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Watermelon Popsicles with raspberry and lime, an easy treat that taste like summer!
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 NEED a healthy cool-down treat!
The dog days of summer are here and with heat indexes well above 100F, frozen treats are at the top of my list for an afternoon pick-me-up and cool-me-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 – no worries! Fresh lime juice and zest is also added to the watermelon layer for a little punch of flavor. Check the taste before freezing the popsicles and add more lime if you prefer.
The green layer is simply blended honeydew melon mixed with just a little sugar water. Again, this can be left out if you prefer a whole fruit, sugarless treat.
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 blowup. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosey so you may find me outside sitting in a little blowup pool trying to cool down with these delicious treats, and my big floppy hat of course!
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- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3 cups chopped, seedless watermelon
- 5 or 6 fresh or frozen raspberries
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of ½ lime
- 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
- 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 from Sue at The View from Great Island – so pretty with a stunning patriotic theme. If you love mango, you’ll love these Mango Lassi Popsicles from Laura at A Beautiful Plate. And finally, don’t miss these wonderful Lemon Pie Popsicles from Dorothy at Crazy for Crust.
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.
It’s been a while since we shared some grandkid photos, so here you go!
Our daughter came up with the idea to do photo shoots with the three grandkids around all the holidays. This is the second year we’ve tried to capture all three in a photo. Taking toddler photos is much harder than food and travel photography. Okay ice cream is hard as it always wants to melt, and meat dries up quickly – but at least it doesn’t try to run off. My husband does a great job shooting, while I do set design and assist in wrangling the little ones. Here are a few photos from this year and some from last. Our grandson didn’t make the photos this year as he’s off on a wonderful adventure with his other grandparents – he was missed!
You have to shoot about 50 photos to get one decent picture – and you have to be fast too! Hair bows had to be fixed, props were discarded and our dog photo bombed as many pictures as she could. When you ask the girls to hold up their spiny thing, it just happens to cover her little face, and well, in the last photo you can see … we have a runner. July 2018
And now a look back to last year – they were so sticky after eating watermelon! These babies sure are growing up fast! July 2017