I have a new summer-time hobby. Did you know that?
(C'mon, no you didn't. Don't pretend like you did.)
My hobby is...buying fruit from the neighborhood produce carts...mashing it up in the blender...and turning it into popsicles. Economical and tasty, right!?
Well, sometimes. I don't often use recipes for these preservative-free popsicle creations, so sometimes I miss the tasty mark by a little. The blackberry/lime/yogurt pops sounded good in my head, but in reality they were - well - not terrific. The mango/banana/OJ popsicles were a step in the right direction. The blueberry/banana/lemon yogurt batch had a weird texture but they tasted pretty ok.
And that brings us to this weekend's attempt - Cantaloupe/Honey/Mint popsicles.
They sounded so refreshing, so grown-up and interesting - like something you'd read about in the pages of Real Simple or on a fancy lady's blog. In fact, that is where I read about them - on a fancy lady's blog - and she made them sound so delish (I promise I never use that word in real life) that I just had to try them.
Into the blender all the ingredients went.
Then into the supercute popsicle molds (on sale at Zabars, hooray!)
And the finished product?
Nasty. Real nasty. I couldn't finish one popsicle.
But - lucky for me and remaining five popsicles, taste is subjective and my roommate thought they were great. Koko even claimed that they instantaneously cured her nausea, so - bonus!
Next up, I'm toying with the idea of avocado/coconut popsicles. Do you dare me!?