Cantaloupe Sherbet (or Popsicles)

by lydia on July 14, 2010

Surely summer is in full swing when you can go to the farmer’s market and choose from a plethora of fresh ripe fruits. Right now, there are massive melons overflowing from huge baskets at many of the stands at my farmer’s market and they are too hard to resist. Nothing beats a fresh melon, the store bought ones are a far cry from the real deal, ripe and aromatic!!

I like to make lots of cool concoctions in the summer, either in my ice cream maker or into popsicles for the kiddos sake. I decided to try cantaloupe in the form of sherbet, and the mixture can also be used to make popsicles. It’s pretty darn simple, and super refreshing too!!

Cantaloupe contains a nice hit of potassium – one of my favorite minerals. Potassium is needed in such high milligram amounts daily, especially for those with adrenal fatigue. With the summer heat, it’s easy to lose electrolyte minerals quickly through our sweat. Mother Nature is smart to provide us with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that are loaded with potassium during the hotter months, be sure to enjoy!

Handmade Popsicle

Cantaloupe Sherbet (or Popsicles)
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Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cantaloupe chunks
  • 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup honey
  • Grated zest of one lime
  • Juice of one lime
  • Pinch of coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup cream, whole coconut milk, whole yogurt, or even sour cream or creme fraiche (whatever you have on hand)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until well blended.
  2. Add to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  3. OR, add to popsicle molds and freeze 6 hours.
  4. (Based on my own popsicle molds that can handle ⅓ cup per popsicle mold, this could make 12-15 popsicles).
  5. Enjoy!!!

Adding cold soluble gelatin gives these popsicles more added nutrition. It’s like a dairy-free protein powder alternative and a healthy gut support all in one. Go the extra mile and add some cooked kale to these popsicles to sneak in some veggie power to your kids. The color won’t be as pretty, but you can come up with a creative name for these popsicles to get your kids to eat them anyway. Crocodile Pops Anyone?

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