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Nothing says "hello, Summer" more than an icy, cold, fruity popsicle! Refreshing and delicious, these watermelon cucumber popsicles are the perfect finish to a classic Memorial Day barbecue menu. Although you will need to purchase popsicle molds and sticks, it's worth the investment because homemade popsicles are sublimely divine. This recipe would even be exceptional with a little vodka added! To take a look,

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Watermelon-Cucumber Popsicles

Watermelon-Cucumber Popsicles

Watermelon-Cucumber Popsicles

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
4 pounds seedless watermelon
1 pound cucumber
2 limes, juiced
Salt

Directions

  1. Place the sugar and 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Cut the watermelon into chunks, discarding the rind.
  3. Peel the cucumbers, and cut into pieces.
  4. Purée each in a blender. You should produce 4 cups of watermelon purée and 2 cups of cucumber.
  5. Combine the two purées with 2 cups sugar syrup, and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove any remaining lumps.
  6. Stir in the lime juice and a pinch of salt.
  7. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and freeze for several hours until hard. The popsicles are best made early in the morning or a day before serving.

Serves 10 to 12.

Make ahead: The Popsicles can be unmolded and stored in an airtight container separated by layers of parchment.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum.
emalove emalove 8 years
Those popsicles sound yum! I love anything watermelon flavored.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
chiefdishwasher - no such thing anymore! There's a whole generation of kids out there who have no idea that watermelons have seeds. Kids' pictures of watermelon slices are pink and green, but have no black specks in them! It's so sad.
gigill gigill 8 years
Good idea but I don't have space in my shared freezer for this type of treat. :(
darlene darlene 8 years
sounds good
darlene darlene 8 years
sounds good
pennylela pennylela 8 years
your vodka comment reminded me of a question i had- how much alcohol can be added to a frozen pop before it stops freezing, exactly?? ive always wondered...
pennylela pennylela 8 years
your vodka comment reminded me of a question i had- how much alcohol can be added to a frozen pop before it stops freezing, exactly??ive always wondered...
Marci Marci 8 years
Yum! What a good idea!
Marci Marci 8 years
Yum! What a good idea!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Get watermelon with seeds in it. Then we can have a seed spitting contest.
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