Watermelon Ginger Pops

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It’s still hot and sticky here in DC and I’m still posting frozen, spicy, loveliness! In this post, I’m moving from herbs (lavender) to a spicy root–ginger. Ginger is super fragrant, super potent, and can be used in sweet or savory dishes. I first paired ginger with watermelon last summer in my watermelon ginger soup (also my 1st post ever to be voted Top 9 on food buzz.com). This summer, I revisited the flavor combo in this frozen pop (my new obsession, as if you couldn’t tell!). But before giving you the super simple recipe for these pops, I’d like you to join me in congratulating Amy for being lucky number 18 …

… and winning the Nasoya giveaway I hosted last week. Congrats Amy! And Happy Monday to all! 😀

Watermelon Ginger Pops

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

4 heaping cups watermelon

¼ cup (loosely packed) uncrystallized candied ginger

¼ cup sugar

Method:

*Blend all ingredients. Add mixture to popsicle mold (you can also make a granita or use an ice cream maker!). Freeze approx. 1 hour until mixture is slushy. Add sticks. Freeze until frozen. Enjoy! Note: the ginger separates a bit. I added the residual ginger to the top of each mold (which is the bottom of each pot) for a spicy surprise at the end).

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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  1. What a yummy treat, Tiffany! I have several plans for the first watermelon that crosses my path — these may be included.

  2. Oh yum!!!! I pretty much love watermelon, and I love the idea of combining the ginger in the watermelon. This is a perfect Summer treat! Hugs, Terra

  3. I love the flavor of ginger in dishes and desserts!! These watermelon pops look cool and perfect! :) Stay cool my friend during this heat…. :)

  4. I’m all about these, so glad it’s watermelon season!

  5. watermelon and ginger? brilliant combination! these look so refreshing!

  6. Thanks for the comments folks!

  7. Delicious. I just finished my last popsicle (the watermelon ginger one!), and I think it is time for me to wander over and pick up some more!! I have loved every.single.one.

  8. Oh Tiffany….these are just what we need to beat this heat! Watermelon is so refreshing, but in a frozen popsicle all spiced with ginger…..YES! : )

  9. Oh my! Watermelon and ginger is such a fantastic combination!! I’d love one right about NOW! :)

  10. I love the flavours in such a refreshing popsicle 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

  11. These are so very pretty! Good luck with the rest of your move.

  12. Oh yeah, I need these in my life!

  13. Thanks for the comments!