June 17, 2014

Watermelon-Ginger Popsicles

Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com
Hot child, summer in the city - it's starting to get sticky, sweaty, gross up in Boston! An icy cold sweet treat is just what I need to cool down and popsicles are one of the best parts of summer, right? I feel like a kid again when the sun is streaming and a tasty, tart popsicle is dripping down my hand. These popsicles are delicious with a nice spicy kick from the fresh ginger and are a good way to get a sweet fix while keeping it pretty healthy. I wouldn't mind adding a little mezcal to them for an adult version...

Watermelon-Ginger Popsicles
Recipe modified from Bon Appétit
Makes about 10 popsicles
Special equipment needed: popsicle molds
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tbsp finely grated peeled ginger
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Directions:
Purée watermelon, yogurt, ginger, salt, sugar, and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Add more sugar and lime juice if desired, to taste.
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com
Divide the purée amongst the molds
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com

Freeze until the mixture begins to set, about an hour then stir the mixture in the molds with a knife. Insert mold sticks.
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com

Freeze until solid, at least five hours. When ready to eat, run the mold briefly under water to release the popsicle.
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com
Watermelon Ginger Popsicles | hardparade.blogspot.com
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