Recipe: Grape and Cantaloupe Popsicles

After participating in January’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop Popsicle Party with my Strawberry Peach Vodka Pops, I was inspired by everyone’s creative flavours and couldn’t wait to try out some more combos of my own! I decided to make some healthy & refreshing all-fruit popsicles using both grapes and melons – doesn’t get much more summery than that!

When I was a kid we used to put grapes in our ice trays so we would get a frozen grape inside each block of ice – I don’t know why it seemed so interesting but I do remember really enjoying it, so I decided to pop some halved grapes inside these popsicles to really hark back to my childhood! They add an interesting burst of texture too!

Ingredients List

  • Large bunch of grapes
  • Half a cantaloupe
  • Sugar

Steps

For the Grape half

  1. Remove grapes from their stems and place the majority in a saucepan with a small amount of water. Leave a few aside to keep whole. Simmer the grapes for approximately 10 minutes, until softened
  2. Strain the grapes through a mesh strainer to remove all juice then discard the skins. Stir in a little sugar (to taste) and leave to cool
  3. Pour into your popsicle moulds and place some halved grapes in each mould. Freeze for approximately 1 hour, until almost set

For the Cantaloupe half

  1. Peel and deseed the cantaloupe then roughly dice
  2. Mix approximately 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup boiling water until dissolved. Allow to cool slightly
  3. Place the cantaloupe in a blender with the sugar mixture and blitz until smooth
  4. Pour over the almost frozen grape portion, insert your popsicle sticks and allow to freeze completely
  5. Enjoy!

Grape & Cantaloupe Popsicle

Yummo! So refreshing and delicious! These popsicles holders are extra useful as they catch any bits that are melting away so I don’t end up with sticky fingers and lost popsicle!

Grape & Cantaloupe Popsicle

What’s your favourite popsicle flavour? Tried any out-there flavours recently?

4 Comments on Recipe: Grape and Cantaloupe Popsicles

  1. Ally @ Om Nom Ally
    February 6, 2014 at 5:21 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve got those same moulds, they’re awesome for catching the drippies 🙂 Loving these popsicles with the two-tone effect, they look fabulous and the added halved grapes are a great touch.
    These will go down so well on Sunday when it’s going to be scorching, thank you!
    Ally @ Om Nom Ally recently posted…Eating for Hormonal Balance + Green Adrenal Tonic Smoothie

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm (8 years ago)

      They’re great aren’t they, so much less mess! It’s going to be horrible this weekend isn’t it? Popsicles for every meal I think!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm (8 years ago)

      I got them from a homewares/kitchen store – Matchbox, House…one of those ones! If I remember the name I shall let you know!

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