Growing up, I always considered myself an ice cream girl.
Every year when summertime hit, I would beg my parents for a lift to the local ice cream shop — where a cookie-dough-stuffed cone would be waiting for me. Yum!
Although I always loved the cool, rich taste of ice cream, I learned early on that I shouldn’t make a habit of snacking on the fat-filled food. Instead, my parents encouraged me to incorporate more fruit into my diet. My dad and I began preparing fresh fruit smoothies during the summertime, and I began to slice strawberries instead of scooping ice cream.
As a long-time fruit fan, I only wish I had come into contact with creative recipes like this one much sooner.
These homemade kiwi-watermelon popsicles would have been the perfect alternative to fat-saturated desserts like ice cream and summer cakes. Not only are these pops delicious and refreshing, but they have no unhealthy additives — only natural sugars and nutrients! Who knew eating healthy could be so tasty, too?
To learn how to make a batch of these sweet treats, check out the ingredients and step-by-step directions below. Then, watch the video for extra preparation tips. Even if you are the biggest ice cream fanatic in the world, prepare to be instantly converted to a popsicle lover — just like me!
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- ¼ large seedless watermelon
- 1 kiwi
- Slice the watermelon quarter into small pieces.
- Cut off each end of a kiwi, then scoop into the fruit with a spoon to remove the skin. Slice the kiwi into small sections.
- Blend the kiwi and watermelon slices separately. Pour the respective liquids into measuring cups.
- Pour the kiwi blend into the base of each slot in a popsicle freezing tray. Use the watermelon blend to fill the rest of each slot.
- Put the lid on the freezing tray, then shove popsicle sticks into each slot. Freeze overnight, then serve.
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