100 degrees in Michigan???
Yes, it is quite unreal and so Texas. I was glad to find cooler temperatures when I knew we were moving to Michigan but this summer has been pretty horrendous. Our poor dead grass can attest to this heat.
What does this also mean? It means we do not leave our home except for emergencies or if we are melting ourselves. See, we do not have central air.
'Tis true. How is the little one surviving? Well,we are all surviving.
Thanks to some lovely friends we have been living on a window unit for the past 2 years. We melted the first year before these friends let us borrow it the 2nd and 3rd years. SIGH....we learned the hard way.
We had all the intention of staying indoors today but we have a teething child. This is probably the worst I have seen the poor dear but mixed with the warm air and the same toys I am sure I would be irritated too.
What did we do? We took a little trip to Home Depot. The perfect place to take a cranky baby. Hahahaha. In fact, we were just plain BORED and TIRED of going to the mall. There are only so many times I can take that trip without needing to buy anything. If I dislike monotony, I am sure my baby does too.
Thanks to Ryan and a few errands we went down most aisles and came out with a box for Ryan's suits and a box knife. It was not a useless trip after all and Julianne liked smiling at people. She forgot that she was in pain.
So back to the heat. We have been enjoying popsicles over here. Since I am not baking anymore, I am being asked for popsicles. Ryan lets me know in the middle of the day what flavors would go together and all. He is funny!
We have lots of frozen fruit I need to use before we move so in addition to smoothies I am also making popsicles for a teething baby and my big baby. Hahahaha.
I made a creamy cinnamon-spiced cantaloupe popsicle that I liked but that Ryan did not like, after having just one. I found out that he really does not like melon. Oh well, more for me. :-)
I then came up with these beauties. I know I probably teased you but these do not have alcohol but can be added for those not breast-feeding. Too much info? Oh well. I am watching out for my alcohol consumption but you certainly do not have to.
I had a SUPER sweet watermelon. I used half of it for this recipe and the other half to eat for breakfast. Julianne LOVES her juicy watermelon.
This is a quick recipe and is ready in 4 hours, if you can wait that long. I finally got to eat one for myself because every time I turned around, Ryan had one of these babies in his mouth. I am happy my hubby likes healthy desserts and these are definitely healthy, refreshing, and cold!
Watermelon Mojito Popsicles
Cook Time: 4 hour freeze time
Ingredients (6 popsicles)
- 8 cups fresh and ripe watermelon, cubed
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, packed
- 2-3 Tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
- 3 limes, peeled and seeded
- 6 ounces rum (optional)
Cut a large watermelon and peel. Cube fresh watermelon and add 8 cups to a Vitamix blender.
Using a sharp knife, remove the peel from the limes, cut in half and remove seeds. Add the halves to the blender as is.
Wash the mint and remove from stems and measure a 1/4 cup, packed. Add to the blender.
Add the agave to the blender. Place blender on base and blend using the plunger that comes with the blender. If you do not have that use a wooden spoon to nudge the watermelon to blend. Do not add any water. The fruit has enough liquid. Blend on high until mixture is smooth.
Divide the mixture between 6 popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours.
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