Today is supposed to be in the low 90′s. Low 90′s? Ack. It is September! Where is my Sweater Weather? Ah well. So I made the boys some fresh treats, which they both loved. So much, that Alistaire was in the freezer this morning, after breakfast…and he brought me the popsicle holder with a cheezy grin. Love it!
Watermelon & Lime Popsicles
- 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 2 limes, juiced
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup full fat vanilla yogurt (not Greek style) (use dairy or non-dairy)
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, stemmed and minced
Add watermelon and lime juice to a blender, process on low until just blended. Strain pulp through a fine mesh strainer, until you have 2¼ cups juice. Whisk in maple syrup.
Pour into popsicle molds, about 85% full. Freeze for 1½ hours.
Whisk yogurt and mint together. Take out of the freezer, gently spoon the yogurt on top of molds. Insert wooden sticks or plastic sticks, if your molds have them. Freeze until hard, at least 3 to 4 hours longer. Store covered in freezer.
I got 4 3-ounce molds and 6 2-ounce molds. The yield is roughly 24 ounces for matching to molds.
After measuring the juice I needed, I let the pulp drain further, gently pressing our more juice. It is wonderful added to lemonade!