It’s the perfect temperature in the southern east of Asia to be enjoying an icy treat right this second, especially here in Indonesia. In fact, everyday feels like an icicles time for us. You could eat them in the afternoon on your porch or maybe in front of TV while all wrapped up in a blankie.
We’ve been dying to make popsicle ourself and a couple of days ago, we finally experimented with a certain Watermelon Mojito popsicle recipe we found on the internet and decided to made some because, well, who couldn’t resist a cooling taste of watermelon on a sunny day. With a dash of lime, and a slightly mint aftertaste, on a popsicle? Yay for that!
We loved that this recipe is super easy. Blends up some watermelon, shakes it up with the rest, freeze ‘em, bada bing bada boom, there goes your popsicles. But we’ve added and lessen some of the ingredients from the actual recipe to suit our own palate. The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze, so make sure you have something super time consuming planned so you won’t keep peeking in the freezer every 5 minutes to see if they are done. Also, don’t remove these popsicles until you are absolutely certain they are probably maybe frozen all the way. You will be left with a half of a popsicle and a potential melting disaster.
Ingredients (makes around 12 popsicles)
- Half of watermelon, chopped
- 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 10 tbsp mint syrup (we used Monin’s Mojito syrup)
- 150 ml club soda
- 3 tbsp simple syrup (the amounts depends on how sweet you want it to be, just taste the mixture everytime you add a tablespoon of simple syrup)
1. Place chopped watermelon in a food processor or blender until it’s slightly pulpy. We choose not to blend the watermelon finely until it’s juiced and all in order to maintain the chunks of the goodness.
2. Combine the blended watermelon, lime juice, mint syrup and simple syrup in a shaker and shake well. Pour into popsicle molds 3/4 of the way up with mixture. Fill remaining popsicle mold with club soda and stir to combine. Make sure not to overfill.
3. Freeze for at least 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. Depending on your popsicle mold, you may need to run warm water over the mold for a few seconds until the popsicles easily slide out.
p.s: It’s been our dream of having a small popsicle store someday in the future. Finger crossed! :)
Below is our attempt to documented the popsicle in this post on a video (Flash required). This is the first time we ever make a video, let alone a stop-motion one. It turns out quite fun, we’ll make another stop-motion video someday for sure!
Music: Checking things off of a to-do list early in the morning by Lullatone from Soundtracks for Everyday Adventures.