Dr. Nandi Ice Pops

Dr. Nandi Ice Pops

  • You are going to need to make two separate layers

Watermelon layer:

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Lemon layer:

  • 6 Tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  1. When making the watermelon layer, add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook for 30 seconds, keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Stir in mint; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  4. Strain through a sieve into a bowl.
  5. Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth.
  6. Strain puree through a sieve into bowl with mint syrup and press with back of a spoon to extract juice.
  7. You will not need the solids, we suggest composting them.
  8. Stir in lime juice; cover and chill 1 hour.
  9. Pour about 2 1/2 Tbsp watermelon mixture into each of 8 ice pop molds.
  10. Freeze until almost set (1 1/2-2 hours).
  11. Arrange 1 wooden stick into mixture, being careful not to push through to bottom of mold.
  12. Return to freezer. Freeze 1 hour or until frozen.
  13. Now it is time to make the lemon layer.
  14. Add the 6 Tbsp of raw sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  15. Bring to a boil and cook 30 seconds.
  16. You must keep stirring until sugar dissolves.
  17. Pour into a bowl and stir in lemon juice, orange juice, and extract.
  18. Cool 15 – 20minutes.
  19. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  20. Remove molds from freezer.
  21. Pour about 3 Tbsp lemon mixture over frozen watermelon mixture in each mold.
  22. Freeze 2 hours or until completely frozen.