Real fruit popsicles

My sister specifically asked me to post the “recipe” for watermelon popsicles here after I posted a picture of Bean eating one.

I bought a watermelon at Trader Joe’s the other day because they had a big display of them right outside the store for around $3-4 each. It was hot. We’d been running errands all morning and watermelon sounded awesome. I cut some up to eat when we got home. Then I felt a little daunted by the size of the thing and began pondering what to do with the rest.

A few weeks ago we were up in Santa Maria visiting cousins for a baby shower and we went to this awesome Mexican ice cream shop where they made all their own stuff including real fruit popsicles like the kind you get from the La Rosa cart guys.

I was inspired when I got home and I had a half flat of strawberries getting a little over-ripe. So I made these:

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1. Slice strawberries.

2. Pack strawberries into popsicle mould. It is okay if there are some spaces.

3. Pour sweetened cream, milk or horchata (Mexican cinnamon spiced rice milk) into mould over strawberries. The kid’s drink a mix of 1qt Trader Joe’s vanilla hemp milk and 1 can coconut milk so that’s what I used.

4. Place sticks/holders over top and freeze.

5. Once frozen, enjoy. You may have to run a little warm water over the mould to get it to come free easily.

So my second real fruit popsicle inspiration was much easier.

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1. Cut up watermelon into roughly popsicle size chunks.

2. Stick an extra long toothpick, a popsicle stick or wooden spoon (the later two are available at most craft stores) into each chunk.

3. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and stick in your freezer.

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5. Once frozen, enjoy and place in freezer bag for long term storage.

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Pretty easy and tasty.

I will point out something though. If you or your kids are used to super sweet and syrup based popsicles you probably will think these are lacking in flavor and sweetness. If you don’t have much sweet stuff like that in your diet, they will be a nice, refreshing treat. But they are definitely no SuperPop.

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