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!
A wispy New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)