Introduction: Watermelon and Parsley Popsicles

I recently got a super fancy blender and realized I had no reason not to make ALL THE FRUIT POPSICLES.

The boy and I started with these parsley and watermelon popsicles - we saw the recipe in a book called People's Pops. All of the popsicles looked amazing, but the combination of watermelon and parsley sounded especially yummy. :D

The best part? They taste like the best watermelon you've ever had in your life.

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bowling ball sized watermelon (mine yielded about six cups of chopped, deseeded watermelon)
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Tools:

The blender I'm using is an Oster VERSA - it's awesome and half the price of the lower end Vitamix blenders. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a heavy duty blender - it's really close to the Vitamix we've got in the Instructables test kitchen. :D

Step 2: Peel and Deseed the Watermelon

Cut the watermelon in half and then take the skin off with a sharp knife.

Deseed as needed (sure, you could leave them in, but they never fully break down in the blender) and roughly chop the watermelon.

Add to your blender.

Step 3: Blending + Pouring

Blend the watermelon until you get it to a consistency you like. I like mine with small chunks!

Finely chop the parsley and add it to the blender along with the simple syrup. (Add in a pinch of salt now if you're into that!) Pulse a couple times to get it all combined.

Pour into popsicle molds. Chug whatever doesn't fit :D

Step 4: Freezing + Storing

Freeze until set (about 4 hours) and then unmold. The original recipe suggested storing the popsicles in freezer bags which is genius!

Storing them in freezer bags means you can have a popsicle whenever you please and not have to fight with unmolding them every single time. Plus, it frees up the mold to make even more. :D

Enjoy!

Comments

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Thederpyninja (author)2014-07-27

all I have to say is HOLYAMAZEBALLS that looks so good! Voted :)

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ziekrage made it! (author)2014-07-16

Here's mine, but with mint playing the role of parsley. We also were running short on proper popsicle sticks, so chopsticks came to the rescue.

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ccruz12 (author)2014-07-15

DIY cool lets make more.

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mrsben (author)2014-07-15

The ingredient combination sounds odd, but I am sure it tastes great. Thanks for sharing it.

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darklotus (author)2014-07-15

It's mid-winter here in Australia, but once it starts warming up, I'll definitely be trying this combination - yum! Thanks for the instructable!

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SaintSalvage (author)2014-07-15

What kind of mold did you use?

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Cheese Queen (author)2014-07-15

One culinary note about salt and sugar; salt ENHANCES sweet flavors, so you can actually use less sugar than you would without that pinch of salt.

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boocat (author)2014-07-15

Healthy pops for unsuspecting kids. Basil would be better in like V-8 juice pops. Mmmmm. Love this! Thanks for your time.

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spunk (author)2014-07-12

This is such a crazy combination!

How does it taste like?
I'm pretty intrigued to try it ;)

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jessyratfink (author)spunk2014-07-13

It really does taste like watermelon on steroids! The sugar really livens up the watermelon so it's perfect and sweet, and the parsley gives it a slight "green" flavor that mimics the white rind on a watermelon. Soooooo good.

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spunk (author)jessyratfink2014-07-14

It sounds great, I really want to try this!

Sometimes fruit and herbs go so well together.
Have you ever tried pineapple and mint? It's an amazing taste experience ;)

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marandy (author)2014-07-12

Sounds yummy! What kind of simple syrup did you use and is it a necessary ingredient?

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jessyratfink (author)marandy2014-07-13

Unflavored simple syrup - just sugar and water. I think it's necessary, honestly! The high sugar content helps flavor the popsicles and also gives it a more crumbly texture, so it's easier to eat.

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patsheldon (author)2014-07-13

oh nice! I like the combinations! And to use salt too, woww ;)

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Flash67 (author)2014-07-12

Wow! Sounds delicious! I'm gonna have to try that!

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Errfadi (author)2014-07-12

good .. at least it is home-made,natural and free from preservatives .

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CrystalB01 (author)2014-07-11

That design on the watermelon makes it look especially pretty! My parents took a 2 week vacation so I'm totally trying this with them!

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widdlelivi (author)2014-07-11

I am totally going to try this tomorrow!

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