Watermelon Freeze

Are you looking for a sweet treat idea on a hot day? You find exactly that with this Paleo watermelon freeze. Not only does it look like a popsicle when it’s finished, but it also tastes like one. If you’re hosting a barbecue or other kind of summer event, your guests will love these nutritious treats! You can omit the mint if you don’t like the flavor and just blend the watermelon with a little lime juice instead.

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Watermelon Freeze

Servings 2

Total Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Passive Time: 2-4 hours

Nutrition Information

calories 182

carbohydrate 38g

protein 3g

Ingredients

  • 4 cup(s) watermelon seeded and cubed
  • 1/2 medium cantaloupe(s) cubed
  • 3 tablespoon(s) mint, fresh sprigs (or 1 mint tea bag)
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1 medium lemon(s), juiced
  • 1 package(s) paper muffin liners

Instructions

  1. Puree watermelon and cantaloupe in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Place in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in another pan, steep the mint leaves or tea bag in 1 cup boiling water for about 3 minutes.
  4. Strain mint leaves, and add the infused water to the cooked melons.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice.
  6. Line a muffin pan with paper liners (may instead use small paper cups or ice cube trays).
  7. Pour the melon puree into each liner and freeze.
  8. When beginning to firm up, insert flat wooden sticks into the center of each.
  9. Freeze until completely hard or the papers will not peel easily away.
  10. Remove papers before serving.

Photo courtesy: Rafael Moreno
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Comments

  1. Problem with this recipe. It calls for Canteloupe but it doesn’t tell you what to do with it.. I am guessing add to the watermelon and puree?

  2. Is there anything I can use besides canteloupe because canteloupe just makes me want to gag? I mean does the canteloupe do anything else that is required to put in the freeze cup thingies?

  3. If your lazy (like me) you can also make an even easier watermelon freeze with just straight watermelon blended with a little lime juice. Freeze 30 minutes, whip, freeze until it is frozen. If you are short on time, this makes a fluffy sweet treat with few dishes to clean, but no minty flavor.

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