Beach Umbrella Pops

1 dozen 3-ounce pops

This lucent pop of pink and yellow lemonades perches like a little girl's parasol ina slice of honeydew melon. Inside are balls of fresh melon to be discovered when the tangy lemonades dissolve.



  1. Use a 3/8- or 7/16-inch melon baller to scoop out about 4 dozen cantaloupe and 4 dozen honeydew-melon balls. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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