Thursday, July 5, 2012

let's just eat popsicles forever.

Fourth of July: a time for stealing candy from children, warding off boy scouts armed with water guns, grilling, mildly offensive country songs, and popsicles.

Mostly popsicles. Because in case you aren't aware, it's a little hot outside. Hot enough to consider only consuming liquids and ice for the entirety of the day. Shaina likes popsicles too!

My mom and sister decided to make homemade paper in the 100 degree weather and I was all, "I don't want to be outside, I want to make some damn good popsicles!" I ventured out to get me some molds. Although there is nothing wrong with putting orange juice in ice cube trays, I wanted the real deal.

Watermelon, cucumber, mint popsicles. Refreshing to the max. Refresh city over here.

Watermelon Cucumber Mint Popsicles

Makes four pops.

3 cups cubed watermelon
Half of a cucumber, peeled and sliced.
1 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 tablespoon honey (agave, sugar, whatever)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cube your melon, cut your cukes, get some mint from your mom's garden. Blend up the melon, then push the juice out of the pulp through a mesh strainer. Put the cucumber through a blender as well and filter its juices into the same bowl as the watermelon juice. Next, chop up your mint super fine and mix it in. Stir in your honey, a little bit of water, and some lemon juice to balance it all out.

Pour it in your molds! Stick them in the freezer! Wait four hours and watch the Twilight Zone marathon that's on every Fourth of July!

When you're ready, run the molds under hot water before removing the pops. GET ALL REFRESHED-LIKE. (yes, my molds have straws. yes, this is a good idea.)

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