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Watermelon Popsicles with raspberry and lime
Easy to make, lightly sweetened and loaded with fresh fruit, you’re going to love these Watermelon Popsicles!
These delicious frozen treats are great to have on hand when you want a healthy cool-down treat!
The dog days of summer are here and with heat indexes well above 100 degrees F, frozen treats are at the top of my list for an afternoon pick-me-up cool-down.
These kid friendly popsicles have a little bit of sugar mixed in with the fruit, but you can leave it out or substitute your favorite sweetener. Either way you’ll have a super healthy whole fruit treat the whole family will love.
Raspberry and watermelon may sound like an odd combination, but not at all!
You be pleasantly surprised at the fresh, bright flavor achieved with just a few tart berries blended in with the sweet watermelon. If you’re not a fan of raspberries, leave them out or use strawberries instead. No worries!
Fresh lime juice and zest is also added to the watermelon layer for a little punch of flavor. Check the flavor before freezing the popsicles and add more lime if you prefer.
The green layer at the end is honeydew melon mixed with just a little sugar water. Again, this can be left out if you prefer a whole fruit, sugarless treat.
Ingredients you’ll need to make Watermelon Popsicles:
- granulated sugar – feel free to use your favorite sweetener in place of the sugar such as honey. Or, leave the sugar out all together. If the watermelon is sweet, you may not need sweeter.
- seedless watermelon
- fresh or frozen raspberries or substitute strawberries
- lime zest and juice
- honeydew melon
Tools needed to make Watermelon Popsicles:
- popsicle molds
- popsicle sticks
- a blender or food processor
How to make Watermelon Popsicles:
First dissolve the sugar in a little water. In a blender combine the watermelon, raspberries, lime juice and zest and the sugar water.
Cover and process until smooth.
Pour the watermelon mixture through a fine mesh sieve into 6 popsicle molds. Freeze for 1 hour.
In a clean blender carafe, process the honeydew melon and any remaining sugar water. Pour the honeydew mixture into the molds with the watermelon popsicles.
Return the popsicles to the freezer until slushy and almost set. Insert popsicle sticks and return to the freezer until firm.
I can just see myself sitting around the pool, with my big floppy hat, enjoying these watermelon popsicles!
Only problem is … I don’t have a pool, unless you count the one the little grands use when they come over. It’s the kind you have to blow up yourself.
Oh well, beggars can’t be choosey so you may find me outside sitting in a little blown up pool trying to cool down with these delicious treats, wearing my big floppy hat of course!
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- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3 cups seedless watermelon chopped
- 5 or 6 fresh or frozen raspberries
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of ½ lime
- 1 cup honeydew melon chopped
- In a small bowl combine the water and sugar and stir until dissolved.
- In the carafe of a blender, combine the watermelon, raspberries, lime zest, lime juice and 3 tablespoons of the sugar water. Cover and blend or process until smooth.
- Pour the watermelon mixture through a fine mesh sieve pressing lightly with the back of a spoon. Discard any pulp and seeds. Divide the watermelon mixture between 6 popsicle molds. Place the popsicles in the freezer for 60 minutes.
- In the meantime, rinse out the blender carafe. Add the honeydew melon and any remaining sugar water to the blender. Process until smooth. Pour the honeydew into a small measuring cup with a spout and refrigerate until the watermelon portion is thick and slushy.
- Divide the honeydew puree between the 6 popsicle molds on top of the watermelon mixture. Return to the freezer for 45-60 minutes. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and insert sticks into the molds. Freeze overnight or until firm.
- To remove from the molds, dip the bottoms of the popsicles in warm water for about 15 seconds. Try to remove the popsicles from the mold. If they will not come out, dip in warm water again for 15 seconds and repeat as needed.
- Store popsicles in an airtight container in the freezer.
Here’s another easy watermelon recipe you might enjoy:
Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ you won’t believe how perfectly sweet summer watermelon combines with fresh mint, crisp red onions and creamy Feta cheese. You’ll be amazed at the delicious flavor that comes from a few simple ingredients.
Here are a few more popsicle recipes you might like to try:
Creamy, smooth Coconut Pineapple Popsicles are made with only 4-ingredients and couldn’t be easier to prepare!
Assorted Fresh Fruit Popsicles ~ Lightly sweetened with dates, bananas and a drop or two of Stevia, these whole fruit popsicles taste like dessert but are a very healthy snack.
Here are a few more super creative and beautiful popsicle recipes from some of our friends!
Check out these beautiful Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles. So pretty with a stunning patriotic theme.
If you love mango, you’ll love these Mango Lassi Popsicles.
And finally, don’t miss these wonderful Lemon Pie Popsicles. A frozen treat you won’t forget!
I hope you are enjoying (or did enjoy) a wonderful 4th of July celebration. I feel blessed to live in this wonderful, beautiful, amazing country.
However, it’s crazy hot here in Virginia (heat index feels like 112F) and I’m already so over it – haha.