Now that summer is upon us, along with all tasty and refreshing seasonal fruits, a great way to cool off is to enjoy some homemade popsicles. Sure, you can easily run to your local grocery store to purchase some pre-made icy treats, but did you know its super easy to make your own? If you have a popsicle mold, you are halfway through the process and you haven’t even started! Making your own popsicles can serve as a fun afternoon activity and is an easy way to infuse fresh fruit into your kids’ snacks. Oh, and it tastes delicious. Check out this amazingly simple recipe on making your own watermelon popsicles!
What You’ll Need
Popsicle Mold (I bought mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond for less than $10 thanks to a coupon!)
2 Cups of Watermelon
1 6-7 ounce Container of Greek Yogurt
1 TBL of sugar- optional!
Chop up your two cups of watermelon, and remove any seeds. Even if you miss some, your blender will probably chop up any remnants, so don’t worry too much.
Pour your watermelon into a blender (I used my Magic Bullet and it worked great!). Then pour the Greek yogurt on top.
My watermelon had been in my fridge for about a week and was also not very sweet to begin with, so I added about 1 tablespoon of sugar. This is totally optionally, and I’ve heard you can add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor in an already sweetened watermelon.
Now just blend! You will end up with a gorgeous concoction that looks like this:
Make sure your popsicle molds are ready to go and just pour away.
Depending on your mold, you may need to leave some room at the top of your popsicle mold because when the liquid freezes it will expand a little bit. You don’t molten popsicles! This was the first time I’ve used these molds, and as it turns out, I should have filled to the brim because the stick actually snaps into place and would prevent any expansion. You can see the visible gap between my handle and the start of the popsicle, but that’s ok!
Then just pop these babies in the freezer for a minimum of 4-6 hours and you have healthy and tasty, homemade treats!
I just want to give a quick shout out on my Tovolo popsicle molds. There are many brands out there, including the expensive Zoku. While they are cute, I personally didn’t want to spend $20 on a mold that only makes 3 popsicles. Tovolo’s molds are compact (they don’t take up a ton of room in your freezer), makes 8 skinny popsicles and is very sturdy. Once you pop them in the base, they are solid and don’t tip at all. You don’t need to break the bank on an expensive mold!