Watermelon Popsicles

Who knew summer treats could be so fun!

Watermelon-Popsicles-post-500

 

Watermelon Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 19 oz cubed seedless watermelon (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, well shaken
  • 13 oz kiwi (about 6 medium)
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add watermelon, 2 Tbsp granulated sugar and lemon juice to a blender and blend until well pureed.
  2. Skim off foam then carefully pour into 10 popsicles molds filling each about 2/3 full (try not to splash on sides. Let it run down the outside edge then just wipe off that part later with a damp paper towel or q-tip).
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over tops then using a popsicle stick gently push down to immerse chips. Wipe sides clean as needed. Cover with the lid and insert popsicles sticks.
  4. Freeze 3 1/2 hours. During last 30 minutes of popsicles freezing, whisk together coconut milk with 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar until sugar has dissolved, chill 30 minutes. It should be a nice pourable consistency after chilling. If too thick, stir in 1 - 2 Tbsp cold water to thin.
  5. Remove popsicles from freezer, remove lid and carefully pour a scant tablespoon coconut milk into an even layer over watermelon layer. Clean sides as necessary.
  6. Return to freezer, uncovered, and chill 45 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cut tops from kiwi and use a spoon to scoop flesh from kiwi while leaving skins.
  8. Transfer kiwi to blender along with 2 Tbsp granulated sugar. Pulse until well pureed.
  9. Force mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl using a rubber spatula to remove seeds
  10. Chill kiwi mixture 30 minutes.
  11. Remove popsicles from freezer and carefully pour about 1 Tbsp kiwi mixture over coconut layer.
  12. Return to freezer and chill until popsicles are solid about 2 - 3 hours.
  13. To remove popsicles from molds, turn tray to the side and run plastic molds under warm water several seconds (don't let the water touch the kiwi portion at the top) then slowly pull from molds.
http://www.localparent.ca/local_parent/food/snacks/watermelon-popsicles/

 

For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Cooking Classy.

Author: Cooking Classy

Recipe and photo courtesy Cooking Classy.

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>