We’ve finally been experiencing the summer weather that everyone’s been talking about for weeks. When we were in Canada it was all thunderstorms and tornado’s. When we came back to Norway it was rain, rain, rain, rain. Now the sun has finally come out to play and we’re taking full advantage.
As soon as the weather gets nice I get the urge to make popsicles. They’re so easy to whip together and need no special equipment. You’d think I would own some popsicles molds since I love them so much; but I never think of it when I’m out and really paper or glass cups work just fine. One of these days I’ll get around to buying one, but for now I’ll just enjoy them in their clunkier form.
These popsicles can be made with any combination of berries and melon you wish, although I really love this combination. The rich and tangy raspberries pair perfectly with the refreshing honeydew. It truly is the perfect refresher on a hot summer day.
Have you been having nice summer weather? What’s your favourite cool down treat?
Honeydew Raspberry Popsicles
- 1/2 honeydew melon, peeled, seeded and chopped (2 cups)
- 2/3 cup sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup natural yogurt (Greek is best)
- 1 cup raspberries
Place honeydew and 1/3 cup sugar in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve to remove solids. Stir 6 tablespoons yogurt into honeydew puree. Pour into 6 (3 ounce) popsicle molds. Freeze for 1 hour or just until firm enough to hold next layer.
Rinse out blender. Add raspberries and 1/3 cup sugar. Process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds. Stir 2 tablespoons yogurt into raspberry puree. Pour over honeydew layer. Freeze for an additional 2 hours, or until firm.
These are best eaten within one week.
Adapted from Everyday Food.