Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 ice pop)

Boasting just 82 calories and a boatload of vitamin C, these double-decker popsicles feature a sweet-tart lemon layer topped with a minty watermelon layer. If you prefer one flavor over the other, double the amount of ingredients required for each layer and make single flavored pops.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare watermelon layer, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 30 seconds, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in mint; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl.

Step 2

Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Strain puree through a sieve into bowl with mint syrup; press with back of a spoon to extract juice. Discard solids. Stir in lime juice; cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Pour about 2 1/2 tablespoons watermelon mixture into each of 8 ice pop molds. Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until almost set. Arrange 1 wooden stick into mixture, being careful not to push through to bottom of mold. Return to freezer. Freeze 1 hour or until frozen.

Step 4

To prepare lemon layer, combine 6 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 30 seconds, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into a bowl; stir in lemon juice, orange juice, and extract. Cool 15 minutes; cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Step 5

Remove molds from freezer. Pour about 3 tablespoons lemon mixture over frozen watermelon mixture in each mold. Freeze 2 hours or until completely frozen.

Ratings & Reviews

Meowmixer's Review

AuntieJen
November 19, 2012
Tastes good, very simple to make. My cats thoroughly enjoyed them. My dog, on the other hand, hated them. When I fed them to my cat he said meoooooowwww!!!

AuntieJen's Review

Meowmixer
June 01, 2010
Scrumpdillyicious! I made just the Watermelon Mint portion of these popsicles and they were so yummy, so refreshing. I enjoyed them so much, I'm thinking about making a large batch of the mint simple sugar ahead of time, so it's ready whenever I want to make them - just add the blended fruit. Does anyone know if it simple sugar will keep?