Thursday, August 11, 2016

Homemade Watermelon Ice Pops

Remember when you were a kid and you begged your mom to buy those freezer pops
that came in a big box filled with long plastic tubes of colored sugar water?? They
probably weren't the healthiest treats to have around, but boy were they good on a
hot summer day!

Homemade Watermelon Ice Pops






















While shopping at our local food co-op I discovered Zipzicles and I just had to buy them!
Zipzicles are freezable plastic tubes with a zip-lock top, perfect for making your own
freezer ice pops!

Zipzicle Ice Pops


Homemade Watermelon Ice Pops





















Since this was my first time using Zipzicles and I had a refrigerator full of watermelon,
I decided to keep things simple and blend watermelon with a little honey for added
sweetness.  They were delicious and so refreshing!  I love how you can make your
own healthy treats by blending real fruit instead of using color-dyed sugar water!
I can't wait to experiment with different fruit options!  Next time I may freeze leftover
smoothie too!

Homemade Watermelon Ice Pops





















Homemade Watermelon Ice Pops

4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1 T honey

Place watermelon and honey into a blender and blend until liquid and
no cubes remain.  Using a small funnel, fill Zipzicle tubes with pureed
watermelon.  Lay them flat on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
and place it in the freezer for several hours or until frozen solid.

Enjoy on a nice hot summer day!

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