Cooking with my toddler: Juice and Pops all at once, oh my

Monday, August 9, 2010

J and I made Watermelon Agua Fresca to have with chorizo verde. Also, we made it because the Watermelon was about to go bad. I poured the leftovers into pop molds that night. All in all, this recipe made us very happy.

Watermelon Agua Fresca
2 Watermelons
2 Plums
1/2 c Turbinado sugar
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 c water
1/2 tbs cinnamon

Chop the plums, and combine with the sugar, 1/2 the juice, and the water in a saucepan over low heat.
Meanwhile, “peel” the watermelons. In the blender, roughly chop about half of it, then set aside. Puree the other half.
Add the reserved juice and puree some more. Strain the puree.
Combine the pureed watermelon with the chopped watermelon and add the cinnamon.
Bring the syrup to a boil, remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes-- mash down the plums a little.
Once cool, combine the syrup with the watermelon.

You could add more or less sugar, to taste, or replace the sugar with a bit of substitute-- not corn syrup or honey.

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