Watermelon Yogurt Ice-Pops

Instant healthy refreshment on a hot summer day

The hot August temps just cry out for watermelon. At 91% water by weight, the watermelon is nutritious and truly refreshing. Plus… seedless watermelon… best invention ever! Kids will love these ice-pops. You can make two versions – either with the yogurt and watermelon, or watermelon alone. Both are supper yummy and refreshing!

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Watermelon Yogurt Ice-Pops
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Ice-pop molds
Instructions
  1. Simple Syrup:
  2. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, just until boiling and sugar is completely dissolved. Cool for at least 30 minutes.
  3. WATERMELON PURÉE
  4. Purée watermelon in blender. Strain mixture through a fine mesh. Add ⅓ cup simple syrup. Makes about 1-1/2 cups of smooth watermelon purée.
  5. YOGURT: Blend yogurt, honey and ½ cup simple syrup until smooth.
  6. Assemble: Fill molds ⅓ full with yogurt mixture. Freeze for
  7. minutes. Add watermelon mixture to ⅔ full. Fill to top with
  8. remaining yougurt mixture (You can leave in layers or swirl a bit with a stick). Freeze for 45 minutes. Insert wooden popsicle sticks and continue to freeze until solid, 3-4 hours or up to 2 weeks.
  9. Makes about 8-10 ice-pops depending on the size of molds.
  10. TIP: You can just fill some of the molds completely with watermelon purée - delicious and simple!

 

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