Low FODMAP Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles
What’s bright orange, sweet, frosty and with a hint of tangy lime? Our Low FODMAP Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles!
Easy to make – as long as you have a Popsicle mold, which are easy to find in supermarkets, big-box stores, even dollar stores.
Riper Is Better
The flavor of these pops is entirely dependent on how ripe and sweet your melon is. Your cantaloupe should have a golden color (not green color) beneath the lacy netting on the skin and if you smell the stem end there should be a faint sweet aroma. They should not be green or rock hard.
Below is an unripe cantaloupe, displaying the green skin beneath the netting.
Once they begin to ripen, the green area turns golden, as you can see below.
For more info, read all about Cantaloupe in our Explore An Ingredient article.
Acid & Sweet
As with many cooking preparations, the balance of primary flavors is what makes a fabulous finished product.
In this case we are experiencing the sweetness of the melon balanced by the acid of the lime juice. Don’t leave it out; it is an integral part of the whole.
A Note On Popsicle Size
Many of us have childhood memories of getting popsicles from the ice cream truck, corner store or sidewalk vendor and they were all about the same size. So we have in our minds an idea of what a standard Popsicle looks like, size wise (which is about 3-ounces/90 ml, by the way).
The problem is that companies that make pop molds are all over the place in terms of volume amounts. One brand’s pop is not the same size/volume as the next brand, or the next.
This could be an issue for FODMAPers as we have to pay attention to serving size.
I have given you information on pop mold size and serving size but it is up to you to measure the volume of the pop mold that you use to double-check a proper low FODMAP serving size of these Low FODMAP Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles.
Low FODMAP Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles
Read the recipe or info on the type of popsicle molds you need and order them in time to be ready to make these refreshing Low FODMAP Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles.
Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 8 popsicles (about ⅓ cup/75 ml size); 8 servings; 1 pop per serving
- ¾ cup (180 ml) water
- 1/3 cup (65 g) sugar
- 20- ounces (570 g) chunks of ripe orange cantaloupe
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Stir the water and sugar together in a small pot and bring to a simmer over high heat, swirling the pot to help the sugar dissolve. As soon as the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and cool briefly.
Place cantaloupe, lime juice and cooled sugar syrup into blender carafe, cover, and blend until super smooth and blended. Pour into pop molds, dividing evenly, and add Popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight. Run warm water over the outside of the pop mold to aid in releasing popsicles. Serve immediately. Pops may be kept frozen for up to 4 days.
- These will only work with a sweet melon. Use our images to help you choose a ripe one!
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.
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