I am continuing on this health journey, although if you saw my grocery cart yesterday you wouldn’t believe it. Boxed cake mixes, sugar cereal, and Dad’s rootbeer just to mention a few of the unmentionables. I blame Father’s Day and Girls Camp.
But on most days I try. I really do.
Like with my summer frozen treats —
I am trying to make homemade frozen treats for the kids to be able to grab out of the freezer this summer. I want them to have an option other than the ones filled with all the dyes.
My first attempt was a Watermelon popsicle. I used a smoothie recipe I had and then froze it. I love how much real fruit was in the popsicle.
All you need is watermelon, raspberry sherbert and limes.
Here is the recipe:
3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup raspberrry sherbert
4 t. lime juice
Mix together in blender.
I spent a good 10 minutes in the store trying to find a decent Raspberry Sherbert. I knew there would be sugar involved but I wasn’t expecting so many dyes, corn syrups, and preservatives. That’s what I get for reading ingredients! After searching, I ended up finding a sorbet that wasn’t too bad. This was much better than many of the other brands I read.
I whipped up the batch and then poured the smoothie into little Dixie cups. I know there are fancy popsicle molds out there, but I had these cups on hand and wanted to see how they worked.
I used mini popsicle sticks that I had in my craft supplies. The smoothies were thick enough to hold them up on their own.
Then I stuck them in the freezer to freeze. When they were frozen and we were ready to lick them, we did need to run some hot water on the outside of the cup. Then we just twisted the stick and the popsicle came right out.
The kids and their friends seem to like them.
I’ve got a few other homemade smoothie / popsicle recipes I want to try this summer. I will let you know if I find any gems. And will you let me know if you have a homemade popsicle recipe that is awesome? Thanks!
I am going to keep trying…
3 thoughts on “Watermelon Popsicle”
Thanks for sharing Tiffy. I appreciate it. Your healthy quest this year has really helped motivate me to improve my diet. I get so overwhelmed at times trying to improve every aspect (sugar, GMO’s, dyes, additives, etc). Every recipe and tip you share helps me feel less stressed on tackling nutrition.
Yummo! I know what you mean by ‘you wouldn’t know it from my cart’ – my trash is my indicator (seeing I’m big into lowering my waste, and wholesome foods like fruit and vege naturally have less waste!). This week, not so good, thanks to some food being brought to my house, which hasn’t had the same level of waste ruminations as myself. But you win some and you lose some!! Now, to find ‘sherbert’ icecream here – it’s never really taken off in Australia. And then my local grocer is very low brow on icecream cartons anyhow – all horrible cheap stuff with nasty flavours.
Sounds so yummy! Can’t with to try it!
We also love Strawberries & Cream Popsicles.
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup vanilla yogurt
mix the strawberries, sugar and vanilla together and let sit to dissolve. Then put in blender with vanilla yogurt. Blend and pour into cups and freeze. We love these! We are going to try some other fruit varieties too, like mandarin oranges for orange & cream popsicles.
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