makes 8 to 10
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups chopped fresh cantaloupe (about 1 small cantaloupe)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. Pour the syrup into a food processor or blender. Add the melon, lemon juice, and salt and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds (I use the all in one units so that I don't have to purchase sticks). Freeze about 5 hours until solid.
Tip: If the Popsicle is not coming out of the mold easily run some warm water over it before trying to pull it out to loosen it up.
Photos by Laura Spear, Recipe by Fany Gerson from the cookbook Paletas!