Yeah, I'm still hung up on this business of staying cool. Today, the husband and I spent the morning in our garden, which sounds delightfully old-fashioned and romantic. Sad reality is that it was dirty, sweaty work and of course we argued over the best way to plant lima beans and zipper peas. Who knew there could be such strong opinions about dumb old beans?? Eventually, we reached a compromise and the garden is now packed full of seeds, well watered and weeded. Best of all, when it was all done, we cooled down with some popsicles the kids and I made a couple of days ago.
We came to the conclusion that one of the most delicious parts of summer, is biting into ice cold watermelon. Why not take that a step further and turn watermelon into a popsicle? This idea turned out much better then any of us imagined. We added some lime juice for a bright burst of citrus against the sweet melon. Cold and tangy, these pops are so refreshing, we can't keep our hands off of them.
5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberrys
Juice of one lime
6 tablespoons granulated sugar.
Puree all ingredients in blender. Let mixture sit for a minute to dissolve sugar. Blend a little bit more. If raspberry seeds bother you, push mixture through a sieve. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
- swap the raspberries for blueberries
- Add bananas
- Use cantaloupe or honeydew instead of watermelon