I feel like a broken record telling you how hot it is…but it is so hot! Cooling off this summer is becoming something we must do constantly. I can barely walk to the car.
As such, we are not in the kitchen cooking. We make snacks and salads, but cooking it limited. So I wanted to make something that would be nice and cold. We make smoothies all the time and smoothies easily turn into popsicles. But I wanted to do something the boys could really participate in. And I wanted it to be healthy. Cue the idea of watermelon popsicles.
One ingredient. Just one.
We started by using an ice cream scoop to get the watermelon. Watermelons are simply too big for kids to cut so this was a way they could participate.
Put the watermelon chunks in a blender and blend! We did not filter out seeds or anything. They blended up pretty well, though.
Pour into cups. We used Dixie cups – 6 oz. They’ve been a great size for these popsicles…and bonus, water cups at bedtime! Put a stick in and throw it in the freezer (steadily, of course, so they don’t spill).
I know my boys and I knew they would not want popsicle sticks off to the side. So about 25-30 minutes after putting the popsicles in the freezer, I went back and made the sticks up right. It was well worth it. They were thrilled that the sticks were upright and not slanted.
We let ours freeze overnight and they were perfect! The boys all love them. They’re super cold but taste and pretty sweet. Great bonus considering there is no extra sugar!
To get them out of the cups, just slide them under some warm water for about 3 seconds. They will slide right out!
We go about 20 popsicles out of our watermelon. It takes them a good 15 to 20 minutes to go through one and they are quite happy with one a day. We still have a few left.
When you’re done, check out the popsicle rhymes printable for some popsicle learning!