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Um…he may have a tumor growing out of his chin. If octopusesesseses had chins.

Or in this case, an octopus pop.

I needed to make some fish pops the other day and I also needed to get rid of all the fruit that was in my freezer.  My mother thought it was a good idea to buy all this fruit while she was here, way too much for only two people to eat.  At least instead of just letting all the fruit rot and then throwing it out, she decided to cut it up and freeze it.  I don’t like wasting things.

It’s all well and good to have a lot of frozen fruit on hand, but…then you have a lot of frozen fruit on hand.  Way too much fruit.  In fact, it’s about the same amount of fruit you had earlier when it was all fresh.  And it takes up space in your freezer.

What do?  Make fish pops.  (Or smoothies.  I do that a lot too.)

I found a bag of diced hami melons and a bag of diced cantaloupe in the freezer.  I blended about a cup of melon (separately) with about three tablespoons of plain yogurt and a couple of teaspoons of sugar.  Then poured the molds about half full of the hami melon mixture and froze it for about 30 min.  Then I filled the rest of the molds with the cantaloupe mixture to get a layered pop.

The thing with the fish pop molds is that they’re all different sizes and so the smaller molds and molds that didn’t have as much liquid had frozen to a semi-solid state after about 30 min, but the larger or fuller ones were still pretty liquidy.  So, the octo-pop you see is layered.  But I do have this clown fish that isn’t.  Actually, I think I kind of like the clown fish better.

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It isn’t a very good pic. Sorry.

WP_20140829_15_40_21_ProWell, in this case it’s a whale pop.  And whales are not fish.  They’re mammals.

I had to get rid of some watermelon the other day but I felt that watermelon pop in itself would be kind of weird…because the watermelon I had was definitely past its prime (starting to get sandy and gross).  So I mixed in some frozen berries I already had, this time blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.  And the result was actually pretty good.  You could still taste the watermelony part of the watermelon and the past priminess was muted by the berries.  I’ll probably do this again even with watermelon not past its prime.

I would say that I had about 0.75c of berries and 2.5c of watermelon, cubed.  I realize that I really should have just weighed the fruit, because fruit does not conform well to volumetric measurements.  But I was lazy and didn’t want to wash a bunch of dishes.  Threw it all in the blender with maybe 0.25c of sugar, probably a bit less, and a couple tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to brighten the flavors, and puréed until smooth.  Made about 2c of fruit purée.

I have since found out that each complete fish pop mold (6 shapes in all) holds about 1c of liquid.  So this recipe filled both of my molds and I had like a tsp of extra, which I just ate on its own.  As I say, you should taste it before it freezes.