Honeymelon, blueberry and vanilla popsicles
In the Netherlands we have a fairly weird name for a popsicle as we like to call it water icecream. And let’s face it; water is certainly not what is in these little beauties. Fruit yes, and a little bit of quark too but certainly no water. I added just a tiny bit of sugar into it, just to enhance the natural fruit flavors. It’s essential to taste how much sugar you need as it really depends on the type of fruit you’re adding and it depends on the sweetness of that fruit.
We had a truckload of melon lying around that needed to be eaten. They were on sale the week before, two for the price of one, so it would have been silly to just get the one right? And that meant I actually took four. Both watermelon and honeymelon was on sale… Half of it was used in delicious salads but the other half was waiting until the cats decided to play football with it and we could not have that..
Belinda would be coming over to taste an icecream this morning, after I had made her jealous with strawberry icecream I made last week or two weeks ago. So it was time for another good one. And the watermelon, which was my initial pick was already a bit overripe. Which is always a shame as the taste goes downhill from there. Anyone got any tips to use leftover too ripe watermelon? Juice? Adding it to something maybe?
I still had blue berries in the freezer (always a good idea to freeze some of your leftover fruits. Comes in handy quite a lot!) and making a good mixture out of that was done in a minute really. Leave the blueberries to thaw a bit though before adding to the blender as otherwise you’ll get pieces of ice in your mixture instead of the puree you want. The blueberry mix was a tiny bit too thick to pour into the Zoku so I have to think how to solve that for next time.. However the taste was totally delicious so go and make some!
- 250 gr blue berries
- 1 honey melon
- sugar to taste
- juice of 1 lime
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 tbsp of vanilla quark or vanilla yoghurt
Cut the melon and remove the seeds before cutting the meat away from the shell and put it in the blender. Add the lemon and lime juice and a little bit of sugar. Don't add too much sugar straight away. You can always ad more later if you want.
Turn in the blender until everything is nice and smooth and taste if you like the sweetness, Add a bit of lemon or lime if it needs some extra acidity and some extra sugar if not sweet enough
Put in the fridge until ready to use.
Add the blueberries together with the vanilla quark or yoghurt till a smooth mixture and again taste if it needs anything. Also check if the mixture is thin enough to pour into the popsicle maker
If you have a zoku take out of the freezer, put the stick in it and pour one layer at the time alternating between honeymelon and blueberry mix. Wait 7 minutes and than remove the popsicles,
If you have a regular popsicle form, first add one layer, let it freeze and than pour in the other layer or just do it all in one go. It will be good no matter what.
This quantity makes way too much anyway, so you can have the rest for a smoothie!
or try another combination!