I can’t believe we are in September already. I’m not looking forward to bundling up in sweaters and boots. I’m trying to hold on to summer as much as possible. By holding on to summer, I made a batch of watermelon rosemary lemonade popsicle.
During the summer I’m sucker for pucker licking lemonade. When I saw this recipe on Freutcake, I knew I had to give it a try. I never heard of lemonade with watermelon and rosemary in it. The idea of watermelon and rosemary in lemonade blew my mind away because I never seen a creative take on the classic lemonade.
This lemonade is more of a grown up version of the traditional lemonade we had as kids. The infused rosemary makes this lemonade being far from ordinary. Rosemary is a strong herb. So if you’re concern that the lemonade will be overpowered by this herb, no need to worry. The rosemary is subtle.
I love the popsicles better in liquid form. The popsicles were good but tasted differently when they’re frozen. What I love most about this recipe is that you can make this in two ways. Double the batch to serve as drinks or make popsicles. Either way you can’t go wrong. This will be a regular rotation for next summer.
Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade Popsicles
Adapted from Freutcake
Makes 10 Standard Sized Popsicles
The juice from 4 cups of diced watermelon pureed and strained
2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 5 lemons)
1 cup rosemary simple syrup (recipe follows)
Place chopped watermelon in a food processor or blender and process until watermelon is juiced. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, saving the juice and discarding the pulp.
Combine watermelon juice, lemon juice and rosemary syrup in a bowl and stir to combine. Fill popsicle mold with watermelon lemonade.
Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for 2-3 seconds.
Rosemary Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cups sugar
1 heaping Tbs fresh rosemary leaves
Place sugar, water and rosemary in a pot over heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to cool to room temp. Strain liquid and discard rosemary.