Recipe

Tropical popsicles

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 4 mins cooking
  • Makes 8 Piece
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Ingredients

Tropical popsicles
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 800 gram piece seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice, plus 1 tablespoon extra
  • 1 (1 kg) medium pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon strained passsion fruit juice

Method

Tropical popsicles
  • 1
    In a small saucepan, combine sugar water over moderate heat. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high; bring to the boil. Boil, without stirring, 1 minute. Cool to room temperature.
  • 2
    Peel and chop watermelon. Process watermelon until smooth. Press through a sieve into a jug or bowl; measure 1 cup juice to use. Combine watermelon juice with half the syrup and lemon juice; strain through a fine sieve or strainer. Pour into 8 x 1/3-cup popsicle or ice block moulds. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3
    Peel and chop pineapple. Process pineapple until smooth. Press through a sieve into a jug or bowl; measure 1 cup juice to use. Combine pineapple juice with remaining syrup, passionfruit juice and extra lemon juice to taste. Strain through fine sieve or strainer.
  • 4
    Pour pineapple mixture into moulds; insert sticks. Freeze 2 hours or until popsicles are firm.