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
- 1 lime
- 2 1/2 cups chopped seeded watermelons
- 3 tablespoons liquid honey
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 2 1/2 cups chopped seeded cantaloupes
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
- Iron 1
- Folate 5
- Calcium 1
- Vitamin A 16
- Vitamin C 32