Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer Fruit Icy Popsicles


COOL DOWN WITH THE BEST COMBINATION OF MANGO, WATERMELON, AND CANTALOUPE 


INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cup watermelon (or about 1/2 mini) 
1 1/2 cup cantaloupe (or about 1/2)
1 1/2 cup mango (or about 2)
3 tsp lime juice separate
4 tsp honey (if needed)

TOOLS REQUIRED:

Blender and popsicle mold... I got mine from Amazon.                          

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.



2.
Put the mold into freezer first so that molds will have a head start on freezing your first layer.  I keep mine in there during the summer anyway because I always like to keep them filled with icy goodness!

Puree watermelon with 1 tsp lime juice and 2 tsp honey (if needed) and distribute evenly in molds.  Then put into freezer and allow the watermelon layer to firm up enough to add another layer (about 20-30 minutes).   
3.
Repeat step 2 with the cantaloupe and mango together (so that you can insert the sticks) and freeze for 3 hours minimum.
SERVES 6

I had a midnight snack - so sue me!

Adult bottle rockets!  (Which taste infinitely better, IMHO).

These are incredibly easy and take only 25 minutes to make (waiting time included). There are only 3 ingredients and 2 tools.  Can it get any better?  Oh, wait... they're also delicious?  Craziness I tell you!  I love the double flavors.  Mango and cantaloupe blended together is pretty much the best combination ever.  You can also mix up this recipe with any fruits you desire (though I don't recommend banana... not really a lickable fruit).  Kiwi, berries, pineapple - all good options.  Do your favorites!  This just so happened to be what I had on hand thanks to Door to Door Organics.  They didn't pay me to pimp them out.  I'm just nice like that.   

Summer is about to get HOT.  Today was in the 70's in Chicago.  It's only a matter of time before 80 degrees becomes the standard.  Just sayin'.  I'm trying to prepare you for the worst.  Out of the goodness of my heart, really.  You'll thank me.. I hope.  

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