Beach Umbrella Pops
This lucent pop of pink and yellow lemonades perches like a little girl's parasol in a slice of honeydew melon. Inside are balls of fresh melon to be discovered when the tangy lemonades dissolve.
- Yield: Makes 1 dozen 3-ounce pops
Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Summer/Fall
- 1/2 medium cantaloupe
- 1/2 small honeydew melon
- 2 cups Homemade Yellow Lemonade, or store-bought
- 2 cups Pink Lemonade, or store-bought
Use a 3/8- or 7/16-inch melon baler to scoop out about 4 dozen cantaloupe and 4 dozen honeydew-melon balls. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.
Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of either type of lemonade into each 3-ounce mold. Arrange 3 melon balls in the lemonade in the bottom of each mold.
Freeze molds until the lemonade begins to set, about 15 minutes. Add 5 melon balls to each mold. Insert a wooden pop stick into each pop, then pour remainder of lemonade evenly into each mold. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour. Pour in 1 tablespoon contrasting color of lemonade to form the stripe at the base of the umbrella when unmolded. Pops will keep, frozen in their molds, for at least 3 weeks.