Watermelon Lime Popsicle

WATERMELON LIME

MAKES 5 OR 6 (3-OUNCE) POPS

Is there anything more refreshing than icy-cold watermelon on a hot summer day? There isn’t much to this pop, but there doesn’t need to be: the zesty acidity of the lime is just enough to brighten the sweet and juicy watermelon. There’s a reason we crave watermelons when we’re sweating: they’re 91 percent water and, therefore, super hydrating. That other 9 percent packs a heavy nutritional punch as well—watermelons contain more lycopene than tomatoes, and an amino acid called L-citrulline that’s been found to relieve muscle pain. Fun fact to wow your friends: Did you know watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable, and is a cousin to cucumber, pumpkin, and squash?

 

3 cups watermelon, in 1-inch cubes (about 20 ounces)

Zest and juice of 1 lime

 

    1. Blend together all the ingredients until smooth (you can leave some chunks of watermelon if you’d like).
    2. Pour the mixture into pop molds and freeze for 1 hour. Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours more, or until solid

Reprinted from Glow Pops. Copyright © 2017 by Liz Moody. Photography by Lauren Volo. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.