When the weather is hot, let your kids help you make a cool and healthy treat… watermelon popsicles! All you have to do is seed the watermelon, puree in a blender or food processor, and freeze for several hours. If you don’t have popsicle molds, use paper cups or large capacity ice cube trays. Insert a popsicle stick into the watermelon puree once it has partially frozen. That’s it… no sugar, no preservatives… nothing but one hundred percent natural watermelon.

You can do the same thing with other soft fruits… just puree them and freeze. Experiment with different fruit combinations… if the fruits are too tart, a few raisins or a banana will add natural sweetness. For softer popsicles, try mixing in a small amount of yogurt. Enjoy!


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Rachel

I’m definintly going to make these! I’m working on eliminating sugar in our diet and this would be perfect. My children love popsicles and I do usually make my own but I’ve never done this.

mom2fur

Wow, and I have some watermelon I need to use up! Not only that…but I took my popsicle molds down from the attic yesterday. Perfect timing with this tip–thanks!

Anne

These are in my freezer right now! I had a small seedless watermelon that was a little overripe for my taste (grainy) and I was about to toss it into the compost pile and thought why not make these popsicles instead? It was incredibly sweet, but the texture wasn’t what I prefer in watermelon, but it made no difference for the pops!

I will have to see if my kids like them. My littlest loves watermelon, but his sister is not so much a fan. I tried watermelon lemonade and she didn’t fall for it, even though it was PINK.

Oh well!

Elysha

love this idea!!

Nicole

I needed a nice summertime treat without the guilt and this is perfect… i searched it up on google and every reciepe I found was with suger… :-) YEY no SUGAR!