Summer is finally here. I love sunshine, but not always the intolerable heat. There are many ways to cope, like air conditionning, but my favorite solutions are edible. I found popsicle molds while shopping last week (10$ wisely spent), and it inspired me. Here is my first of many creations. It yields two cups and makes 8 regular-size popsicles.
- 1 1/4 cup cantaloupe
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A tiny drop of mint extract
First, gently mix the sugar and heavy cream. Mix too hard, and it will turn into whipped cream. Add the vanilla and mint extracts.
It’s very important to only use a tiny drop of mint extract because the flavor is very powerful. But… just a hint of mint brings out delicious flavors in the cantaloupe. Refrigerate the cream mixture 2 hours.
In a food processor, pulse the cantaloupe. To get 1 1/4 cup, I used about 2/3 of my small cantaloupe. I ate the rest as a snack. Pulse until you are satisfied with the consistency. I left very small chunks in mine.
Gently mix the cantaloupe and cream mixtures. Pour into the popsicle molds. Freeze overnight. Enjoy your frozen treats the next day!