Watermelon Ice Lollies

On hot days, especially at the beach or around the pool, there is nothing better. Artisanal popsicles are homemade ices combining fruit and herbs, like mint with watermelon or strawberry, basil with peach or mango, lemon thyme with grape, orange or pineapple, and dill with kiwi fruit. By using fresh fruit and natural sweeteners (honey) children can enjoy sweet treats without refined sugar.

Minty Watermelon Popsicles:

2½ cups of diced watermelon
1 tablespoon of mint leaves
1½ cups coconut water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon honey

Blend diced watermelon, mint leaves, coconut water, lime juice and honey. Pour the mix into ice-lolly moulds (available from Yuppiechef) and insert the popsicle sticks (keep in place with a piece of tape). Freeze for at least six hours or overnight.

Watermelon And Strawberry Popsicles

4 cups watermelon, chopped into cubes
2 cups strawberries, hulled

Blend the watermelon and strawberries until very smooth and fill popsicle moulds for the freezer. Let them freeze for at least 4 hours, then de-mould and enjoy.

The Gardener