My husband loves fruit. When he runs to the store to pick up a gallon of milk, he comes home with a plethora of fruit. Most of the time, unfortunately, it doesn’t all get eaten before it becomes soft. That was the case recently with cantaloupe and that’s how the cantaloupe wine slushie came to be. Also how I’ve learned to become creative in trying to use up all this fruit.
So off to the web I went for cantaloupe inspiration. It’s been so hot here this July that I settled on these Creamy Cantaloupe Pops from Taste of Home. They have been perfect to keep in the freezer after playing outside in these warm temperatures. It will still be very warm when my kids go back to school so I plan to have these healthy pops on hand when they get home.
A couple of notes on the recipe. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup of sugar. We are trying to watch the sugar in our diets so I cut it back to 1/4 cup and tasted the mixture. There’s always the opportunity to add more but not to remove what you’ve already added. Really the amount of sugar will depend on how sweet your cantaloupe is and mine was perfect. Hence the reason for less sugar.
It’s easier if you cube up the melon before putting into the blender. You can use popsicle molds or paper cups. I like these popsicle molds because they catch drip and have a built in straw. No deliciousness goes to waste.
These pops will keep in the freezer about a week, if they last that long. Once again, this recipe does double duty for back to school and Taste of Home Tuesday. Be sure to check out Jolene’s Recipe Journal’s contribution to TOH Tuesday at the end of the post.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
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