Can you believe it’s August already? For us, and I think most of America, it’s been a hot summer this year. My kids have been swimming a lot in our new pool to stay cool off while still being able to play outside. One of their favorite treats are popsicles. I like to let the kids help in the kitchen whenever possible, and popsicles are an easy thing they can make on their own.
These strawberry watermelon popsicles are easy to make and a great recipe for the kids help create.
I originally shared this recipe for strawberry watermelon popsicles last month with the readers at A Glimpse Inside as part of the 2016 Creative Team there. But I didn’t want summer to get away from me before I shared it here with my readers as well.
These strawberry watermelon popsicles are 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 popsicles were inspired by a recipe called Rocket Pops in the kids cookbook The New Junior Cookbook from Better Homes.
We’ve tried a lot of new combinations of flavors, and this is his favorite. The flavors are summer inspired and FRESH!
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)
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.
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.