Honey, DEFINITELY DO. Make popsicles! It’s POPSICLE WEEK! Thank you, Billy.
This is the second year that I’ve had the privilege of participating in this most wonderful of web-wide holidays – last year I went creamy and then creamier with homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding Pops (whoa) and Date Shake Popsicles (whoaaaa), so this year I’m going light, fresh, and fruity.
It’s been hotter than hot so far this summer – the blueberry bush in my garden has basically fried to death, and my lawn is the color of Justin Timberlake’s old hair. I’ve been craving cooooool. Icy. Sour. GREEN.
Honeydew agua fresca popsicles! They fit all criteria. They’re subtly, melon-y sweet, plenty tangy from a healthy dose of lime juice, and the prettiest shade of palest green. Plus they’re only 2 ingredients! So breezy!
HAPPY POPSICLE WEEK, dreamlovers. Be sure to check out all of the amazing popsicle recipes floating around the web this week. #popsicleweek2015
Honeydew Agua Fresca Popsicles
So okay, these aren’t technically true agua fresca pops because they don’t have agua in them, but I didn’t want to dilute the melon flavor by watering down the mix. The flavor is still on point.
If your melon isn’t that sweet, go ahead and add 1 tablespoon of sugar into the mix. Also, I like to sprinkle a tiny bit of salt on the pops before serving to really bring out the flavors (and make the pop taste like my favorite snack, chunks of melon squeezed with lime and a pinch of salt), but if you’re not into that idea then go ahead and skip it. Happy popping!
- 3 cups chopped honeydew melon (seeds removed, of course)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- flaky salt, for serving
In a blender or food processor, blitz the melon and lime juice until very smooth (if using sugar, go ahead and blitz that in, too).
Pour the thick juice into popsicle molds and freeze.
To remove the popsicles, run the molds under warm water until the pops loosen a bit. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each pop before serving.
Makes 8-10 standard-sized popsicles.