The perfect summer time treat! Watermelon and lime; Cantaloupe and orange; and Honeydew and Mint – make for a refreshing snack! Kayla and I made these with our Zoku but alternate instructions are below…
1.5 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/4 cups chopped mint
1 cup watermelon (1/2 inch cubes)
2 teaspoons lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 cup cantaloupe (1/2 inch cubes)
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 cup honeydew melon (1/2 inch cubes)
Make Simple Syrup
Combine sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to a simmer until all of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside a third of the syrup and add mint leaves. Cool both batches of syrup to a room temperature (you may refrigerate as well. Strain the mint syrup before using.)
Make the Fruit Mixtures
Place watermelon in blender with lime zest, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of regular simple syrup. Blend until completely pureed/liquefied. Set aside.
Place cantaloupe in blender with orange zest, orange juice, and 2 tablespoons simple syrup. Blend until completely pureed/liquefied. Set aside.
Place honeydew in blender with 2 tablespoons mint syrup (strained.) Blend until completely pureed/liquefied. Set aside.
Assemble Pops in Zoku
Take your zoku base out of the freezer (it should be prepped for use. This recipe makes at least 6 popsicles.) Place the zoku sticks into each pop mold. You may need to re-mix the fruit mixtures at this point. Pour in watermelon mixture to approximately 1/3 of the way up. Let freeze in zoku base(s) for 7 minutes (you don’t need to put it back into the freezer yet.) Now pour the cantaloupe mixture in to about 2/3 of the way up and freeze for another 5 minutes (still ok to leave outside of freezer.) Last, pour the honeydew mixture to the top mark of the popsicle molds. Place in freezer and let freeze for about 5-10 minutes. Now you may remove the pops using your zoku popsicle extracter.
Assemble pops without a zoku
Use 6-8 paper dixie cups. Pour watermelon mixture evenly about 1/3 of the way up. Freeze for 40 minutes. Now pour the cantaloupe mixture to about 2/3 of the way up. Freeze for 20 minutes. Take the cups out of the freezer and place popsicle sticks through the middle of each cup. If the cantaloupe mixture is still loose, freeze for another 5 minutes. Now you can pour the honeydew mixture on top. Freeze for another hour or so. Cut away the cup from the popsicle and enjoy!
Let me know if you have questions!