Today’s recipe is going to be an easy and really quick one. You just need to be patient for a few hours till the popsicles set in the freezer, that’s all. Now, who doesn’t love popsicles, right? I think it is the treat-on-a-stick allure that brings out childhood memories and makes it an all-round favorite.
As summer rolls around, I start looking for special popsicle flavor combinations to cool us down. And what screams summer than a fat, juicy, round watermelon? I decided to add a handful of assorted berries too. A bit of lime juice to bring out the sweetness of the fruits and some yogurt to add a touch of creaminess is all you need.
As I whipped up this concoction, I knew it was going to be good. We actually made a big batch and enjoyed some as a cool smoothie and froze the rest to make popsicles. It’s absolutely delicious!
You can try this with just watermelon and some yogurt, but I also roughly blitzed some berries to add color, sweetness and texture. I love biting into the frozen berry bits. You can add more yogurt to make a really creamy version. I made mine on the thinner side so that the watermelon flavor would shine.
If you are a watermelon lover like us, you must definitely try this summery treat.
You will need: (Makes 12 small popsicles or 6-8 regular sized ones)
- Watermelon chunks – 2 cups
- Lime juice – from half a lime
- Yogurt – 1/2 – 1 cup (add more for a creamier texture)
- Sugar – 2 tbsp (if needed)
- Blackberries – a small handful
- Blueberries – a small handful
- Blend the watermelon in a blender. Strain to remove pulp and return juice to the blender.
- Add lime juice and yogurt and blitz together. Taste and add sugar if needed.
- Add the berries and pulse a couple of times just enough to break down the berries.
- Pour into popsicle molds, place the top cover and stick and freeze till solid, maybe 3-4 hours. If you do not have popsicle molds, you can use tiny cups as well. Freeze them partially for an hour, then stick a wooden pop stick in the middle and return to freezer. Place popsicles on the counter for a couple of minutes to make it easier to remove them from the molds.
- You can use Greek yogurt for a thicker, creamier texture, I simply used regular yogurt.
- You can use other berries like raspberries and sliced strawberries as well.
Make a large batch of these cool treats to enjoy after a long, hot day out in the sun.
Tell me, do you love popsicles? Have you tried making your own pops? What are your favorite flavor combos? Do share.