One of the best parts of summer is enjoying all the fresh fruit. The fruit tastes better and is easier on the pocket book. Ideally, we wish we could freeze all the fresh fruit we could so that we could enjoy it all year long……but that could get a little cumbersome with fruit like, WATERMELON.
I mean can you freeze, watermelon? Turns out you CAN!!!
WATERMELON, I LUV EW! This is Emma’s favorite statement about anything she loves. And lately, we have been hearing a lot of this as she runs to the freezer.
That’s because we made the EASIEST, SWEETEST and CLEANEST popsicle ever!
We like frozen treats especially on hot humid Michigan summer days. But last summer, I made the decision that if we were going to eat popsicles they were going to be homemade.
I have picked up so many boxed popsicles that claimed to be 100% juice only to flip it over and see artificial this, red dye that, and our least favorite corn syrup, sugar and wait for it…high fructose corn syrup. Because the first 2 sugars weren’t enough to spike our taste buds. 🙁
I’m tried of being disappointed by the labels.
The few boxed popsicles I have found that are actually 100% juice to be honest are EXPENSIVE. I have a hard time justifying buying frozen pureed fruit on a stick when I can just as easily do it myself. 🙂
Earlier this week, I went shopping for some different popsicle molds and found these: Zoku Fish Pop Molds and we love these Zoku Classic Pop Molds (by the same company). Both have been worth every penny
They seemed a little funky for me but I honestly love them. Since the bottom base is rubber the popsicles slide out so no more waiting, tugging, running under hot water and repeat before we enjoy a great frozen treat.
Emma loved making these popsicles with me. We made them right before bed. She munched on fresh watermelon as we read books for the night. But as soon as morning hit, she ran into the kitchen and was tugging at the freezer door.
I caught myself saying, “No honey, you can’t have a popsicle for breakfast.” And then I was like, wait, it’s just frozen watermelon. “Oh wait, Emma you can have a popsicle now.”
Turns out that these watermelon popsicles also are perfect for cooling down a hot bowl of oatmeal. 🙂
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own sweet fresh watermelon popsicles
8 hours, 5 minutes
Author: Allison Kuslikis
6 large popsicles or 8 little ones depending on mold size
3-4 cups of fresh chopped watermelon (I used a seedless one to make it easier & faster)
Cut your watermelon in half and begin cutting into large slices.
Take your large slices and roughly cut into medium size chunks. Scoop out seeds or use a seedless watermelon for easier handling.
Place fresh chunks of watermelon into a blender and puree until a liquid.
Pour fresh pureed watermelon into popsicle molds and freeze.
Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Calories per serving: 26.95 kcal
Fat per serving: 0.13 g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.01 g
Carbs per serving: 6.78 g
Protein per serving: 0.55 g
Fiber per serving: 0.36 g
Sugar per serving: 5.57 g
I would love to hear from you. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by giving the recipe a rating and leaving a comment.
I love when EASY meets HEALTHY. These will definitely become a staple in our home.
Love healthy and easy popsicle recipes? Check out my Wild Berry Paleo Popsicles here.