• 30th June
    2011
  • 30
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Ballin’ (Frozen Melon Balls & Grapesicles)

I love melon balls.  You’ll see them time after time on this blog in bento boxes, on party trays and in all sorts of fruit sculptures on various holidays.

In the summer my favorite way to serve melon balls is frozen, and here are 5 reasons why they excite me: 

  • they’re a refreshing snack in and of themselves
  • they can act as an ice pack for other perishables in a brown bag lunch or in a picnic basket
  • they’re awesome when tossed into a smoothie to make the drink colder and the consistency more smoothie-like
  • freezing fruit is a food-saving measure if you don’t think you’ll get around to polishing off a melon before it spoils. 
  • frozen melon balls can be used in lieu of regular ice cubes in cocktails, seltzer, fruit juices, etc.

Also in the spotlight today are frozen grapes.  These little gems have long been a favorite summertime snack of my children, who also love any sort of food on a stick.  Voila!  Grapesicles (inspired by a photograph from the now-defunct veganfamilyinc.com).

Think about it:  what child wouldn’t want to come inside after sweating up a storm on a hot summer day and be greeted with a cool, refreshing (and healthy!) frozen treat? 

One word of advice:  if your children are on the younger side, opt for lollipop sticks (plastic or paper) instead of wooden kebabs with their pointy tips.

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    look so delicious...her blog post describes so many yummy ways to eat them!
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