Mint-Melon Pops

Photo: Sang An

Photo: Sang An

We are never too old to enjoy ice-cold refreshment when the weather is hot! This recipe for Mint-Melon Pops is a tasty summer time treat and it comes from Maureen Callahan, Real Simple, August 2004. Her recipe suggests using fresh fruit for this delightful, but tart, kid-friendly Popsicle. By reducing the amount of sugar it remains a healthy alternative to the traditional snack and is simple and fun to make.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups of cantaloupe chunks
1 Tablespoon of orange juice
1 1/2 Cups of honeydew chunks
1 Tablespoon of thawed lemonade concentrate
2 Mint leaves

Directions:
-Puree 1 1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks and 1 tablespoon orange juice in a blender.
-Divide the mixture between pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups.
-Freeze until the top becomes firm, about 30 minutes.
-Rinse the blender, then puree 1 1/2 cups honeydew chunks, 1 tablespoon thawed limeade concentrate, and 2 mint leaves.
-Remove the molds from freezer and top with the honeydew mixture.
-Cover and freeze until solid

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