Watermelon Pops

watermelon pop

Summer is hot. And heat calls for popsicles.

We’re all trying to be healthier, especially for our kids, and making homemade popsicles is one way we try to do our best in the summertime.

I have been making different concoctions in an effort to reduce the sugar in our children’s diet. Let me tell, you-as a Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Mom of three, I have tried making all sorts of popsicles and freezies with my kids. Some have been a hit, and some have been a fail. One out of three will always eat them.

This… well, this was one of those recipes that came to me by accident, when I was lazy. And those are the BEST RECIPES… especially when they turn out.

Yahoo-this one TURNED OUT JUST RIGHT.

I knew my kids would want a cool snack after an especially hot football practice. So before we left, I put some popsicle sticks in the rind of some watermelon slices and left them in the freezer. When we came back, I got SLIGHTLY more creative and VOILA… these happened. This left me thinking: WHY have I never thought of this before? It’s SO SIMPLE…that’s why.

This is another reason why fruit is the perfect snack. Not only is it full of vitamins; it’s naturally sweet enough to be a popsicle!

watermelon pops

Why did I never think of this before? These are brilliant, if I do say so myself.

Cool, refreshing watermelon in frozen form, topped with yogurt and “sprinkles” (chia seeds)… or chocolate chips. Devoured in an instant. Lazy and delicious. Watermelon is the ultimate snack for kids in the summertime, and now you can have a frozen option! Woohoo for Watermelon!

watermelon pop

You can leave them plain too for an even easier (or even lazier) snack that is equally delicious and fun for your kids…and you.

watermelon pop
Watermelon Pops
Print Recipe
A naturally sweet treat that is easier than easy to make.
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 1 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 1 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
watermelon pop
Watermelon Pops
Print Recipe
A naturally sweet treat that is easier than easy to make.
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 1 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 popsicles 1 minutes
Passive Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: popsicles
Instructions
  1. Cut a wheel out of your watermelon and slice into triangles, leaving on the rind.
  2. Stab each triangle with a popsicle stick, through the rind.
  3. Leave in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours.
  4. Dip in yogurt and whatever toppings you would like. I've used chia seeds, hemp hearts, chocolate chips, peanuts, etc.
Recipe Notes

You don't need to cover these when you freeze them initially, but if there are some leftover, I would recommend putting them in a sealed container (without any yogurt or toppings) to save for the next time.

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