Summertime… and the living's easy… and it's already 100 degrees in Fresno. To help make the living easier make a few cool treats to beat the heat. As a child I loved popsicles and as an adult I still love them. I decided to combine 2 of my favorite summertime foods to make this delicious treat.
The great thing about this recipe is you can control the sugar content… I tend to try to add the least amount of sugar but still make it sweet. You can also use any sugar substitute that you would like. In a blender puree Watermelon chunks and add in lime juice and sugar.
Fill 3 oz paper cups 2/3 full with the watermelon mixture and put in the fridge for 2 hours. It will harden enough for you to add the stick to the center. While it's freezing whip up the lime semifreddo and add to the top of the frozen watermelon mixture. Use a ziplock bag to pipe the lime mixture on top. *My daughter didn't like the tartness of the lime, you can add sugar to make it sweeter if you prefer.
- Watermelon, seeded- enough to make 2 cups pureed
- 1/4- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp. grated lime zest
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 24, 3 oz Paper cups
- Popsicle Sticks
To make Watermelon Sorbet: Coarsely chop watermelon flesh; puree enough to yield 2.5 cups in a blender. Add sugar and lime juice; blend an additional 30 seconds. Pour into cups, filling 2/3 way full. Place in freezer for 2 hours. Once mixture starts to harden, poke popsicle stick into center.
To make Lime Semifreddo: Whisk together condensed milk, zest, and juice. Beat cream until it just holds stiff peaks, then gently fold into condensed milk mixture. Put into ziplock bag and pipe on top of frozen watermelon layer. Place cups back in freezer and let freeze over night.
Yield: 24 popsicles