Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops Recipe

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There are a couple things that are summer staples around our house.  Watermelon and popsicles.  In fact, it is 9:30 at night right now and my 2 year old is asking for watermelon.  I know she really needs to be in bed………but it’s summer and she is being cute and happy……….and lets face it – when you are 9 months pregnant there are very few things that urgently get you to get up and walk up a flight of stairs.  I’m secretly hoping she will just somehow put herself to bed.  Back to watermelon.  It is such a delicious and refreshing treat – how easy would it be to stick a popsicle stick in it, put it in the freezer……….and voila – all natural fruit pop.  Well, it was just as easy as it sounds.

Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops. Sometimes the most simple snack is the tastiest snack!

Here’s our Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops Recipe.

Start by slicing your watermelon into ‘discs’.  To use our watermelon cutting method, see this post.

Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops. Sometimes the most simple snack is the tastiest snack!

Cut the discs into ‘strips’ and then cut those in half if you want a smaller ‘pop’.  Basically you just want pieces that would make good popsicle shapes.

Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops. Sometimes the most simple snack is the tastiest snack!

Place popsicle sticks in the center of each piece.

Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops recipe. Sometimes the most simple snack is the tastiest snack!

Place on a tray and freeze.  You will do this with bananas also if you are making them at the same time.

Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops. Sometimes the most simple snack is the tastiest snack!
Frozen Watermelon and Banana Pops Recipe

To make the dipping sauce combine:

  • 4 ounces of yogurt (we used vanilla)
  • 5-6 strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Blend together and pour into a serving dish.

Voila!

After a couple of hours you will have yummy fresh fruit pops with just one ingredient – fruit!  You can whip up a huge batch of these in about 10 minutes.  And not only are they fast, but they are cheap!  You can make one of these pops for about 10 cents depending on how much you get your watermelon for.  And you can feel good about letting your kids eat more than one!

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I used frozen sticks (or fingers) of watermelon and rockmelon as teething soothers for my babies – for when they are old enough to grab a little stick in their hands and need something cold against their sore gums – (and it just melts away inside their mouths).

Be careful with the waetlmeron!! A couple summers ago, we gave our chickens waetlmeron they ate so much the shells on the eggs just barely hardened in it looked like soft boiled eggs!! True story!! )

this looks so good i made this for my daughter stephanie and she said who ever came up with the recipe is brilliant and really admires it

Haha! Not only does this look delicious, but I am also 9 months pregnant and understand EXACTLY what you mean about nothing making you urgently want to go up the stairs and foolishly hoping the kids will just put themselves to bed. 🙂