Graham Elliot’s Watermelon and Jalapeño Ice Pops

Use this delicious recipe as a jumping-off point to make other colourful ice pops. What about cucumber and mint? Tomato and basil? Carrot and ginger? The sky’s the limit!

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12ice pops 10minutes 5-7minutes
Servings Prep Time
12ice pops 10minutes
Cook Time
Portions: ice pops
Portions: ice pops
  1. Scoop the watermelon flesh from the rind and remove the seeds. Cube the watermelon and put it in a large bowl. Add the jalapeño (no need to stir the mixture at this point).
  2. In a saucepan, bring the sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sugar dissolves to make simple syrup. Let the syrup cool a little.
  3. Pour the syrup over the watermelon and jalapeño. Transfer the mixture to a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and pulse again.
  4. Strain the watermelon mixture through a double layer of cheesecloth into another bowl. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze until firm. The pops will keep in the freezer for up to a month.