Watermelon-Lemon Pops and Cantaloupe Pops

Posted: August 10, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Dessert, Ice cream, Juice/cooler
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Colors of Ice pops take you back to your childhood, the time when the bell of the Ice Cream vendors push cart would get you all excited. You would wait for his usual time of arrival in your neighbourhood on a hot Indian Summer afternoon. Take the money from parents and run to the vendor, peek into the ice box and pick ice pop from riot of color going on. The dripping of melting ice, sugar and color in your mouth and hands, what a wonderful time was that.

The higher the mercury goes, the more often I feel like whipping up some frozen treats  to enjoy with family and friends. I was thinking of making some Popsicle at home since the summer started. Not only are they delicious, super pretty, and easy to make, but there’s so much room for creativity when you make them! In the heat of summer this is the best way to keep yourself hydrated and cool without even feeling guilty.

What I love about these frozen treats is that you have complete control over the ingredients and can make it as healthy as you want them to be. With all the fresh fruits in season, I can think of about a million other delicious flavors combination to make in coming months.

Watermelon-Lemon Pops

Watermelon-Lemon Pops

Ingredients:

For Watermelon-Lemon Pops:

Makes 6-8 Ice Pops

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup watermelon rind flesh(scoop out the flesh  from the rind), chopped
  • 2 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • pinch of salt

Method:

  • In a blender, combine the watermelon flesh with 2 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt and blend until smooth. You can add a couple of tablespoon of water if needed. Transfer to a large glass measuring cup. Set aside.
  • Place the watermelon rind  with 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, water, salt and blend until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • Pour watermelon flesh mixture into ice pop /ice cream molds, filling them three-fourths full. Freeze until partially frozen, about 1 hour.
  • Insert sticks and top with the watermelon rind mixture, filling the molds until full.
  • Freeze until ready to enjoy!
Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

Ingredients:

Makes 6-8 Ice Pops

  • 3 cups chopped ripe cantaloupe
  • 2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • pinch of salt
 Cantaloupe Pops

Cantaloupe Pops

 Cantaloupe Pops

Cantaloupe Pops

Method:

  • In a blender, combine the cantaloupe with 2 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt, water and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large glass measuring cup.
  • Pour the  mixture into ice pop /ice cream molds, filling the molds until full. Freeze until partially frozen, about 1 hour.
  • Insert sticks when the pops are partially frozen.
  • freeze until ready to enjoy!!
 Cantaloupe Pops

Cantaloupe Pops

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Comments
  1. khushi says:

    ooo..they are so pretty!!….love to have these pops anytime….
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  2. Those look absolutely perfect for these hot summer days!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  3. Rinku Naveen says:

    Oooh…Yummy! Love this Suman. I too enjoy it with kids. Loved both the pops.
    I tried your pizza recipe and it was a super duper hit at home. I am sure never to try any other recipes. Thanks so much for sharing….

  4. Plateful says:

    Looking at your space when I’m fasting is torture…! I’m drooling at those pops, especially the refreshing cantaloupe ones. Oh my!

  5. Manju says:

    I JUST got some watermelon from the store today. ive gotta make this pops this weekend!!

  6. hi suman, may b only you blog on this classic pops… the colors are so vibrant and tempting to my taste buds..as usual you always have great recipes to share .thanks and happy weekend

  7. roshan says:

    super cool pops there…

  8. arthi says:

    OMG!!awesome..looks so refreshing..

  9. Jayasri says:

    beautiful clicks, just drooling over them, nice job, first time here, what a lovely looking blog you have, thanks for visiting me and for the lovely comments too.., will come back and check out your recipes

  10. Priti says:

    I want to grab one from each…..looks cue n yum

  11. Priya says:

    Omg, feel like relishing those pops,simply incredible..

  12. Urmi says:

    Absolutely mouth watering watermelon pops. Looks colourful, flavourful, yummy and tempting. I cannot resist myself.

  13. delicious looking pops colourful looks wonderful

  14. perfect for the season and lovely flavors too!

  15. Sobha Shyam says:

    yummy n cool pops, liked both the recipes, nice way to beat the heat :)

  16. sm says:

    tasty
    so cool and sweet

  17. Simply love the color of those cantaloupe pops!

  18. rebecca says:

    oh these look wonderful would love one right now so refreshing

  19. Deepa says:

    Already slurping over here. Lovely preparation. Great looking pops.

    Deepa
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  20. wow it looks so perfect ..I just want to have some now..v tempting and yummy!

  21. What delicious looking pops! Very refreshing.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  22. Vimitha says:

    Hmmmm cool looking pops. Loved the color of the cantaloupe

  23. daksha says:

    looks so colorful & refreshing popsicles, really nice and quick recipe.

  24. Tempting pops…love the colors….

  25. sayantani says:

    thats such a fruity recipe. love this idea. will try this for my sonny boy.

  26. Very colorful and contain real fruit, yummy!

  27. Usha says:

    Love the pops and specially the color of the cantaloupe pops. Beautiful clicks!

  28. Aahhhhh…much needed in this hot weather..lovely

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