Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watermelon Pops

Watermelon is my favorite food. I love it. When I saw these popsicles I thought they would be so much fun to make. The original recipe called for coconut sorbet, but I couldn't find any, anywhere, so I used vanilla bean natural ice cream instead. I used plastic cups although the recipe called for ice pop molds. Either way you need wooden sticks. These were really yummy. A couple of people even spit out the chocolate chips because they thought they were seeds!


Watermelon Pops adapted from Women's Day Magazine

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks, the smaller the better
light corn syrup or granulated sugar
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 pt. vanilla ice cream, white as you can get, and softened
3 cups honeydew melon

1. Spread watermelon chunks in an even layer on a baking sheet. Freeze about 1 hour or until semi-frozen. Transfer to a blender and add either 2 Tblscorn syrup or 2 Tbls sugar, or both, to taste (I didn't add very much because my melon was wonderful tasting and sweet). Puree until a thick slush forms. Stir in chocolate chips.
2. Fill molds or cups halfway with slush. Insert a stick into the center of each, letting sticks extend 2 in. above top edge of molds. The slush will support the sticks without sinking, so you won't need the tops of molds.) Freeze molds 1 hour or until solid.
3. Carefully spoon ice cream (about 2 Tbls in each mold over watermelon layer, to simulate the rind. Freeze 1 hour or until hard.
4. Meanwhile, spread the honeydew chunks in a even layer on a baking sheet. Freeze about 1 hour or until semi-frozen. Transfer to a blender and add corn syrup or sugar, and puree until a thick slush forms. Fill molds to top with honeydew slush and Freeze 4 hours or until hard.
5. To serve: Let pops stand at room temperature for 3 minutes to soften slightly. Remove from molds. If pops don't release easily, dip molds briefly in warm, not hot, water.










4 comments:

Sarah said...

Those are adorable! And how funny people thought the chocolate chips were seeds!

Jaime said...

look soooo yummy. i'm finally trying the stuffed veggie peppers tonight, they are smelling good in the crock pot!

Jessica said...

Hello,

These look great! I would like to link to this post from another cooking website, and am wondering if you would give me permission to use one of your photos?
Thanks,
Jessica

Jaime said...

yum! those are so cute!