Here is our pop flavor of the week. Watermelon has a naturally sweet, juicy disposition that lends itself well to smoothies and pops. So here is a quenching treat for the last hot days of summer.
Most of the time I use ripe watermelon, however I’ve used slightly overripe watermelon for this recipe with no change in flavor or texture. These go quickly, but thankfully they are easy to make. The only lag time is that they take a few hours to freeze – at least 3 hours. And with the homemade yogurt, they have a shot of good probiotics in them too.
Note This is lactose-free when you culture your yogurt for 24 hours.
Watermelon Strawberry Pops
Ingredients (makes about 6 pops)
- 2 cups of watermelon, cubed (not packed or processed)
- 1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries (about 6 large berries)
- 2 tablespoons of honey (or to taste)
- 1/4 cup of dripped yogurt (or other style, such as Greek yogurt)
- 1/4 cup of juice (or water)
- In a blender, add the melon and honey and blend. If the strawberries are not frozen, you can add them in as well.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.
- Place the liquid in your pop molds (or paper cups with sticks) and freeze for at least 3 hours.