The weather in Texas is HOT! 100 degrees and the air conditioner is running non-stop.
This is the time of year when I crave a popsicle.
I recently bought the book "Paletas" by Fany Gerson.
Paletas are Mexican popsicles and this book has an interesting choice of recipes as well as shaved ice and aguas frescas.
So today I decided to try the watermelon popsicles. They are easy to make and would be a great project for the kids to help with in the kitchen.
1/2 c. WATER
1/2 c. SUGAR
4 c. WATERMELON, peeled and diced, and seeds removed
1 Tbsp. LIME JUICE, freshly squeezed
Pinch of SALT
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Put the watermelon, lime juice, and salt in the blender and add the sugar syrup.
Blend until smooth.
Divide amongst popsicle molds, snap on the lid and freeze until solid... about 5 hours.
To remove from molds, dip molds in warm water just until they are loosened when pulling on the popsicle sticks.
Makes about 12 popsicles. Grand-daughter Alain gave these a "thumbs up"!
(These are very refreshing!)