It’s the season for delicious, homemade freezer pops! By making your own, you can up the health factor by using in-season fresh fruit for fantastic flavor. Here we’re using watermelon, blueberries, and even some cucumber for a tasty pop. Watermelon has high water content, which makes it easy to blend smoothly. To see the different colors in the pops, you will need to freeze these in stages, first freezing the watermelon portion, then the lime. You can pick up molds at the grocery store for under $10, and be able to make fun, fruity ice pops all summer long.
Watermelon Lime Freezer Pops
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes (plus 6 hours to freeze)
Servings: 8 freezer pops
- 3 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded
- 3/4 cup Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar, divided
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
In a blender, puree watermelon and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
Pour into freezer pop molds leaving a 1 1/2-inch space at the top.
Drop 3-4 blueberries and freezer pop stick into each mold; freeze for at least 3 hours.
In a blender, puree remaining sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cucumber, water and optional food coloring until smooth. Reserve in refrigerator.
When watermelon pops are thoroughly frozen, add lime mixture to the top of the mold. Return to freezer, freeze for at least 3 hours or until frozen.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Kevin, ALDI Test Kitchen