Nothing says summer like a popsicle! Of course nothing says summer more like these Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles!
School’s out, and summer is here! Well, maybe not officially, but summer is here in my book when school is over, and the weather is hot!
It’s been hot here in Florida. Hot and cloudy/rainy. As a matter of fact it was cloudy every day last week, except for one. And then it’s been rainy for the last few days here.
I’ve got my back door open right now, listening to the rain falling as I write this. Not much of popsicle weather, but I know it’s only a matter of time.
Two of my favorite fruits just so happen to be watermelon and strawberries. Cantaloupe is up there too, but there is something about watermelon and strawberries that remind me of growing up.
My parents had a garden, and they had strawberries every summer. I remember helping them pick those yummy berries, and coming inside, washing them off, and snacking on them as is.
I also remember my mother slicing them, mixing them with sugar, and they created this sweet strawberry concoction that would put a halt to any sweet tooth!
We never had a summer without watermelon. We would always have at least one a month.
My fondest memory is being at my brothers house, and it was hot! We were in the pool, he brought home a watermelon from the grocery store, and dropped it into the pool. It would float around with us, cooling off, until it was ready to be sliced and eaten!
We still toss our watermelon in our pool during the summer, if we plan on having it while we are swimming.
What I love about these watermelon strawberry popsicles is there isn’t much added sugar. If you get perfectly ripe strawberries, and a ripe watermelon, you won’t need to add anything to the mix.
If they aren’t quite sweet enough, add about 1 tablespoon of honey or agave, until you get a sweetness that suites your tastes. I’m trying to watch my sugar intake right now, so I opted not to add anything in mine. Plus I bought some pretty sweet berries.
You could create your own berry popsicles by swapping out with blueberries, black berries, or raspberries. I bet cantaloupe would be tasty in place of the watermelon! Make this recipe your own!
What ingredients do you need to make Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles?
- lime or lemon juice
- honey or agave
Can I sweeten popsicles with maple syrup?
Yes! Instead of the honey or agave, you can totally use maple syrup.
How do you make fruit popsicles?
In a blender or food processor, mix together all of the ingredients, and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 5 to 6 hours or until frozen solid.
How do I get popsicles out of the mold?
Run the outside of the popsicle mold under warm water for just a couple of seconds. This will help loosen the popsicle.
What is the best way to store popsicles, without using the molds?
I remove my popsicles from their molds, using the tip above, and wrap the popsicle portion in parchment paper, placed in a freezer safe zip top bag. They usually keep this way for about a month.
Here are our favorite popsicle recipes:
- 3 cups watermelon
- 1 cup sliced strawberries I used fresh, but you could also use frozen
- zest of a lime or lemon + juice from either
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave Completely optional - and if you want them even sweeter, add more
- In a blender or food processor, mix together all of the ingredients, and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 5 to 6 hours or until frozen solid.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g