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Author Notes: I have dabbled with sesame in sweet dishes before, and this recipe stemmed from wanting a watermelon frozen treat that looked like it had little watermelon seeds inside. —Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus
Makes 4-6 popsicles (depending on your molds)
- 1/4 of a large watermelon, fruit cut away from the rind
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- small pinch of salt
- Place your watermelon (seeds excluded) into a blender and blend into juice. You can alternatively use a juicer for a smoother final product depending on your preference.
- Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar, water, and black sesame seeds in a small saucepan and bringing to a boil, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat and add the toasted sesame oil. Let the simple syrup cool to room temperature.
- Combine the watermelon juice and simple syrup with a pinch of salt and freeze in popsicle molds, about 4 hours to completely set. Enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Sesame
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Melon