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Recipe: Watermelon paletas

Recipe: Watermelon paletas

Image: Maya Visnyei / Prop styling: Ann Marie Favot / Food styling: Claire Stubbs

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Recipe: Watermelon paletas

Keep your cool with this delicious treat that puts a refreshing fruity spin on a classic frozen favourite.

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We’re feeling hot, hot, hot! It’s the time of year when the sun is shining, the days are long and the sizzling heat waves come on strong. So to keep you cool, we’ve come up with this delicious treat that puts a refreshing fruity spin on a classic frozen favourite.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 small watermelon
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
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DIRECTIONS

1 Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil; cook for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.

2 Meanwhile, cut the watermelon into large wedges and cube the fresh, reserving some of the rind. Place the cubes in a food processor and process until smooth (you should have about 2 cups). Add the cooled sugar syrup, lime leaf and juice, and process again until smooth. Pour the mixture into eight ice-pop moulds. Cut the reserved watermelon rind into eight crescent-shaped pieces to fit the tops of the moulds. Make a little cut in the centre of the rind with a paring knife and skewer each with a Popsicle stick. Place the sticks in the moulds so the outside of the rind sits on top and freeze until firm; serve immediately.

Tip: Save some rind to make your ice pops look like fresh watermelon slices.

Makes: 8 ice pops

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