Watermelon Limesicles for all!
More popsicles! Because it’s hot and because it’s Friday and just because. Can’t stop won’t stop, or whatever the cool kids are saying these days.
If you can find a good, ripe watermelon (one that, you know, tastes like watermelon), there’s no need for any added sugar! If your watermelon is sub-par, you may want to add a bit of simple syrup to the blender, to sweeten the deal.
Put the watermelon chunks in a blender, and squeeze the fresh lime juice over it. Blend until smooth. If the melon has lots of seeds, you’ll want to strain the juice into a large measuring cup (mine barely had any, so I skipped this step).
I made these with my cousin-to-be, Sophia. She’s a doll.
Watermelon-Limesicles! They’re made to look like slices of watermelon, see? With little chocolate chip “seeds” and everything. How annoying am I??
These are easy peasy, though. Just fresh fruit, the greenest lime sherbert, and a bit of time in the freezer. The chocolate chip “seeds” can be optional, even.
The good news is that it’s watermelon season this very minute, so find a good one and get to popping! (Do you know how to choose the best watermelon? I found some good tips over at The Kitchn.)
Let the pops set up for about 30 minutes to an hour, until they’re starting to freeze but are still pretty slushy. At this point, stir in the chocolate chips, distributing them evenly between popsicles. Place the pops back in the freezer to harden just slightly, about 30 minutes.
Once the watermelon layer is set but not frozen solid, scoop some lime sherbert on top of the watermelon layer, evening it out at the top. Place popsicle sticks in the molds and allow the pops to fully set up, about 4 hours or overnight.
We think these treats would go over well at your next bbq, or for a summertime kid’s birthday party, or a summertime adult’s birthday party, preferably on a cool rooftop and maybe dunked in a glass of oh, I don’t know, tequila. Or gin. (The booze is my idea, not Sophia’s, because I’m a wizened almost-thirty-something and she’s a high school student with a heart of gold.)
Pour the watermelon juice into your popsicle molds, filling each about 2/3 of the way up.
Run the mold under some warm water to help release the popsicles, then enjoy immediately! (You could also wrap the popsicles in parchment paper and store them in a freezer-safe zip top bag for a few months.)
What I love about this recipe is that you get all of the same tastes and feels, but you can also feel really good as a parent because they’re packed FULL of nutrition and NO added sugar. Dietitian approved and kid-loved! Win win!
These zesty and sweet homemade vegan tropical lime popsicles will be devoured by your kiddos and make you feel like a super hero (because they’re both healthy AND kid-approved!).
I’ve made these with vegan yogurt and milk (I use coconut yogurt and coconut beverage instead of dairy to get a nice coconutty flavour) although you can use dairy if you’d rather! Using Greek yogurt and milk adds protein to this snack or dessert, which can help keep tummies fuller longer.
I don’t know about you, but that cold taste of a lime-flavoured popsicles brings back ALL of the sweet summer childhood memories. I ALWAYS chose the green one because I just loved that refreshing lime taste. Ok, sure, the ones we ate as kids were likely laced with added sugar galore and doused in artificial colour to make them extra enticing, but they sure tasted like summer didn’t they?
As mentioned, to get that nice lime green colour (and boost nutrition), I’ve added spinach (which can be substitute with Kale if you prefer!). The tropical fruits (pineapple, mango and banana) add enough natural sweetness that you don’t have to add any sugar, honey or syrup (unless you really want to!). This popsicle is nutritious enough that it could be considered a kid-friendly snack (pair it with some nuts, seeds, cheese, yogurt or another source of protein), or a dessert (because it’s sweet and fun enough!). In fact, it would be a great option for dessert WITH dinner on a warm summer evening.
Make it vegan or use dairy.
Overall, Limesicle wears a somewhat somber jacket. The colors, while lime inspired, dwell on the darker side of the spectrum. In certain light, smaller buds strike me as vibrant lime. This quality is inconsistent. The buds are primarily painted by fern and mossy hues. The interior of the flower is far more emblematic of its namesake. The exterior, however, actually demonstrates pockets of soft purple. These dwindling pockets of seductive mauve seem to drift in on the back of the hordes of shimmering trichomes. Clouded by the immense volume of globulous heads you may not even notice the subtle transition in subdued shades. The trichomes glisten equally brilliantly as they scale every fragrant edge of Limesicle.
I am tempted to stir the pot via a snapped nugget or two. I am a fool! Torn foliage simply incites open rebellion and dangerously exacerbates the already formidable lime lance. The note blossoms to become exponentially fiercer, tarter, and derived of a wafting expanse. I found myself a prisoner before, I am now knocked down by the torrential engagement of this newfound citrine flood. At inconsistent intervals, trace kicks of pine will step in and emphasize the aroma to car air freshener quality. Whatever stage of storm that Limesicle brews, I am dazed by the delicious display.
My new overlord thrashes with sharp tingling tendrils. The pulpy citrus pleasure is beaten into every fiber of my being. I fear in this moment, that I may actually be converted into a citrus fruit. Just like that old myth; “If you swallow a seed, a tree will grow in your belly!” Well, let me tell you, I was damn concerned that a lime tree was about to sprout from my face. A soothing, moist air hangs as a refreshing courtesy. This note is reminiscent of a rich fragrant dewey morning mist in the forest. This gentler ally aids in dampening some of the ferocity drummed up from prolonged exposure to the lime swarm. The fragrance seems to insist primarily on one direction, but I find this to be no flaw in the experience. Limesicle may only know one song, but it sings very well. I am rendered helpless to the charming resonance and succulent citrus that gushes from this bodacious bud.
Welcome back to toasted n’ posted where honesty, expertise, and good weed collide. I’m super stoked to revisit our friends, Coastal Cannabis, through this provocative strain. Today, we have Limesicle. My first thought was lime popsicle, sure thing! I am sure, however, that this cannabis will have a wealth of things to offer. I won’t even try to uncover the obscure lineage of Limesicle and simply attempt to appreciate what I have before me. Questioning the good things in life too thoroughly can often ruin them. While we are unsure of the parents, we know that Limesicle is proposed to be a blend of 80% sativa and 20% indica. In this production we are dancing with 21% THCA and just a drizzle of 1.1% CBD. I’m very impressed by anything over one percent CBD in the recreational market, but I am disappointed how the ‘3.6’ eighth was only 3.4 grams. I’m an indica man, but terpenes call the shots in every situation and I expect this to be a showstopper!
Even holding the jar feels good, I could simply sit and fondle the soft texture of the lid and wide pan of the jar. Obviously, what’s inside is better. I pry the ornate barrier from the vault. The treasure I discover pours out recklessly. Serrated sweet lime seeps into my nostrils. A constant concrete pour with the firm viscosity of cake icing. The rigid sweetness churns and snakes its way through my veins. I feel the bloated candy fill every sense and orifice, effectively suffocating me with its decadent flavor.
Creeping out from the crust of the decorated foliage are weak tangerine arms. None of the hairs seem to hold much length, as if they are making a quick appearance just to let you know they are present. Everything about the appearance of this flower is fuzzy, it makes me curious to its density. My lord, I must commend Coastal Cannabis on bringing a sativa to the table that isn’t a squishy, wet, stringy mess! These buds are dense as hell, the 20% indica must’ve stepped up to the plate and welded the fibers of Limesicle into one bulky bouquet. The bud is extremely well cured squealing a rich, crunchy, squish. This is by far one of the most stable and firm sativa-dominant hybrids I have ever had the pleasure of handling!