Recipes Minted Watermelon Frozen Pops (Snack)

Serving Size
1
Ingredients

    Watermelon layer:

    • 1/4  cup  sugar
    • 1/4  cup  water
    • 1/4  cup  coarsely chopped fresh mint
    • 2  cups  packed (1/2-inch) cubed seeded watermelon
    • 1  tablespoon  fresh lime juice

    Lemon layer:

    • 6  tablespoons  sugar
    • 1/2  cup  water
    • 2/3  cup  fresh lemon juice
    • 1/3  cup  fresh orange juice
    • 1/4  teaspoon  orange extract

     

Instructions

To prepare watermelon layer, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 30 seconds, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in mint; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl.  Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Strain puree through a sieve into bowl with mint syrup; press with back of a spoon to extract juice. Discard solids. Stir in lime juice; cover and chill 1 hour.  Pour about 2 1/2 tablespoons watermelon mixture into each of 8 ice pop molds. Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until almost set. Arrange 1 wooden stick into mixture, being careful not to push through to bottom of mold. Return to freezer. Freeze 1 hour or until frozen.  To prepare lemon layer, combine 6 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 30 seconds, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into a bowl; stir in lemon juice, orange juice, and extract. Cool 15 minutes; cover and chill at least 1 hour.  Remove molds from freezer. Pour about 3 tablespoons lemon mixture over frozen watermelon mixture in each mold. Freeze 2 hours or until completely frozen. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 82; Fat: 0.0g; Protein: 0.3g; Carbohydrate: 22.1g; Fiber: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 0.0mg; Iron: 0.2mg; Sodium: 3mg