Cantaloupe Mint Popsicles
I received my birthday present from my sister who lives in Portland, Oregon the other day and was so excited to find a People's Pops recipe book and Zoku popsicle maker. She knows me so well!
In the recipe book they have a fresh cantaloupe mint popsicle recipe. I happened to have a giant cantaloupe on hand and a ton of fresh mint growing in the garden. I loved the idea of such a simple all natural popsicle that is full of nutrients from fresh cantaloupe. The popsicle turned out beautiful and super refreshing, a must make!
You may find that you have leftover popsicle mixture after filling your molds. I took my extra mixture and added a can of full fat coconut milk to it and whisked them together. I then made a simple graham cracker crust from 9 graham cracker sheets and 3 tablespoons of butter. I put the crust in a pie pan and poured my cantaloupe coconut mixture into the crust. I froze it for a couple of hours and OMG it's incredible. A must try with your leftover mixture!
I can't wait until I devour all of my cantaloupe popsicles so that my molds are free and I can try many more recipes in the book. Possibly one using alcohol next time... we'll see!
Cantaloupe Mint Popsicles:
(original recipe from: People's Pops)
6 sprigs mint
1 cup simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup water)
- Cut the skin off the cantaloupe and scoop out the seeds. Chop into pieces and puree in a blender.
- Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Add the sprigs of mint and let simmer in the simple syrup for 5-10 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool.
- Once the syrup has cooled, remove the sprigs of mint and add it to the cantaloupe puree. Stir together and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until firm and enjoy!