Honeydew Limey Minty Popsicles

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For the past two weeks, I’ve had some serious issues with sleep.

I don’t know what’s up, but it’s not good. I just can’t seem to actually do it.

Stress? Nah, not really. Anxiety? I mean…maybe…I dunno? But every night when it’s time to go to bed, I totally choke.

I just end up lying there for a few hours before my mind gives up and body wins.

My sleepy-but-can’t-sleep ritual has officially become googling cat videos. I mean, I do this when I’m not trying to fall asleep too, but late at night it’s juuust way more fun.

So a few nights ago when I was just minding my business watching those typical videos of cats giving surprise faces, I came across this video of cats…just straight going to town on honeydew popsicles.

HONEYDEW POPSICLES!!

Random, you say?!

Totally.  But maybe these cats know what’s up!!!

So with cats and honeydew popsicles on the brain, I figured I should do us all a favor and make ’em, right?

Yes, yes…I think so.

You’ll need a honeydew melon. This is waay easy.  Scoop out the guts.

Chop it up, add it to a blender and squeeze some limes. This adds a little zing to the sweet melon. Yumalicioustown, USA.

And a little simple syrup never hurt no one. If I were to make this next time I might scale down the simple syrup juuuust a tad.

It wasn’t a huge issue but I like things less sweet than normal. If you’re like me, scale it down to 1/8 of cup.

I love control.

At the very last minute, I added some mint that was on its deathbed. I didn’t want to bite into gigantic leaves, so I blended it.

That was a pro move, right there, by the way. It ended up adding these little specs of mint throughout the popsicles that add this awesome layer of refreshingness (word? probably not).

And then…and then!! I just pushed it through a sieve/strainer and poured the mixture in popsicles molds.

These popsicles are zingy, limey, minty and super refreshing…and the color is just this gorgeous hue of light green. Beautiful!

No wonder those cats were in luuurve.

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!

xo

Adrianna

P.S. A Cozy Kitchen might be acting a little wonky this weekend because some crazy changes are going to be happening. On Monday, fingers crossed, there’s going to be a whole new bloggy blog. Can’t wait for you to see!

Honeydew Lime Mint Popsicles

Recipe adapted from Gourmet

Yields 6-8 popsicles

Print this recipe!

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

1 (3 1/2-lb) ripe honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cu

1/4 cup of fresh lime juice

1 handful of mint leaves

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, add water and sugar and cook until dissolved. Take off heat and set aside.

Blend half of melon and half of lime juice in a blender until smooth. Add syrup and remaining melon, lime juice and mint and purée until smooth. Force purée through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-quart glass measure or bowl, pressing on solids and then discarding them.

Pour mixture into molds and freeze until slushy, about 2 hours.

Insert sticks, then freeze Popsicles until completely hardened, at least 6 hours.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet July 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

want!

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marie July 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

these look good but it’s been in the 50s and 60s here… waah :( i still might try them and crank up the heat or something. wonky ~ love that word.

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Sarah July 1, 2011 at 7:37 am

Those are super cute and tasty sounding, but the thing that I really want to know is did you try to feed them to a cat?! I’m desperate to know if all cats like them or if those ones in the video were just trained to like them. Because I kind of want to make them and then go find a cat so I can shove the popsicle in its face and make it happy.

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Dave July 1, 2011 at 7:56 am

Try Melatonin 30 mins before bedtime! Totally helps me sleep when my brains bouncing around

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Adrianna July 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I’m so taking this! TY.

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Heidi @ Food Doodles July 1, 2011 at 7:59 am

Yum! Those look so good! Love the lime and mint, those must taste great 😀

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Missy At Obsessive Daydreamer July 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

These look delicious, and that was totally a pro move to add the mint leaves! I can’t wait to see the new site!

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Tami Anderson July 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

Okay I officially must get Popsicle molds now! Thanks!

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Rachel July 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Yum! These look so good. :)

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Janae July 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I too have major, major sleep issues. I never know if I’m going to sleep like a log or not sleep at all… such a bummer. You’re not alone!

Popsicles look delicious, and can’t wait to see the new site!

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Jamie-Lee July 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

You’re honestly one of my favourite bloggers. And I LOVE your nail colour! That cat video, by the way, made my day (oh and these look delish!).

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Adrianna July 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Umm…I like you!

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Abi July 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

that cat video is amazing! and these popsicles look amazing too.

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Katrina July 3, 2011 at 12:17 am

This is super cool. Love this idea!

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bianca July 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

I just attempted nutella coconut popsicles and they were a fail. The sticks came out sans popsicle- but these look good enough to abandon my idea and just go with this!

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The Newlywed Chefs July 3, 2011 at 11:56 am

These look so refreshing! Yum!

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Dana July 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

These look great!

And as for problems with sleep, I feel your pain. Sleep disorders are no fun.

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