Finely slivered mint frozen inside these cantaloupe ice pops adds a delightfully pretty flair.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1996
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut cantaloupe in half; remove and discard the seeds. Scoop out the flesh and transfer to a food processor. Puree until smooth; measure 1 1/3 cups puree and transfer to a small bowl. (Reserve any remaining puree for another use, such as a smoothie.)

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  • Pour water into a small saucepan, add sugar and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in mint and immediately remove from the heat. Let stand for 1 minute.

  • Stir the mint syrup and lemon juice into the cantaloupe puree. Pour the mixture into 8 individual popsicle molds or small (2-ounce) paper cups.

  • Freeze until beginning to set, about 1 hour. Insert frozen-treat sticks and freeze until completely firm. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.

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Equipment: 8 popsicle molds or small (2-ounce) paper cups

Nutrition Facts

45.1 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 11.4g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 10.5g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1893.7IU 38% DV; vitamin c 23.3mg 39% DV; folate 13.9mcg 4% DV; calcium 7.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 7.7mg 3% DV; potassium 158.6mg 4% DV; sodium 9.6mg; thiaminmg 2% DV.