for Awesome Aubergine Rolls, although that is maybe a dish more for cold weather than for hot! However, if you like it, please vote.
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Thanks! Checking it out now :)
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  2. SnakeWitch
    I didn't know we had to wait for an hour to put in the sticks... or is that because in your recipe, you heat the sugar to dissolve it? My mom used to make our popsicles too, but she would just freeze juice in tupperware molds and always put the sticks in right away... Voted!
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      The sticks don't stand up straight when you put them in liquid. Some molds come with built in sticks so you don't have to worry about that:)
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  3. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Sounds great Virtually Homemade! I've missed you for a couple of weeks. It has been a whole month since you last posted! Glad to see you posting again! Vote #4!
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      So busy with kids...now I'm back! Thanks Carolyn :)
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  4. kristo
    kristo
    voted! sounds very refreshing
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  5. VeganGeorgiaBelle
    VeganGeorgiaBelle
    Voted!!! This is sooo perfect! I actually have some cantaloupe hanging around and will use this this weekend!!!
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Great! Excited that you like it:)
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  6. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    how serendipitous! i just got gifted two giant juicy ripe cantaloupes yesterday and have been trying to think of creative ways to use them all up! perfect! voted! please check out my fancy tofu scramble and new orange avocado salad recipes and vote if you like them. :)
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Voted already! They're awesome :)
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  7. parneesha211
    interesting..voted.
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  8. Roopam
    Thats so simple and yummy...voted!
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  9. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Congrats for making Top Posts Virtually Homemade!
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Thank you!
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  10. Kate Noel
    Kate Noel
    These sound delicious and refreshing! I love cantaloupe and my daughter would probably love these, as well.
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    1. Virtually Homemade
      Virtually Homemade
      Thanks so much. My kids loved them.
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