Happy Labor Day from Italy! Labor Day is always seen as the unofficial end to summer and is the perfect excuse to have one more big summer celebration. If you’re hanging out with friends and family by the pool (which I hope you are), whip up a batch of these boozy popsicles for a late afternoon treat.
They’re a great way to use up the rest of your melons from the day, too. Remember, these are boozy popsicles, so they’re an adult-only treat. You can easily leave-out the campari for a second batch for the kids.
Makes 10 pops
– 1 Cantaloupe, cut into pieces*
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup Campari
*Note: you can substitute 3-4 cups of passion fruit (about 15 passion fruits)
Make a simple syrup combining the sugar and water using a small sauce pan on medium heat. Turn off the heat once it starts to boil and set aside to cool.
Blend the cantaloupe and the syrup in a bowl using a hand mixer or blender. Add the campari and put into popsicle molds*.
*Note: I like to pour the puree into the molds using a pitcher, it’s easier.
Freeze for at least 5 hours. Place into warm bath for about 30 seconds to unmold and wrap individually in parchment and place back into the freezer. They can be stored for up to a month.
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