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watermelon strawberry lime pops

watermelon pops

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon (cut into small cubes)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (cut into halves)
  • 2 Tbls. lime juice
  • 1/8 cup sugar (or to taste)

Blend watermelon, strawberries, lime juice and sugar in a blender. Pour into dixie cups and allow to partially freeze. Insert popsicle stick and pour another few drops of mixture around the hole made by the stick. Allow to freeze overnight before serving.

watermelon strawberry lime pops

I had to cut little round circles of parchment paper for the bottom of the dixie cups because a trial popsicle run made with water came out with a piece of dixie-cup-paper stuck to the bottom so the parchment helped to keep everything non-stick. Also, taste your blend of watermelon and strawberry after each tablespoon addition of lime juice as well as sugar–too much lime juice will make it too sour depending on how your fruit tastes, and too much sugar will make it sicky-sweet. I made about three batches of this and got about thirty Dixie cups total and they were absolutely delicious, refreshing, and (besides the teensy bit of sugar) completely healthy. The dixie cups are a little more difficult to work with than the plastic popsicle molds you can buy, but the shape is so much more rustic and vintage looking, it’s worth it. Besides, nothing says summer like sticky fingers and fruit on a stick. I made these guys for my 108 degree Fourth of July and they were quite the hit amongst that temperature-misery.

I had the best, best, besttt time on my trip. So many good times they’ve bled into Monday and I haven’t had a chance to unpack my camera so those pics are coming just as soon as I get adjusted back to real life…whew it’s hard! Happy new week everyone!

– ❤ A. 

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