Heat Wave + Homemade Popsicles = Summer Awesomeness.

Monday, August 17, 2009

It is hot out! 

Hot, hot, hot. No, I am not complaining. Not one bit. It is completely the opposite. I wish we could have 90 degree weather all year round. No joke, I love it. Hmmmm perhaps I am living in the wrong part of the country? Alas, that is another post all together. 

While I may love the heat the little man, on the other hand, does not. Sure he likes to run around in the sun. But all that running makes for one hot, and sweaty little boy, aka one cranky little boy. I've been trying all week to think of things to cool him down, pool, juice, ice cream...the usual. Then the other day I remembered the Popsicle molds that I had bought at the beginning of the Summer. The ones that I put away in the back of the cupboard, because until now it had been too cold to even think of eating frozen treats. Well, not really, but the truth is I simply forgot about them.

During my cleaning frenzy last week I finally found them, and last night I whipped up some homemade Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles. It only took about 5 minutes to blend everything and I then let them freeze overnight. Today I tested them on my toughest critic. As you can see he had no complaints. 

I really wish I would have thought of these sooner. You can make yogurt pops, pudding pops, even adults only pops which would make for a great happy hour at the park if you ask me. Not that I would ever do that. I lie, I would totally do that! 

Here is the non-alcoholic kids version. Throw in a few shots and you would have the grown up recipe. 

Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles. (makes 12 large popsicles)
Combine 4 cups packed and seeded watermelon that is finely chopped, 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed), 2 small limes (juiced), 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze. 

The molds are from Crate and Barrel, where sadly they are discontinued, but any plastic molds will do. 

Stay cool out there my East Coast friends!


The Missus said...

LOL! I made all-natural strawberry lemonade popsicles last night. I can't wait to get home and try them tonight. Expect a post!

Yummy Mummy said...

Great minds think alike even if they are hundreds of miles away! Hope they are good, I'll make those next!


Anonymous said...

I am so making these! Just have to find molds. Target, maybe?

Yummy Mummy said...

Anon....I found these at Amazon they are exactly like the ones that I have. http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-International-Freezer-Pop-Maker/dp/B0000CF7H6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1250540230&sr=1-3

Target would probably have them too....

Good Luck!


The Missus said...

They also sell Popsicle molds at Whole Foods. I saw some there yesterday too. Otherwise, try Bed, Bath & Beyond. They have everything in that "Beyond" section.

Anonymous said...

Thanks girls!

Callie Durbrow said...

Great idea for the kids on these hot days. Not so bad for adults either!