June 29, 2016

Cooling Off

It's summer! I'm stating the obvious when I say Houston summers are hot. So. Hot.

So as I avoid being outdoors and escaping to the comfort of air conditioned spaces, I am also enjoying frozen treats as another way to cool off.
I recently discovered that my friend Matthew loves ice cream so we're going to try to hit as many of these spots around the city until I leave for Chicago in ten days. (Here's a throwback post from 5 years ago when I was being dramatic about the Chicago heat. Hopefully it won't be as hot in Chicago because I need a break from Texas heat).

(So far we've sampled not-so-tasty shaved ice at Tampico Refrequeria and creamy gelato at Gelazzi).
In addition to ice cream adventures, I have also been making popsicles. I attempted to make matcha popsicles to TERRIBLE results. Matcha made the popsicles way too bitter even though I tried to sweeten them with honey. However, when we changed our perspective from eating sweet popsicles to "I'm eating yogurt that's in the shape of a popsicle" then they slightly tasted better. Sigh...
Since I made two yogurt popsicles with not great results, I polled friends to help me find a good fruit flavor. This led to me making these simple, refreshing and pretty tasty, no sugar added watermelon popsicles. They also were unintentionally ombre. So. confused.
Watermelon Popsicles adapted from The Kitchn, makes 6-7 popsicles
Ingredients:
1/4 of a large watermelon, cored
1/2 lime, juiced
Directions:
1. Cut watermelon into chunks and place into blender. Squeeze in lime juice and blend until liquified.
2. Pour juice into popsicle molds and freeze for about five hours until solid.
3. Enjoy!

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