Cantaloupe & Mint Popsicles

by Lauren

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We went backpacking a few weekends ago. My pack was bigger than I am and I was exhausted by the end of it.

Chris pushed me out of my comfort zone with this adventure and I thanked him. While it was a little rough climbing at that altitude with no cardio training, I don’t regret it. Thank goodness for barre classes that build up my muscles!

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The views were spectacular and now I can officially say I’ve gone without a shower for a few days, hiked with everything I need for a night on my back (ok, and Chris’s back), climbed to 10,800 feet, and managed to digest dehydrated food (this part I do regret).

I was more than happy to come back to my cantaloupe-mint popsicles though! Chris bought me (or was it for him?) an Amazon prime gift a few weeks back. Read: Popsicle molds and a People’s Pops book that has ignited my imagination.

This recipe is perfect for altering into your favorite combinations, so go wild. Lavender, honey, and cucumber anyone??

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I’m having too much fun experimenting with fruit and fresh herb combinations right now but next up are fudgesicles. Chrissy so sweetly sent me a reminder of this the other day and perhaps that will get her back to South San Diego to see me!

Cantaloupe & Mint Popsicles

Adapted from People’s Pops Cookbook

Makes 8-10 popsicles

Ingredients

2/3 cup agave (or sugar)

2/3 cup water

6 sprigs fresh mint

1 cantaloupe, about 2 lbs. (enough for 2 1/4 cups puree)

Directions

Make simple syrup with agave and water by combining in a small saucepan bringing to a simmer stirring until mixture is clear and agave has dissolved. Let cool for 5 minutes and add sprigs of mint. Let steep until cool and strain, squeezing the mint to capture extra liquid. This should give you about 3/4 cup of mint simple syrup. Reserve any leftovers for other things!

Puree cantaloupe in a blender then add about 3/4 cup of simple syrup or taste until your liking. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and freeze until solid, 5-6 hours.

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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One Comment to “Cantaloupe & Mint Popsicles”

  1. What gorgeous, classy cocktails :)