Watermelon and Cantaloupe Layered Ice Pops Watermelon and Cantaloupe Layered Ice Pops

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Layered Ice Pops Author: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jodi Pudge Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2016

Mint and frozen fruit purée deliver a double dose of refreshing flavour in this cool treat. The best part? With only 45 calories per serving, these refreshing ice pops are a lighter alternative to gelato or ice cream.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 5 hours & 45 minutes
  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped seeded watermelons
  • 3 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped seeded cantaloupes

Method

Finely grate lime zest to make 1/2 tsp; juice lime to make 2 tbsp.

In blender, purée together watermelon and half each of the honey, lime zest and lime juice until smooth. Add half of the mint; purée until mixture is smooth with a few small pieces of mint remaining. Divide among ten 3-oz shot glasses. Freeze until surface is firm, about 1 1/2 hours.

In clean blender, purée together cantaloupe and remaining honey, lime zest and lime juice until smooth. Add remaining mint; purée until mixture is smooth with a few small pieces of mint remaining. Pour over watermelon mixture, dividing evenly. Cover each ice pop with small piece of foil; cut slit in centre of each. Insert pop sticks into centres. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 3 days.)

Immerse shot glasses in lukewarm water for about 30 seconds before unmoulding ice pops.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If you're using two-ounce shot glasses, divide the purées among 15 glasses and freeze the watermelon mixture for only one hour.

Nutritional facts Per ice pop: about

  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 45
  • Potassium 156 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16
  • Vitamin C 32
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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