A Happy, Healthy Family

7.06.2016

Watermelon Buried Treasure Pops



Here is the recipe that started my love affair with homemade popsicles. It is so simple and fresh and can have a million variations, but the foundation is a classic summer fruit--watermelon!

You could just puree watermelon and a little extra water and have a tasty popsicle with those, but it's fun to add tiny bits of whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. My kids love dropping the fruit pieces into the popsicle molds. It's a great way to work on simple math (put three blueberries in each popsicle mold, for example), and they love "finding" the fruit in their frozen pops.

The possibilities for the "buried treasure" in these pops are endless: strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, peaches, nectarines, pineapple, honeydew.

For the batch pictured, I used blueberries, kiwi, and pineapple.

Let me know what combinations you try!




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Watermelon Buried Treasure Pops
These pops are so sweet on their own that you'll never miss the added sugar. And they're a great way to use up some extra fruit!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 c watermelon chunks
  • 1/2 c water
  • "buried treasure" fruit, diced or sliced thinly
Instructions
1. Place watermelon and water into blender. Puree, then pour into popsicle molds.2. Drop in desired fruit.3. Freeze until solid.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 pops



Enjoy!

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