Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops

 

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are a little bit more sophisticated than the usual ice pops you can grab at the store and do a much better job of cooling you down.  They are also tasty enough for both adults and kids to enjoy, although you might find yourself not wanting to share!

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

Cantaloupe is one of my favourite melons, watermelon aside.  It reminds me of my childhood and the fruit salads that were popular the time.  You know.  Little round balls of melon in shades of orange, pink and green among other fruits.

When choosing a cantaloupe, especially for this recipe, you will want to check the end and make sure it gives just slightly when you press on it with your thumb.  It should also be just slightly fragrant.

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

I recommend using a high powered blender for making these, although you can certainly get away with a food processor.  Any blender that can make whole juice will work though, and create a better texture than a food processor will.

 

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops

Ingredients:

1 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves

1 Small Cantaloupe

 

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and basil to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved.  Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly before removing the basil leaves.

Cut the Cantaloupe up into chunks small enough to fit into your blender.  Blend until smooth on the whole juice setting if applicable.

Add the syrup and pulse for a few seconds to mix.

Pour the mixture into your ice pop moulds and freeze for at least 6 hours before enjoying.

 

 

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Small Cantaloupe
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and basil to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly before removing the basil leaves.
  2. Cut the Cantaloupe up into chunks small enough to fit into your blender. Blend until smooth on the whole juice setting if applicable.
  3. Add the syrup and pulse for a few seconds to mix.
  4. Pour the mixture into your ice pop moulds and freeze for at least 6 hours before enjoying.

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

 

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

These Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops are full of flavour and a delicious way to cool down from the summer heat!

 

 

10 thoughts on “Cantaloupe & Basil Ice Pops

    1. I’m totally addicted to these, the basil adds just a hint of something special that I can’t get enough of.

  1. What a genius way to use cantaloupe! I love it, I think other than watermelon it’s the only melon I really like. I would never have thought to use it this way. It sounds very refreshing! Alas, I don’t have a blender that will do the job, but when I do, watch out!

  2. These sound and look amazing. The recipe is so simple too. My brother-in-law grows muskmelons (same as cantaloupe but bigger and sweeter) and now I can’t wait until they are ready. Yummy!

  3. I love a good cantaloupe, I would never have thought of adding basil – a new combination for me 🙂

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