25/06/2014

Cooking Made Easy: Watermelon Popsicles


On Friday the Swedes celebrated midsummer which implies the calendric beginning of summer. Just as winter and Christmas are linked to cinnamon and gingerbread, summer is linked to ice cream and popsicles. Instead of buying overpriced and over-sugared popsicles as every year however what about making your own healthy (and yet really sweet!) popsicles at home this year? It's as easy as pie (well even easier because I did fail at pies before but I never failed at popsicles...) and basically you only need one ingredient. Can you already guess which one?

Ingredients (serves 6):
about 1/8 watermelon
2 tablespoons lemon/lime juice (optional)

Of course you will also need popsicle molds but they should be really easy to snatch this time of the year, for example here.

Directions:
1. Mash the watermelon in a blender. Start with a few slices as the amount you need will depend on the size and number of your popsicle molds.
2. Add the lemon or lime juice for some additional flavour.
3. Put the liquid in your molds and freeze overnight.
4. Enjoy!

(This works with about any other fruit as well so don't hesitate to give your creativity full scope.)

What really surprised me about these popsicles is that they're super sweet even though I didn't add any sweeteners. I think they're even sweeter than the watermelon itself! But of course they're totally guilt free and you can have about as many of these as you want. The perfect refresher on a hot summer day.




Do you prefer ice cream that's less watery? Check out my recipe for homemade banana / peanut butter ice cream! Also stay tuned for more healthy fruit ice cream recipes in the course of summer. I have a great raspberry recipe in petto and I was also thinking about trying a homemade mango ice cream next...
Which homemade ice cream do you use to indulge in? Feel free to share your recipes or ingredient additions to my watermelon popsicles!

16 comments:

  1. fresh and tasted! i cannot imagine something better than these!
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  2. SOOOO yummy! I love watermelon a lot and love eating it chilled! Our fridge is too full at the moment to put any watermelon in it! Even cut up!

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  3. Such a creative idea! Perfect for summer!

    Emma x
    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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  4. Nice post ;)

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  5. Mmmm!!! Look so tasty!!!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  6. Super Idee! Diese Eisdinger habe ich eh, das muss ich unbedingt ausprobieren!

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  7. Amazing idea! Definitely doing this very soon...

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  8. These look sooo yummy! I have a lot of watermelon left from a dinner party and I think I'm going to make these this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  9. Wow those look delicious! I really want to try to make popsicles this year but gotta find a mold first! Anyway, I am so sorry I missed your link for my Prom featuring post. Unfortunately, when I tried to save the picture on Lookbook after, it didn't work? I'm not quite sure what to do..:(?
    xo Olivia

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  10. Oh man these look so good! xx

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  11. Look delicious!

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  12. Ooh wie lecker! Wir waren auf der Durchreise von Nordfrankreich, deswegen sind wir quer durch Belgien und Lux zurückgefahren :)

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  13. And it's much healthier! Gotta try this. Thanks Carmen!

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  14. Ich liebe selbst gemachtes Wassereis! Ich habe auch erst auf meinem Blog ein Meloneneis Rezept vorgestellt ;) Dein Rezept wird auf jeden Fall auch gleich ausprobiert.

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermädchen

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