Thursday, August 13, 2009

Watermelon Ice Cream Lollies

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After roaming the neighborhood the whole afternoon, discovering and riding their bikes, Soeren and his best girlfriend C. were lying crashed out on the sofa. I could hear a few moans about how hot they were and the famous “Mum, we’re bored!”

After giving them several different ideas of what they could do and after each one of those ideas were not considered seriously very long, I was just about to give up.

But then I saw watermelon in the fridge.

“Hmmm how many hours would they spend picking out the seeds from that?” I thought sneakily.

I knew it was such a ridiculous idea but I could not resist.

“Say kids I have a watermelon in the fridge want to help me pick out the seeds?” I asked in all seriousness.

“YAAAH!” was the collective answer

OK! I have never seen two kids more excited to spend free time picking out watermelon seeds.

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Yes I did have a bit of a guilty conscious and had to think of something to make up for this sneaky plan of mine.

A peak into my freezer produced half a box of vanilla ice cream. And so the idea of watermelon ice cream lollies was created.

"What do you need ice cream for?" asked Soeren, my ever inquisitive son!

"We're making watermelon ice cream lollies and you two are going to be the chefs of the day!"

Watermelon = €1.20

Vanilla Ice Cream = €2.50

Two sets of sparkling eyes = Priceless

I wish I had a camera in every room of the house to be able to capture these one in a million expressions.

And here they are - our top refreshment (and boredom killer) of the summer  - watermelon ice cream lollies.

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Watermelon Ice Cream Lollies


[Printable version of recipe here]

Ingredients
600g watermelon, de-seeded and cut into medium sized pieces
250g good vanilla ice cream

Method

  1. Process the water melon in a food processor until smooth.

  2. Transfer to a bowl. Add the ice-cream and whisk until smooth. Pour into ice cream lolly moulds and freeze for 4 hours, or until firm.

Sticky Note 1 tipstricks If you do not have ice cream lolly moulds simply line a few plastic glasses with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the glasses. Allow to freeze for 2 hours then insert ice cream lolly sticks into the center. Once frozen entirely it should be fairly easy to cut open the glasses and pull the ice cream lollies out.

 


Verdict

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This was a cool summer refreshment for sure. My two chefs created the flavor of the summer for sure. These lollies were somewhere between fruity popsicle and a creamy ice cream, with the very distinct watermelon taste. The next day the four of us (C.'s sister L. joined us) dangling our legs from the wall of our water well and munching our creamy and icy watermelon pops.

We're sending a few of these lollies over to Hillary, who as guest hostess of this month's Monthly Mingle, wants our Marvelous Melon creations. Make sure you all join us - you have till August 17th to create your marvelous melon dish!

You might like these ice cream treats from WFLH:

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Crème Fraîche Strawberry Basil Ice-Cream Apricot and Pistachio Pistachio Strawberry Pistachio Frozen Parfait



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41 comments :

  1. Perfect for the weather. Looks refreshing and yummy!

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  2. Meeta , the color of the lollies is gorgeous !!! There is no better way than to dangle your legs from a wall and eat !!!

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  3. Smart mom! why feel guilty? :-D our chores are their joys! I am going to do this soon. I usually mix Vanilla Ice Cream & mango pulp, never thought of doing any other fruit! I agree with Dee:-)

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  4. Heavenly!I never made anything other than Kulfis, and I have to try this soon!Your son must be one lucky kid..!!

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  5. this is really amazing !! And what a simple recipe!!

    Loved it so much!!

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  6. Hi Meeta,

    I have been a silent reader of your blog for a while now... and I am guilty !

    Your blog is awesome. The recipes & photos - are perfect.

    You really inspire me to cook. Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful recipes !

    ~ Rupa

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  7. It is your photos and recipes that are pricelss, meeta! :) Love this recipe idea!

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  8. Thank you for sharing this lovely, easy recipe Meeta...so refreshing!

