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
- 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)
- popsicle molds
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