Cantaloupe Popsicles

Cantaloupe Popsicles | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

 

After a few unusually wet days here in northern California summer has returned.  You’ve heard me blah, blah, blah about what a dry winter season we had this year so I won’t drone on.  I will say, though, that I didn’t mind the dampness and overcast skies at all.  I made a big pot of ribollita and ate it for days.  The only hitch was that I couldn’t share these popsicles with you sooner.  Describing to you how cool and refreshing these pops were while I was bundled up in a cozy old sweater just didn’t seem right.

 

Cantaloupe Popsicles | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

Cantaloupe Popsicles | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

 

But today is a different story.  It’s barely 9 am and it’s already 70 degrees.  I’ll hop on the trail for a morning jog and these will be waiting for me when I return.

Two ingredients are all you need for this cool summer treat, 1 whole cantaloupe and some sugar.  This is actually my recipe for Cantaloupe Sorbet, I just reduced the amount of sugar.  The simplicity of the recipe promises a burst of fresh fruit flavor and for me, a bite of nostalgia.  Summer days when I was growing up meant pitcher after pitcher of cantaloupe juice prepared simply with sugar water and shredded cantaloupe over ice.  If you like cantaloupes as much as I do, give these pops a try.  After one taste you’ll want a freezer full to refresh you all summer long.

 

Cantaloupe Popsicles | http://lemonsandanchovies.com

 

 

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Cantaloupe Popsicles
 
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These cantaloupe pops promise a burst of fresh fruit flavor with each bite.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Slice the cantaloupe in half, remove the seeds and scoop out the meat and place in a blender. Purée until smooth. This should yield about 32 ounces of liquid with a regular-sized cantaloupe. (My mold is for 6, ½-cup popsicles but this will be enough to make 8)
  2. I like to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved so I combine the sugar (see note) with about 1 cup of the cantaloupe purée and heat it on the stove over medium heat for just a couple of minutes. Combine this slightly-heated mixture with the rest of the purée.
  3. Pour the purée in popsicle molds and freeze.
Notes
Depending on the size and sweetness of your cantaloupe you may need more or less sugar. A rule of thumb when tasting is that the puréed fruit and sugar mixture will taste almost too sweet before it is frozen. It mellows out once frozen.

 

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Comments

  1. Beautiful!! I am allergic to cantaloupe – but I will definitely be trying this with watermelon!!

  2. These popsicles are gorgeous! Yummy!

  3. These look so refreshing, perfect for the weekend of triple digits ahead!

  4. I’m not a fan of melons, but this…this is making me change my mind! Sounds SO good!!

  5. Love cantaloupe! These pops look fabulous!

  6. Darn cute ! Darn delicious, refreshing idea ! And what gorgeous pictures !

  7. Cristina says:

    So refreshing and summery, these cantaloupe pops! Perfect, Jean!! :)

  8. Kittie Johnson says:

    These just look refreshing. I live in Florida so I think I will have to make some of these. Plus my mom LOVES cantaloupe so she will definitely love these! Thanks!!!

  9. I’ve never had cantelope juice or sorbet, a must try! These are so pretty!

  10. Oh how I love this flavor idea!! And it’s my fave color too. We finally have summery weather too so time for a frozen treat!

  11. Jean, these look so refreshing and it’s always great when the flavor is nostalgic. My daughter loves cantaloupe and actually just woke up from her nap asking for some (which we don’t have now). She would really love these popsicles and I think it would be fun for us to make together – activity for next week!

  12. Cantaloupe is so refreshing, I would love to have one of these after a great workout.

  13. Love, love LOVE this recipe!! I made a canteloupe smoothie last year and have never forgotten it. My son actually asked me to get melon from the market last week, and with no dairy in these, they are right up his alley. I’m going to surprise him!!

  14. Pretty color and love the simplicity of this recipe- just have to find a few good cantaloupes and I will be good to go ;-)

  15. Love frozen cantaloupe popsicles!!! Reminds me of growing up in the Philippines.

  16. Wow! My girls and I love cantaloupe and can eat one in a single sitting! These look perfect for us, thanks!

  17. The weather in the mitten state has definitely cooled off the last few days but I’d be more than willing to shiver a bit whilst enjoying one of these yummy popsicles!

  18. Jean – these are the PERFECT treat for these hot days we are having right now in the Bay Area! I so need to purchase some popsicle molds and get on the bandwagon! Delish!!!

  19. Such a gorgeous color!!

  20. These cantaloupe popsicles look so enticing, Jean. In fact just a few weeks ago my son told me of these Korean honeydew he had in college that he absolutely loved. Just dropping in to wish Dana a speedy recovery. I know it must be tough to be the nursing person too. Thinking of you. Shulie

  21. Oh yes, I could use some of these in my freezer!

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