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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Watermelon Ice Pops

Home made fruit ice pops are a healthy alternative to store bought sugar filled pops, and in my opinion taste so much better!  They are easy to prepare in a few steps and fun to do together with your kids, my 9 year old daughter assisted with this recipe :)  You can try these with other melons as well!

4 1/2-5 cups ripe chopped - seedless watermelon - or seeded and remove seeds
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Use a food processor or blender to puree the watermelon.  Add the remaining ingredients and process to blend.  If seeds remain in the puree strain the mixture to remove seeds.  
I used a funnel to pour them into the ice pop molds - these are rocket molds from Williams Sonoma.  You don't need molds though you can use plastic bathroom cups for the mold.  This amount makes about 8-10 pops, depending on your molds.
When filled, cover and place in your freezer for about 24 hours or until completely frozen.  If using plastic cups, when 1/2 way frozen insert popsicle sticks so they stay up, then continue to freeze.  When ready to serve you may need to run cool water over mold to loosen.


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