Summer is here and Kyan loves to make popsicles with me. His recent favorites are quite simply his favorite fruits blended with abit of agave nectar or raw honey and I usually throw in a herb to spice up the taste. Homemade popsicles are so easy to make, healthy and refreshing especially after the kids run around all day or if we have friends over for a swim.
Watermelon GrapeFruit Mint Popsicle
Serves 12 (I used a $2 mold I bought from Ranch 99 market)
1/2 ripe big watermelon (my mom always told me to pick a heavy watermelon and one that sounds deep when you knock it gently with your knuckles?)
1/3 cup water (so the blender doesn't get stuck with no liquid to kick off the blending)
2 tablespoons agave nectar / raw honey (or more if the watermelon is not very sweet)
3 Grapefruit Mint Leaves (or you can use any kind of mint. Kyan said the Grapefruit Mint makes the watermelon taste bitter. But he still ate all of it.)
1. Rub some olive oil into molds with a small brush. This helps to release the popsicles when it's frozen.
2. Put all ingredients into blender and blend. We use our faithful Blendtec. Costco still has the best deal around. Unless you happen to find one in TJ Maxx like my girlfriend did.
3. Pour liquid into popsicle molds and leave tiny bit of room for liquid to expand when frozen. Freeze on level surface for at least 6 hrs.
4. After popsicles are completely frozen, run some room temp water on the underside of the mold to melt the popsicles slightly for easier demold.