MAKING FRESH FRUIT POPSICLES
There are only 3 simple steps to making your own healthy frozen popsicles.
- Puree fresh fruit
- Pour into molds
The variations are limitless and it’s easy to customize to your family’s personal tastes. Better yet, let everyone mix up their own flavors.
Summer days mean kids wandering from fridge to pantry and back again look for snacks. Fresh homemade popsicles are the perfect option for satisfying those all day snack cravings!
It’s the perfect opportunity to get into the kitchen as a family and make healthier choices together. And just as important, it doesn’t take a fancy vacation to create summertime memories that we can all look back on with joy. These moments together preparing a treat are fleeting and so special.
NO ADDED SUGAR TREATS
Summer food memories always seem to include sweet, ripe watermelon. Made of 92% water, one cup provides 21% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin C and 18% of the RDI for vitamin A. It’s also a good source of lycopene, which has been linked to lowering the risk of certain cancers.
Refreshing and satisfying, these homemade treats are our new favorite way to indulge, minus the preservatives and added sugar of store bought options.
Inspired by this iconic summer fruit, we asked Tess Masters of The Blender Girl to create this home-made DIY watermelon mint popsicle recipe. It’s the right mix of sweet, fresh and tangy.
Step by Step How to Make Healthy Homemade Popsicles
From our kitchen to yours, here’s the recipe:
- 3-1/2 cups chopped, seedless watermelon
- 3 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
- 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates (about 2 whole dates)
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- Throw the watermelon, strawberries, dates, and salt into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth.
- Add the mint, and pulse on low for 10 to 20 seconds until the mint is chopped up but not completely pulverized.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and place into the freezer for 6 to 8 hours until frozen.
- Substitute blueberries for strawberries
- Add 1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice for a little tart flavor
Note: If you don’t have popsicles molds you can use ice trays and popsicle sticks
**This recipe is also perfect for entertaining. Add 2 ounces of rum for a delicious watermelon mojito popsicle to share with guests at a summer soiree.**