Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Serving Up {Frozen Treat}: Cantaloupe & Cream Popsicles

It is popsicle weather around our house these days.  More accurately, it is popsicle weather around our house every day at about 4:30 when we return from our daily trip to the swimming pool.  The kids each gave into the pressure to blow $1.50 of their hard earned money on a single popsicle at the pool one time, until I pointed out to them that we could make "even better" popsicles at home that didn't cost them a thing.  They jumped on that idea!

This recipe is one that my sister-in-law passed along a number of years ago.  Truthfully, I seldom cut a cantaloupe without thinking about these popsicles.  But we are cantaloupe lovers at our house and there is never "leftover" cantaloupe with which to make these.  These have to be made with cantaloupe specifically bought for the purpose of popsicles.  I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago when the store had a sale on cantaloupe for $1/each.  I knew it was popsicle time and my kids have been loving having a freezer full of delicious cantaloupe goodness!

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(recipe from Neesha W.)
printable version

1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
1 cup cream (you can substitute 1/2 and 1/2)
1/2 cup sugar

Place cantaloupe in a blender and process until smooth, set aside.  In a small sauce pan, combine the cream and sugar, cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in cantaloupe. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

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