These strawberry watermelon ice pops are a sweet and refreshing way to stay cool during the dog days of summer.
Syrupy sweet watermelon hits the spot on a hot day so imagine how refreshing it is paired with fresh picked strawberries, lemon juice and pungent mint in Popsicle form.
The key to this recipe is making sure you pick out the right watermelon. You want one that is sugary sweet and melts in your mouth.
It seems we go through a watermelon a week in the summer. Even the dogs come running when I am slicing the red, juicy fruit. I just absolutely love the flavor and even add it to salads and beverages all summer long.
No matter the size, the watermelon should feel heavy when you pick it up.
Look for the buttery yellow spot where it sat on the ground during its growing season and finally, give it knock.
While it’s important to pick the right watermelon, picking the sweetest strawberries is easy, especially if you have a strawberry farm near your home.
Lucky us…We do!
There is nothing tastier than enjoying the fruits of your labor. Don’t these strawberries look delicious?
I decided that blending sweet watermelon and summer strawberries with a burst of lemon and mint would be refreshing and a better alternative to what you get in the frozen section of the grocery store.
If you don’t have a popsicle mold, pick one up at any home store along with food safe popsicle sticks.
Watermelon and strawberries are perfect fruits to turn into ice pops as are peaches and another stone fruits. Try my ginger peach ice pops for another refreshing frozen treat.
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Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles
- 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 8 - 10 strawberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Handful of mint leaves
- Using a blender, purée the watermelon, strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and mint leaves.
- Pour the purée into a Popsicle mold, add the wooden sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.