Sunday, August 19, 2012

Watermelon Mint Quick Pops

For my birthday this year I received a gift certificate to a local kitchen store. I decided to use it on something I wouldn't normally buy or didn't need. I'd read about these Zoku pop makers and heading into summer thought one would be perfect for a quick refreshing treat. If you're not familiar with Zoku pop makers, the pops freeze in 10 minutes or less. Just keep the unit in your freezer, pour the base into the pop maker and in just a few minutes you'll have popsicles.  Be careful not to overfill the pop maker or you will have trouble releasing them from the mold.  Also, don't make your base too sugary or it won't freeze solid.

If you have kids, a Zoku pop maker would be perfect for those times when you need treats in a hurry.  I bought the one that makes two pops at a time, you can make four pops before the unit needs to be refrozen. 




Watermelon Mint Quick Pops
Recipe Courtesy of the Zoku blog
INGREDIENTS
12 oz (about 3½ cups) seeded, cubed fresh watermelon
¼ cup cold water
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
6-8 mint leaves
*sugar or agave nectar (optional)
MAKE THE WATERMELON BASE
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth.
ASSEMBLE THE QUICK POPS
Insert sticks and pour the watermelon base until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely, then remove the pops with the Super Tool and enjoy. Repeat with remaining pops.
*We recommend tasting the watermelon base before filling the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. If your watermelon is nice and sweet you won’t need to add sugar. If you find your base needs to be sweeter, simply add a little sugar or agave until you reach your preferred level of sweetness.

I am linking this to Kitchen Bouquet's Ice Cream Social, On The Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday.

11 comments:

  1. This sounds fantastic! I love watermelon and mint together. I really like the handle of your popsicle makers. Seems like they would be easier to hold onto than some others. Thanks so much for stopping by and participating in the Social!

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  2. Oh boy, these sound wonderful and especially on a hot summer day. The popsicle maker looks like one I might need to add to my wish list. Great idea to serve the popsicles on a bed of ice.

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  3. Kids love popsicles! Adults too. What a great way to spend some birthday money.

    BTW, the flavor combination of watermelon and mint is very cool.

    Velva

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  4. Oh very cool...I must look for these. My grandsons love the watermelon and I'm sure that I could whip up the fudgesicle recipe as well.

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  5. these sound delicious and very refreshing. gonna try these!

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  6. They sound so fresh and perfect for a summer day!

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  7. These look fantastic. I definitely need to try these at our family BBQ we are having on Labor Day. :)

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  8. What a great way to use your gift certificate! These watermelon pops look so refreshing.

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  9. Wow those sound really delicious and refreshing! I can't make them that fast but it's been really hot here and I've been making all sorts of ice pops. Favorites so far have been grenadine/mint.

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  10. I've seen so many pop recipes around the blogosphere this summer yet I can't quite believe I haven't bought any popsicle molds yet! This recipe might be the straw that broke the camel's back...off to amazon to purchase!

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