Picante Galia Melon Ice Pops

Category: 
Desserts
Seasons: 
June, July, August

Adapted with permission from Sweet Cream & Sugar Cones by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker and Dabney Gough, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Photography by Whitney Arostegui

Special equipment needed: 8 3-oz. ice-pop molds (or shot glasses) and popsicle sticks

Super easy

Picante Galia Melon Ice Pops

Ingredients

For 8 Person(s)

Cream

  • 1 small Galia melon, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cups simple syrup (equal amounts of water and sugar, heated until sugar dissolves), cooled and divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, strained
  • 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Picante Galia Melon Ice Pops Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, puree the melon until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium-size bowl.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons of the simple syrup, then the lime juice, salt and cayenne and taste. It should taste just a bit too sweet (once frozen, it will lose some of its sweetness). Add the remaining simple syrup if needed.
  3. Transfer to a liquid measuring cup and pour into ice-pop molds (or shot glasses as shown in our photograph). Insert the sticks and freeze until completely solid, about 4 hours. Unmold just before serving.

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