Watermelon and lime lollies recipe

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  • Low-fat
serves: Makes about 1 litre
Skill: easy
Cost: not
Cooking: 25 min
(plus freezing time)

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 63 kCal 3%
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  • Surprise the kids with these thirst-quenching homemade lollies made with fresh watermelon and lime.

    Ingredients

    • 100g (3½oz) caster sugar1 level tbsp glucose syrup
    • Zested rind and juice of 1 lime
    • 1kg (2¼lb) prepared watermelon flesh, skin and seeds removed
    • Lolly moulds (and sticks, depending on type of mould used)

    Method

    • Pour 100ml (3½fl oz) cold water into a saucepan and add the caster sugar. Place the pan over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer it for 2 mins, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the glucose syrup and the lime zest and juice. Leave the syrup to cool.

    • Place the watermelon flesh in a food processor, purée it until smooth then stir in the syrup. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve, discarding the pulp. Pour the mixture into the lolly moulds and freeze until solid.

    • Remove the lollies from the freezer and dip the moulds briefly in hot water to release the lollies. The lollies will keep in freezer for up to 3 months

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