Saturday, August 16, 2014
Are you having a great summer so far? The Kids and I are definitely having lots of fun! From play dates at the park, visiting the library, summer swimming camps, picking herbs and summer veggies in the garden, and last but not least, cooking and prepping food in the kitchen together! All are simple activities and we’re taking them all in and enjoying a relax time without the hectic schedules and pressure of homework, just yet! One of the recipes we made often is this Watermelon and Lime Popsicle. We love our watermelon in the summer and this is a great way to enjoy a healthy frozen treat.
Pretty much, this is a recipe inspired and created by my Little boy. He definitely loves the Zoku pop maker and we utilized it to the max! One day, he simply asked if we can try blending the watermelons and make them as popsicle!? Oh yes, of course Baby! It was one of the best Pops in a while. Besides just watermelon, I added some fresh lime juice to brightens up the flavor and they turned out to be amazing!
There are only a few ingredients in this pop, and let me reassure you, simplicity is the best! I added a thin slice of fresh lime before pouring in the watermelon puree to the pop maker for a little decoration and extra texture and tartness, but that’s totally optional. I hope you like today’s recipe. Wish you all a wonderful rest of the summer! Stay Cool!
Props and Tools used in this post:
Zoku Pop Maker (Please click here for more information)
Traditional Pop Molds (Please click here for more information)
Mini Colorful Spoons (Click here to see similar product)
Watermelon and Lime Pops:
Makes 3 to 4 pops, depending on the size of your mold
3 cups watermelon, cubes
juice of 2 lime
1 tablespoon sugar
a few thinly sliced fresh lime (optional)
In the blender, puree the watermelon, lime juice and sugar together until smooth. Place a slice of lime in the popsicle maker (if using). Pour mixture into the zoku pop maker and follow manufacturer’s instruction.
If using traditional popsicle molds, pour mixture into the molds and chill until frozen, about 3 to 4 hours, depending on popsicle size. I use the Zoku pop maker and it only takes 7 minutes to make 3 pops. Stay cool and enjoy!