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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles Kids Love to Help Make

It's been a hot summer, and popsicles are a fantastic refreshing treat! 
These strawberry watermelon popsicles are easy to make and a great recipe for the kids help create. 


Hello readers! It's Molly from Just a Little Creativity, joining you again to share one of my son's favorite popsicle recipes. My youngest is almost 8 and has always loved helping out in the kitchen. He has a few cookbooks for kids, but is actually great at reading and adjusting recipes to his liking. These Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles were inspired by a recipe called Rocket Pops in the kids cookbook The New Junior Cookbook from Better Homes.

He's made these several times (they're his favorite) and has tried a lot of new combinations of flavors. When I told him I wanted to share his best one yet with the readers here, we decided on the strawberry watermelon combo. The flavors are summer inspired and FRESH!

Here's what you'll need:



1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp sugar substitute such as Truvia Baking Blend OR 1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 cup chopped fresh watermelon
6 oz vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup passion fruit juice (almost any juice will work)
Popsicle molds (we used 3oz cups and craft popsicle sticks)

 Directions:

Mix gelatin and sugar together, add water, and heat slowly on the stove until melted. If you're letting the kids make these, make sure the grown-ups supervise or do this part.
When the mixture is melted, remove from heat and let cool completely

When the sugar solution is completely cool, add it and all of the ingredients to a blender and pulse until well blended.
If you'd like your pieces of fruit to be chunkier, adjust the amount you blend the mixture.

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until set.

*Tip* If you use cups for your popsicle molds like we did, set them in a muffin tin so they sit level and can all go into the freezer at the same time. Set a timer for about 30 minutes and then insert the popsicle sticks so that they stand up straight.



I've found that the 3 oz cups are a great portion size for kids.

The only thing left to do now is enjoy!


I love how proud kids are when they create their own treats, I think it makes it extra special.

If you like this popsicle recipe, you may also like my Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt Popsicles.


I'll be back again next month with another fun idea, but in the mean time, I'd love for you to stop by Just a Little Creativity and say hello! 


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