This Cantaloupe Creamsicle is one of my favorite popsicle flavors. In Armenia, they are made with fresh cantaloupe, cream, vanilla extract, and honey. They will only take a few minutes to mix up and a few hours to freeze. You can rest easy because they are healthy and your kids will love this frozen tasty treat.
Table of contents
- Ways to Make Cantaloupe Popsicles
- The City of Yerevan, Armenia
- How to Make This Cantaloupe Creamsicle Recipe
- Recipes that Go Well With Cantaloupe Creamsicles
Ways to Make Cantaloupe Popsicles
This cantaloup creamsicle recipe is not the most unhealthy version around, but if you wanted a healthier version, don’t use the honey and replace the cream with low-fat milk or water. The cantaloupe is sweet enough to skip the sweetener.
An easier version is to mix the cantaloupe and french vanilla coffee creamer. However, coffee creamer is the most unhealthy route you can take but perhaps the tastiest, as the sugar content in the coffee creamer is outrageous. Regardless of the version, it’s hard to go wrong with cantaloupe popsicles.
How to Store Cantaloupe Creamsicles
You can keep these cantaloupe creamsicles in the freezer for about a month. These are great to make in the summer and keep in the freezer for when you need a delicious cold treat!
History of the Popsicle
People have enjoyed frozen desserts for thousands of years. The Romans crushed blocks of ice to serve with fruit and spice syrups. Medieval Venetian explorer Marco Polo enjoyed sorbets and ices when he traveled to the Chinese court of Kublai Khan. And in the early history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson entertained many visitors to Monticello with iced sorbets and freezes.
History of the Cantaloupe
The cantaloupe that most of the world is familiar with, is a type of muskmelon. The muskmelon family includes cantaloupe, honeydew, casaba, crenshaw, and others. Cantaloupes are native to the Fertile Crescent and were cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, then Europe and Aisa, and finally, thanks to Columbus, the New World. Today, cantaloupes are grown all over the world.
The Italians were quite fond of cantaloupes and are credited as the source of the fruit’s name because the Pope grew them at his country villa in the town of Cantalupo just outside Rome.
The City of Yerevan, Armenia
Deep in the heart of Armenia lies the capital city of Yerevan which is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Nestled along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country.
In 2016 the population of Yerevan was 1,073,700. In 2012 the city was named a World Book Capital by UNESCO.
A Brief History of Yerevan
The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC when King Argishti I built the citadel of Erebuni in 782 BC at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian genocide arrived.
The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union. Yerevan was transformed from a provincial town into Armenia’s national seat of government within just a few decades after becoming a member of the Soviet Union.
Yerevan has undergone a major transformation as construction throughout the city since the early 2000s. Retail outlets such as restaurants, shops, and street cafés, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied.
Tourism in Yerevan
The city of Yerevan is distinguished by grand Soviet-era architecture. The Matenadaran library, housing thousands of ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts, dominates its main avenue. Republic Square is the city’s core, with musical water fountains and colonnaded government buildings. The 1920s History Museum of Armenia on the square’s eastern side contains archaeological objects like a circa-3500-B.C. leather shoe.
Armenian cuisine includes the foods and cooking techniques of the Armenian people and traditional Armenian foods and dishes. The cuisine reflects the history and geography where Armenians have lived as well as sharing outside influences from European and Levantine cuisines. The cuisine also reflects the traditional crops and animals grown and raised in Armenian populated areas.
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How to Make This Cantaloupe Creamsicle Recipe
To make this deliciously creamy recipe, all you will need is a blender, popsicle molds, and popsicle sticks. Toss all the ingredients into the blender, puree until smooth, and pour into the molds. Pop them into the freezer and in just a few hours they are ready to eat.
What You Need to Make Cantaloupe Popsicles
- 1 Blender
- 3 cups cubed cantaloupe
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
How to Prepare the Cantaloupe Creamsicle
Time needed: 4 hours and 8 minutes.
Direction to Make Cantaloupe Popsicles
- Puree the Cantaloupe
In a blender puree the cantaloupe, honey, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until smooth.
- Freeze the Popsicles
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm. Enjoy!
This recipe is so good you won’t ever want to buy store-bought popsicles again.
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Cantaloupe Creamsicle Recipe
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- 1 Blender Ninja Smart Screen Kitchen System
- 12 Popsicle Sticks
- 3 cups cubed cantaloupe
- 2 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- In a blender puree the cantaloupe, honey, vanilla extract, and cream mix until smooth.3 cups cubed cantaloupe, 2 cup heavy cream, 2 tbsp vanilla extract, ½ cup honey
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm. Enjoy!
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