June 23, 2017
Last week, I shared a Triple Berry Popsicle recipe with you and this week I have a no sugar added, Watermelon Strawberry Pop! This recipe is the perfect way to use those large watermelons that you can't eat fast enough and you don't want to go to waste.
These Watermelon and Strawberry Pops, only have 3 ingredients and pretty much taste like summer! Fresh watermelon and strawberries combined with a little lemon juice are a sweet summer treat without the guilt.
Last week, we used a traditional popsicle mold for the Triple Berry Popsicles. This week we used some fun, disposable ice pop bags. We bought these Ozera Ice Pops Bags from Amazon for $14.99 for 150 of them! That works out to be .10 cents a bag and it came with this little funnel to help get the liquid into the bags. We really liked these bags. They were made out of a heavier plastic and were easy to fill with the funnel as long as you had two people working together. The only downside that we found, was that they were hard to open (they have a zip top) because the liquid had frozen against the zip top and there was nothing to hold onto to pull it apart to open it.
The solution, leave about an inch at the top of the bag and freeze them standing upright so that the liquid doesn't freeze against the zip top OR just cut off the top with scissors like you would with the store bought ice pops.
In 3-4 hours, we had Watermelon and Strawberry Pops to enjoy after a long day in the sun. These all fruit pops aren't nearly as sweet as the kind you buy at the store but they are all natural and totally refreshing and SO easy to make!
- 5 cups watermelon
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Add watermelon and strawberries to the blender and puree.
- Add lemon juice and blend to incorporate.
- Fill popsicle molds or ice pop bags.
- Freeze for 3-4 hours.
- If using the bags, leave about 1 inch of space at the top of the zipper bag and freeze standing up for easier opening.
- Taste the puree, if it is not sweet enough for your taste, you can add a little sugar, honey, agave or Stevia.