Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strawberry-Watermelon Popsicles




















Sorry, not a very good picture. It was hard to control a heavy camera with one hand while holding a popsicle in the other, and also trying to balance while my son was playing "Mama bridge" under my legs! Talk about multi-tasking! Anyways, I was shopping the other day when I saw these plastic popsicle molds, and thought, "Oh my goodness! I can make POPSICLES!". I double checked to make sure the plastic was okay (BPA free), then put the popsicle mold in my basket. I was so excited to make them! I had a small seedless watermelon that I hadn't used yet, and some other fruits I had just gotten at the store. I've never made my own popsicles before, but it didn't seem too hard, so I just made up my own super easy recipe, and they tasted pretty yummy! The best part was, they weren't as sugary as the store-bought versions, and I feel better giving these to my son knowing these are made from real fruit, instead of artificial flavors. This was my son's first popsicle, and although he wasn't used to the cold in his mouth, he LOVED it! I only bought one mold, which makes 4 popsicles, but I think I will buy more, so I can make more at a time! I can't wait to experiment with more popsicle recipes! These make a great, healthy summertime treat for everyone in the family! Enjoy! :)

Ingredients:
1 small seedless watermelon
1 cup fresh or thawed frozen strawberries
1 tbsp agave nectar

Cut watermelon in half and scoop out flesh into a food processor. Puree until liquid. There will still be small white seeds, even with seedless watermelon. So, pour watermelon liquid through a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Push liquid through strainer. All that will remain in the strainer when done is a small amount of pulp and seeds. Next, puree strawberries in food processor until smooth. Add strawberry puree and agave nectar to watermelon liquid. Stir well to combine. Pour fruit mixture into popsicle molds and place sticks on top. Freeze for at least 4 hours, or until set. This should make about 8 to 10 popsicles. I only had a popsicle mold for 4, so I gave the remaining "juice" to my son... He loved that too! :)

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3 comments:

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my goodness you are creative! I would have just used Koolaid! They sound delish.

hyltonta said...

You could put popsicles in ziplocs after you 'unmold' them.

Holly Noelle said...

Oohh! That looks SO good! 3 ingredients...that's my kind of recipe! lol