Ready for the easiest frozen treats you’ve ever made? These watermelon mint popsicles have literally two ingredients (spoiler: they’re both in the title). If you’re worried about added sugar, don’t be–these don’t have any aside from what nature put in the watermelon.
But if you’re up for something slightly more complicated, you can make a frozen slushie cocktail version. Which you can also freeze into a boozy popsicle, if you’d prefer. Just follow the instructions for the popsicles, and add sake.
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
Makes 4 large popsicles (about 1/3 cup each).
4 cups diced watermelon seeded (or seedless) (about 1/4 to 1/2 of a melon)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Put the watermelon and mint leaves in a blender, and blend at high speed until smooth, stopping to stir if necessary. Pour into popsicle molds (I use these), and freeze until solid.
I couldn’t help but think of Slurpees when I was drinking these. They’re like a natural, alcoholic version of gas station slushies, and while you probably shouldn’t drink a Big Gulp size of either, you’d definitely be better off (and a bit drunker), with one of these. These actually don’t have that much alcohol, but Steven remedied that by adding whiskey to his glass. It gave it a smokey, savory flavor that was actually really good with the melon and mint. But if you don’t drink, you can also leave the alcohol out entirely.
Watermelon Mint Sake Slushies
Makes 2 slushies.
4 cups frozen diced seeded (or seedless) watermelon (about 1/4 to 1/2 of a melon)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus extra sprigs for garnish
1/2 cup sake
2 Tbsp lime juice (about 1 lime worth)
Plan ahead for this one. Dice up watermelon, place the pieces on a baking sheet, and freeze. When ready to serve, remove from freezer, place in a blender, add the mint leaves, sake, and lime juice, and process on a high speed until a slush forms, stopping to stir if necessary. Serve immediately, garnished with a mint sprig.
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