I am so grateful for God’s gift of seasons. Each one brings in new adventures, special treats, and lasting memories.
Summer is the time for flip-flops and weekly barbecues. The time for outdoor sprinkler fights, pool fun, and running through splash pads. It’s the season for beach visits and trips to the water park, time to celebrate our marriage anniversary, evening talks on the deck, watermelon slices and popsicles!
My kids absolutely love watermelon and popsicles, but the store-bought treats just weren’t that appetizing for us. With ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes, sodium benzoate, and sucralose (or Splenda) in the “sugar-free” versions, I just couldn’t stomach the thought of handing these to my little ones.
So, instead of making a trip to the store, I headed to our local farmers’ market and let the kids choose their favorite pesticide-free watermelon from the stand. We cut it up, stored some cubes and slices for snacking, saved the seeds for next year’s garden, and used the rest to make our own watermelon popsicles. With such natural yummy goodness, we really didn’t need much, especially not all of those chemicals, to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Here’s our recipe for refreshing watermelon popsicles to keep you cool on those hot summer days.
3 cups watermelon pieces
1 1/2 tsp local honey
1. Put the watermelon pieces in the blender and add the honey.
2. Blend on high for 15-20 seconds.
3. Pour into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy! (If you have extra juice, just store in the refrigerator in a glass jar until you’ve eaten a few popsicles, then freeze it up when the molds are available.) Yum!
- 3 cups watermelon pieces
- 1½ tsp local honey
- Put the watermelon pieces in the blender and add the honey.
- Blend on high for 15-20 seconds.
- Pour into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy! (If you have extra juice, just store in the refrigerator in a
- glass jar until you've eaten a few popsicles, then freeze it up when the molds are available.) Yum!