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  9. What a great way to fight the boredom! And they look delicious as well.

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  10. This looks like a refreshing and delicious summer treat!

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  11. THIS is one great recipe. of all your recipes, i think this is my favorite (yet!)...thanks!

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  12. Love this! So pretty and simple. They really do look refreshing.

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  13. Its the most easiest dessert on ur blog....everything looks so beautiful!!!!!!and I can safely say i will definitely try this one!!!!!!my daughter would love thissssssss......looking forward for more easy recipes like these Meeta!

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  14. oh lovely post ^^ & the pictures are so cute ^^ .. XOXO

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  15. It is sometimes the most simple things that can amuse children the longest!!! A lovely idea and those lollies look so refreshing!!

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  16. What a beautiful colour - refreshing idea for hot summer days!

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  17. Wow thats really perfect for weather and yumy pops..

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  18. Aaahh... I get refreshed just looking at those. And so simple to make too!

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  19. Oh this are just perfect Meeta! I sorely need one of these cooling treats right now! (and what a creative and delicious way of entertaining the kiddies!)

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  20. Considering all the "help" you got from your enthusiastic "sous chefs", how could you not make this for them?
    Gorgeous coloured lollies, Meeta.

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  21. oh...my son is just gonna love this....he is just two and so loves watermelon and my last attempt at watermelon ice-cream was such a huge disaster...what can i say, the ice-cream went bad in the freezer...but this is so much better...he is going to enjoy having this

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  22. Great idea! I love how kids relish in doing those things which we as adults so strongly dislike. My youngest loves doing the dishes.
    I really must make these soon! I also like Soma's idea of making these with mango...yum!

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  23. Oh yum!! What a fantastic and child-friendly melon recipe!

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  24. Just brilliant Meeta...and priceless too. What fab memories...

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  25. Meeta,
    This is an absolutely innovative idea, my mom used to prepare a similar kind of lollies but with sweet corn, they were lovely, I still miss those. Little things of childhood just come up, and you start thinking if only we could go back to that time :).

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  26. Lady, you just don't have an eye for awesome pics..you have a creative knack to carve out some awesome moments in life :)two pairs of sparkling eyes is indeed priceless (well! somebody saw the sparkle and shared it too so, it makes it timeless as well)

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  27. Lady, you just don't have an eye for awesome pics..you have a creative knack to carve out some awesome moments in life :)two pairs of sparkling eyes is indeed priceless (well! somebody saw the sparkle and shared it too so, it makes it timeless as well)

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  28. Watermelon and lollies... my favourites ... 2 thumbs up for waterlon lollies!! :)

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  29. Love, love,love how easy these are! What a perfect treat for a scorching day.

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  30. Truly a priceless genius idea - cheap entertainment for boredom killer, fabulous treat and priceless memory. Well done.

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  31. Fruity popsicle and creamy ice cream sounds like the perfect combination for a lazy summer's day indeed :) Very well done, sneaky mom! ;)

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  32. Great...because I have 1/2, well now a 1/4 (since I gave 1/2 away)whole watermelon and wanted to make some lollies...with mint and lime. Looking forward to this tomorrow, maybe

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  33. oh i am so glad you are liking these! they are not only easy to make but so versatile. and yes i think this is the easiest dessert on my blog lol!

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  34. Love love love your blog. I have tried quite a few recipes from here and loved them all! Thanks.
    I bought a watermelon but unfortunately it is not very ripe and not very sweet(it is pink inside). Can I make these lollies with it?

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  35. I used to dream up ice-cream flavours as a kid and I could never understand why these great (in my mind) flavours did not yet exist for me to buy.

    And watermelon was one of those flavours (along with another one - liquorice - but that may just be me).

    Thanks for bringing my childhood dream to life - the lollies look delicious!

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  36. What a brilliant idea! I always have half watermelons languishing around, too... thanks!

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  37. This looks so yummy. I'll have to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. These look so refreshing! Great idea!

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