Fruit pops don’t get any easier or tastier than these watermelon strawberry popsicles! A healthy summer dessert recipe.
Since it’s the first week of summer, I’ve decided that this week is Popsicle Week! Hooray! Each day this week there will be a popsicle recipe here on the blog. I’m so excited because I’ve asked some of my favorite food bloggers to share a popsicle recipe, and I know that each one is going to be great!
I’m starting things off, and I wanted to keep it super simple. Since summertime is when fresh fruit is readily available, I wanted to do an easy fresh fruit pop. No added sugar, no fancy ingredients. I love watermelon, (seriously, I think I ate my weight in watermelon this weekend – we had a really sweet one here), and I also love summer berries. I decided to combine watermelon and strawberries to make a pretty little summer popsicle.
I just blended some watermelon, and partially filled the molds, and then blended some strawberries and watermelon together and filled the molds the rest of the way. This method created a pretty ombre effect. (I know…I’m so on trend, right? Popsicles, whole foods, ombre…where will it end?) ;) Then just freeze them and enjoy! So easy.
I have to tell you about these little wooden sticks. I had searched at Jo Ann Fabrics, Michael’s, and Kroger to find food grade popsicle sticks. No deal. NO ONE had food grade popsicle sticks. I guess you could take a chance on craft sticks, but they don’t say they are food safe, and some of them are kind of splintery.
Anyway, we were at an outdoor art show, and there was an Italian ice vendor there. We bought some Italian ice, and Darryl noticed the wooden spoon/sticks right away, and said, “This is a weird request, but can we buy a few of those spoons from you?” The lady was surprised, but didn’t have a problem with selling us ten of them for a dollar. They were the perfect size for my little popsicle molds. Way to go, Darryl! You saved the day. :)
Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles.
- 1 1/2 cups watermelon cubes
- 6-8 strawberries sliced
Place the watermelon cubes in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
Pour watermelon puree into the popsicle molds, filling halfway. Keep some watermelon puree in the blender.
Add the strawberries to the blender, and blend until smooth.
Pour the watermelon and strawberry mixture into the popsicle molds, filling almost to the top.
Place a piece of waxed paper over the mold, and cut a slit into the paper over each popsicle. Insert the wooden sticks into the slits.
Place in freezer until frozen - about 3-4 hours depending on the size of the mold.
Remove popsicle mold from freezer when ready to eat and let it sit for a few minutes before removing the popsicles.
The amount of fruit will vary based on the size of your popsicle molds. Adjust as needed.
Enjoy! Have you made any popsicles yet this summer? Be sure to come back tomorrow for another popsicle recipe. :)