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Friday, May 29, 2015

Cantaloupe(Musk Melon)- Strawberry Popsicle | Summer Treats

Popsicles are so easy to make and hardly require any expertize to prepare.They can be made with any fruits and vegetables of your choice with the natural colors.Though kids eat cantaloupes but they don't favor this much.So,I decided to sneak this in as popsicle with a tiny bits of strawberries.This really worked and now they have started to demand cantaloupes as popsicle 'Only',no eating just like that.Ultimately my work is increased but still if they nod a 'yes' to eating this way as popsicle,am happy feeding them as a mom too.Do you agree,moms?? Cantaloupes are readily available in summers and popsicles are best for this weather too.Just to add a few more benefits of trying cantaloupes,they are an excellent source of vitamin A,beta carotene(which helps prevent colon,prostate and many other cancers) and has moderate amounts of potassium.Hope you all love this summer treat,enjoy with your loved ones!!

Preparation time~ 10 minutes
Cooking time~nil
Serves~4 popsicles
cantaloupe puree 2 cups
strawberry 4 hulled and sliced
sugar if needed

  • Wash and peel the cantaloupe.Dice it in cubes.Blend the chopped cantaloupe smooth and add sugar if needed,mix well.(I added half a tsp of sugar in kids popsicles just to make it tempting for them but otherwise didn't add any sugar for us).
  • Add the blended puree in 1/4 portion,cover and freeze for 1 hour.After an hour,add sliced or chopped strawberries in the cup and pour the remaining puree in all the molds to fill them.
  • Cover with a cling wrap and insert ice cream sticks in the center piercing through the cling wrap(so that it stays in position).If using popsicle molds with sticks in them,then there is no need of covering with cling wrap and ice cream sticks.
  • Freeze over night or a minimum of 5-6 hours until set.Once set,dip the mold /glass in hot water or under tap water for 45 secs.Twist and loosen slightly holding the stick and pull out.Enjoy immediately before it starts to melt down.

* I just used steel tumblers,covered with cling wrap and inserted ice cream sticks.Or use disposable glasses with ice cream sticks,both works fine.
* You can avoid using strawberries and make it plain too.

Related posts
*Cantaloupe Icecream
*Strawberry Popsicles
*Strawberry Icecream


Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful combination ...

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

That is definitely a wonderful treat for kids...and if they demand it in that form then be it...atleast they say yes to cantaloupe in that form right

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice for a hot day in summer.

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

refreshing and fruity summer treat

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow super

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy Popsicle..perfect treat for summer!

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh this looks so tempting and inviting. Got to try this soon, lovely recipe.
Have a great weekend:)

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

Very refreshing!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so refreshing dear ..feel like grabbing few ya perfect for this summers..

Culinary Adventuress Piyali Sekhar Mutha said... Best Blogger Tips

Refreshing and delicious Popsicle, very inviting colour and loving the cataloupe n strawberry combination. Hard to resist.

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like the best summer treat!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So healthy and tempting...

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli Popsicle Julie.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

A good way to get the cantaloupe in! Delicious...

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect cooler for this summer!!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovative..looks so delicious and inviting.

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Your popsicles look so irresistible!

Sujiscookinglab said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking really nice...