This week is a strange one. This morning NYC feels eerily quiet, with most people having vacated on Friday for an extra, extra long holiday week. With July 4th falling in the middle of the week, It is hard to tell which weekend is the holiday (both?). I am home in NYC briefly (before heading to LA tomorrow) after a wonderful weekend on the CT shore. On Saturday night, Doug and I hosted a beachside clambake for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, an organization I am very passionate about. Unlike the rain we were faced with last year, this year's event was perfect. I am looking forward to sharing the details of it soon!
Having just hosted a large summer party on Saturday, and with the 4th approaching on Wednesday I thought this week would be the perfect time to share some clean, pure and simple summer party recipes!
What is better on a hot summer evening than a fresh popsicle? Not only do popsicles make everyone feel like a kid, they also help cool you down in the heat. Instead of buying overly sugary, preservative laden pops, why not make your own? These watermelon mint popsicles are slightly sweet, refreshing and incredibly simple to make. They are sure to be a hit at any backyard bbq, or beachside bash!
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
- 4 cups of watermelon chunks seeds removed
- big handful of fresh mint, chopped
- liquid stevia to taste
- In a high speed blender or Vitamix, blend the watermelon until it is liquified
- Gently stir in the chopped mint
- Add stevia to taste, making the mixture slightly sweeter than you want as sweetness diminishes with freezing
- Pour into popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze
This mixture could also be poured into ice cube molds and used as ice in a Spicy Margarita!