Summer is my favorite season! School’s out and I can have my lazy days once in a while. Hubby still goes to work but most of the time, he’s working from home. So, weekdays are easier in some ways but I think I’m in the kitchen more often because my kids are hungry all the time…..or bored.
Aside from the warmer weather (though our summer this year is colder and wetter than usual), a lot of fruits are in season. Fruits like berries, watermelons and grapes are of better quality and prices are not on the steep side.
I was surprised to see a whole watermelon for less than $4 last weekend. Picking a good one is always a challenge and even considering all the factors that supposedly are signs to a juicy and red one, it’s always a guessing game. I took my chances on a couple of them. Since I’m not certain on how it looks inside, I always have a “game plan” in case it’s not as sweet as we want. Either they eat them, freeze them for smoothies or turn them into ice pops.
This recipe is super kid-friendly and can be turned into an edible summer activity with the kids. Just chop some seedless watermelon, add some honey to your liking and a squirt of some freshly-squeezed lemon juice (optional). Or be adventurous and try other fruit combos like watermelon-strawberry, strawberry-kiwi, berry combo or even some tropical fruits. This is a refreshing summer treat that’ll definitely beat the heat!
- 8 cups Watermelon cut into cubes* see Notes for substitutions
- 2-4 tablespoons honey** see Notes
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice optional
- Popsicle molds
- Add the cubed watermelon, 2 tablespoons of honey and lemon juice (if using) in the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Taste and drizzle more honey until your desired sweetness is reached.
- Pour into molds and freeze for a few hours or until completely frozen.
- To unmold, run the bottom end of the popsicle mold in hot tap water for a few seconds to release the ice pops.