Surprise the kids with these thirst-quenching homemade lollies made with fresh watermelon and lime.
- 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)
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