yields 8-10 popsicles
5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 large English cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2/3 cup water
- Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher. In a food processor or blender, puree watermelon. Pour watermelon puree through sieve, pressing on solids with a rubber spatula.
- Puree English cucumber and pour through sieve into watermelon juice.
- In a small bowl, stir together the lime juice and the honey. Add to watermelon and cucumber juices, along with water.
- Pour into your favorite popsicle molds and freeze over night.
If you happen to live in a place where you can't find seedless watermelon then use a powerful blender and blend that baby up with seeds and all. We can't find seedless watermelon here in Itacare. Enzo is being a big baby about it and asks me to remove his seeds, which I obviously do not. I have certain rules as a mother that I strictly follow. One, never wake up a sleeping baby. Two, never push kids on the swing. I hate pushing kids on the swing more than most things in the world. I'm fine spending the time teaching them how to swing but I hate pushing them. Hate it. The upside to this is that Enzo is less shy. He's always asking strangers to push him on the swings. Rule number three, never help kids climb up trees. If they can't climb a tree by themselves then they shouldn't be climbing at all.
And now my latest rule, rule number four, is to not remove watermelon seeds just because they freak out about it. If they don't want to do the annoying task of picking out seed by seed then they can just eat it. Maria just eats it. In fact she kind of ate the whole slice of watermelon featured in the picture above, even the yucky green part. Now that's just bad parenting.
Totally unrelated to parenting but totally related to the recipe above, the watermelon-cucumber-honey-lime juice that you use to make the popsicle is an agua fresca of sorts. So, if you don't want popsicles you can just use the juice as juice, just add ice-cubes and you'll be set.
Are watermelons still in season where you live?