Happy Popsicle Week!!! I am super late with this post but we have been enjoying my grandmother visiting us. We wrapped up an amazing Birthday week for Bunbun, filled with lots of fun in the sun and swimming in the pool.
One of the ways we keep cool on our hot summer days here in South Florida is by eating watermelon. It’s a cool snack, packed with water to keep us hydrated and the kids love it!
When I realized it was popsicle week, I knew exactly what to make! We had a quarter of a watermelon leftover from Bunbun’s Birthday Party and some kiwi in the fridge. I sliced up some of the watermelon, added a pinch of salt and pureed it in my food processor. I’ve got the Best Food Processor I could find when I was shopping for one so it did a good job of getting rid of any seeds left int the melon. That added pinch of salt makes the watermelon sweeter. I don’t know how, but it’s just a little trick I always remember my grandmother doing. I then cut up and pureed my kiwi and poured it into my molds.
Now, let me tell you about my Zoku Quick Pop Maker! I first saw it on Instagram and remember thinking; ‘How the heck did that person make such a beautiful popsicle?’ After further research online and some poking around on Pinterest, I knew had to have one. The kids love being able to have a popsicle anytime they’d like and any flavor of their choice. I keep the base in my freezer and whenever the kids ask for a popsicle, I pull it out, whip up a fresh fruit puree and have fresh popsicles, with no added sugar in less than 10 minutes!
I love my Zoku Quick Pop Maker and aside from my Vitamix and my Kitchen Aid Mixer, it’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.
- 1/4 Watermelon
- 2 Kiwi
- Pinch of Salt
- Chocolate Chips (Optional)
- Cut watermelon into cubes and place in blender or food processor.
- Add a pinch of salt to your watermelon cubes.
- Puree until smooth and watery.
- Stir in chocolate chips to create the look of seeds (optional).
- Pour into Zoku Quick Pop Maker. (If you do not have a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, you can use standard popsicle molds. Allow the watermelon portion to freeze prior to the next step.)
- Peel and dice kiwi into small cubes.
- Place into blender or food processor and puree.
- Pour into Zoku Quick Pop Maker or Mold.
- If using a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, your popsicle will be frozen and ready to eat in 8-9 minutes. If using a standard mold, freeze until solid.