Sunday, August 1, 2010

Minted Watermelon Popsicles

These are great snacks and provide for a refreshing treat or an after dinner dessert. You can make these with any fruit. I’ve tried then with pineapple and they are also delicious.
Bon Appetit!

Photo by Hallie Burton. Recipe by Joy Manning.

1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon without the rind, cut into 1-inch dice (about 4 cups)

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup mint leaves, minced

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Pinch of salt

In a blender, puree the watermelon with the sugar until smooth. Stir in the mint, lemon zest and salt. Pour the puree into 8 popsicle molds or 2 standard ice cube trays (insert popsicle sticks halfway through freezing) and freeze until hard, about 3 hours.

The watermelon popsicles can be frozen for up to 1 week.