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.
makes 6 - 10 popsicles depending on mold size (I used Dixie cups with lollipop sticks)
1 3 lb. Cantaloupe
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
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.