Food & Entertaining - Garden to Table

Melon citrus pops

Make these delicious pops with your garden's bountiful melon harvest.

Kids and adults alike will love these refreshing, homemade Popsicles that combine a little sugar, water, and orange and lime juices with melon. Moulds and sticks are widely available at supermarkets and other outlets.

This recipe calls for honeydew, but you can substitute other melon varieties, including watermelon and cantaloupe.



  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) water
  • 1 ripe honeydew, peeled, seeded, cut into small chunks (you will need about 4 cups/1 L of chopped melon)
  • 1⁄3 cup (75 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄3 cup (75 mL) fresh orange juice


1 Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir mixture until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool completely before continuing.

2 Place melon chunks in a blender or food processor. Add half of each of the citrus juices and purée until smooth. Add cooled sugar syrup and remaining juices; blend until smooth.

3 Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing down to get as much purée through the sieve as possible. Discard any solids.

4 Pour mixture into moulds and freeze for about 2 hours until it’s slushy, but not frozen.

5 Insert sticks into moulds and freeze until completely solid, at least 6 hours.

Makes: 6 to 10 servings (depending on mould size)

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