Creamy cantaloupe popsicles are the tasty summer treat you didn’t know you needed. With 3 simple ingredients and a fast process for making them the hardest thing to do is wait for them to freeze.
Creamy cantaloupe popsicles are a delicious summer treat for those ripe melons. While fresh melons are always delicious sometimes they get a little too ripe to eat or you simply can’t finish the whole thing. In cases like that, making popsicles out of them helps to give them an entirely new chance at life.
Not only that but what kid doesn’t love a good popsicle on a hot day? These ones are a little healthier thanks to the fresh fruit inside, but we don’t have to tell them that!
Creamy Cantaloupe Popsicles
One of my favorite parts of summer is all of the fresh fruit that is available. I found this extremely simple recipe, realized it only had 3 ingredients, and decided to give it a try. We all loved these popsicles, and I love the fact that they don’t have a bunch of dyes, preservatives, and other hard to pronounce ingredients! This recipe is basic enough that I think you could probably swap other types of fruit for the cantaloupe or even try a combination of fruits.
Can I use half and half or regular milk?
Yes, you could. But, the popsicles won’t be as creamy as they would be with heavy cream and you might find that they have a slightly different texture and taste.
Can I try this with a different melon?
Absolutely! Imagine how great this popsicle recipe would be with honeydew melon! Even a mixture of the two could result in a tasty summer treat to help beat the heat!
Creamy Cantaloupe Popsicle Ingredients
-1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
-1 cup heavy whipping cream
-1/2 cup sugar
How to Make Creamy Cantaloupe Popsicles
Place your cantaloupe in the blender and puree, then set it aside.
In a saucepan over low heat, combine the whipping cream and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat and then stir in the pureed cantaloupe.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
- 1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Puree the cantaloupe in a blender and set aside.
- Combine the whipping cream and sugar in a saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved (should only take a couple of minutes).
- Remove from heat and stir in the pureed cantaloupe.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm. Enjoy!
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What can I add to make these popsicles even better?
Adding a little vanilla yogurt into the popsicle molds can make these popsicles even tastier. With the variation in flavors and colors it’ll be hard for the kids to resist! Adding in a little mint or lime zest could also be a fun away to make these ice pops more exciting.
How long are homemade cantaloupe popsicles good for?
These popsicles are frozen and can last almost indefinitely. However, for best results I recommend eating within 3 months to avoid freezer burn or loss of delicious flavor.
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- Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
- Holiday Peppermint Ice Cream Cake Roll
- Easy Kool Aid Sherbet
- Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream
- Easy Orange
- Snow Ice Cream
- Homemade Fruit Shaved Ice
- Homemade Raspberry Jam Ice Cream
- Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
- Banana Split Milkshake
- Easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake
- Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
This creamy cantaloupe popsicle recipe is great for summer. Try it soon and watch how fast they disappear (and not because of the summer heat and weather outside, haha.)
Amber Brady says
Wow, this sounds really good! I have never thought of using cantaloupe for popsicles! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #21!<br /><br />~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!<br />http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com
love these are made with real cantaloupe sounds so yummy!
Ashleys Dandelion Wishes says
These looks super yummy! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party <br /> http://www.ashleysdandelionwishes.com/2013/07/dandelion-wishes-wednesday-10.html
Joan Hayes says
The creamy cantaloupe pops look so good, its a must share. Thanks for sharing at Thursdays Treasures.
Emily Thompson says
yum! those look super refreshing and I do love melon! I think my boys would really enjoy these and they don't look too hard to make :o) thanks for linking up to nap-timecreations.com Tasteful Tuesday party. You are being featured today in a summer fun round up. I would love for you to come on over and check it out. Feel free to spread the word of the round up on your favorite social media :o)
Just wanted to let you know this was featured on 'Or so she says…' today!! Thanks so much for linking it up. ~ Mariel http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
Ruthie Knudsen says
Looks so delightful! I love cantaloupe so I gotta give these a try! I'm so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week… this week I'm co-hosting a HUGE bash with 2 other bloggers! Come on over http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com and share again! xoxo~ Ruthie
What a beautiful recipe! It looks so pretty!
I tried these and they were way too rich for my taste. I would consider trying them again with more cantaloupe and less cream/sugar. Very creative though!
Shannon S says
Could I use almond milk?
I’m sure that would work great – almond milk would be really yummy with the cantaloupe!
Ava Allen says
They are delish. My hubby eats them…and.demands them 10 at a time.
My husband loves them too Ava!