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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