popsicle week :: watermelon // mint

 We whipped these popsicles up last week. I was amazed at how refreshing they are!  This is the perfect pop for a really hot summer day. Or any other time!

watermelon // mint pops

1/4 small, sweet watermelon //  handful of fresh mint // 1/2 cup sugar // 1/2 cup water // pinch of salt// juice of 1/2 lemon //
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan.  You are just looking for the sugar to dissolve here.  At that point, take off heat and add the mint.  Let the leaves steep while the syrup cools. After syrup is cooled, discard mint leaves.

Meanwhile, cube the watermelon and remove any seeds.  Put watermelon, lemon juice, salt and a few tablespoons of the simple syrup into the blender and puree.  Taste, and add more simple syrup if desired.  

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze at least 5-6 hours or overnight.  Bring to room temp for about five minutes before taking them out of the mold.