Travel Notebook: Backyard, Beach, and Beyond!
July 10, 2017

Photo Credit (Sweden and Denmark): Lezley Tipper


Photo and Recipe Credit: Half Baked Harvest

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Ginger, Hibiscus and Minty Watermelon Popsicles


    • 3/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
    • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled + finely chopped or grated for more flavor
    • 1/4 cup honey add 1-2 tablespoons more for a sweeter pop
    • 1/4 cup fresh mint you can also use basil
    • 4-5 cups fresh watermelon
    • the juice of 1 lemon


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Remove from the heat and add the hibiscus flowers, ginger, honey and mint leaves. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a blender and discard the used hibiscus flowers, ginger and mint.
  2. To the blender, add the the watermelon and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer/sieve or into a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze out all the juice and discard the watermelon pulp.
  3. Pour the mixture among 8 popsicle molds. Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and insert popsicle sticks. Return to the freezer and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. To remove the popsicles run the mold under hot water for 10 seconds and then pull the popsicles out of the molds. Store in the freezer.


Photo Credit (Hawaii): Natalie Woodson

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Photo Credit (Cabo San Lucas): Leigh Ann Lucas

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Photo Credit (Sweden and Denmark): Lezley Tipper

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Photo Credit (Sweden and Denmark): Lezley Tipper

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Photo Credit (Ireland): Carrie Denne

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Photo Credit (Croagh Patrick Mountain): Patricia Ferguson; (Galway Bay) Carrie Denne

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