While summer might be ending on the East coast it is just getting started in San Francisco. As September rolled in so did our famous Indian summer, bringing with it perfect days with not a cloud in the sky. I will admit that it is still a bit strange to me that from June through August I need a warm coat, but I do not miss the hot sticky humid summers in New York. The best part of an Indian summer is ZERO humidity.
In the city temperatures rarely get above 80 degrees, but if you are searching for a really hot day just drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. Something you may not know about me is that I have been riding horses for over twenty years, and now that I work full time weekends have become my time to ride. While the stable is only 30 miles outside of the city, temperatures can be up to 40 degrees warmer. Today was a scorcher coming in at over 100 degrees, but as I drove back to the city the thermometer on my dashboard gradually dropped and then not so gradually plummeted as I crossed back over the bridge. I find it fascinating how it can be 88 degrees on the north end of the bridge, and then 65 on the south end.
Anyways, after a hot day in the sun exercising horses I was craving a cold refreshing snack, and luckily I had these cuties in the freezer! I love a good Popsicle, and find that homemade ones are the best. Not only do you know exactly what is in them, but you can also customize your flavors. I purchased my ice pop mold from Amazon, and have found it to be a great investment. If I have fruit in the fridge all I have to do is blend it up, fill the molds, and throw them in the freezer. It is that easy! Stick to a recipe or don’t – try and have fun with this one!
- 1/2 small watermelon
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice - or juice from two limes
- 1/4 cup sugar
- In a blender or food processor puree all ingredients.
- Taste mixture and adjust to your liking (I prefer my Popsicles on the tart side so I add more lime).
- Pour mixture into the molds and insert sticks.
- Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.