Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes (not all active time; does not include freezing time)
1 teaspoon honey mixed with
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1/2 teaspoon lime juice or water
8 mint leaves
1 1/2 cups seedless cubed watermelon
1 1/2 cups cubed honey dew melon
1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
Have molds ready. Brush or dip the mint leaves in the honey-lime mixture and place the leaves on the inner sides and toward the top of each mold. Press into place. Place in the freezer until the mint leaves are set and frozen, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender puree each melon separately. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice to each melon mixture.
To layer, fill the molds 1/3 of the way with the honey dew melon mixture. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and fill another 1/3 of the mold with the watermelon mixture; freeze 30 minutes. Finish with the cantaloupe mixture and attach the sticks to the mold. Partially freezing helps so the layers don’t run together. Freeze until solid. To serve, run warm water over the mold to unmold the pops.
From and tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Analysis per 1 pop: 34 calories (0 percent from fat), 0 grams fat (0 grams sat. fat), 9 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein, 12 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 gram fiber.