Watermelon Popsicles


It's summer and it's hot.  It's nice to have a chilly treat to cool down with.  

Watermelon Popsicles

1 small watermelon

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup sugar

10 stems fresh mint

First, turn that watermelon into juice.  If you have a juicer or food mill, use it.  Otherwise, place a large fine mesh sieve over a bowl.  Chop watermelon into pieces and rub/mash them into the sieve.  You will be left with a few seeds in the sieve and about 3 cups watermelon juice in the bowl.  Set juice aside.  

In a small saucepan, combine lemon juice, sugar and mint.  Give the mint a few smashes with a wooded spoon to help release its flavor.  Heat until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes.  Remove mint and add liquid to watermelon juice.  

Pour into popsicle molds, position sticks and freeze about 4 hours.