Don’t throw out those over-ripe watermelon slices! Watermelon popsicles are a cinch to make – and they’re almost FREE if you consider that you make them from watermelon you would have thrown out otherwise.
Just throw chunks of the too-ripe watermelon in a blender, seeds and all. Also add a little lime juice and some lime zest, as much as you dare! I used the juice and zest of one lime for a blender full of watermelon – about 3 cups of chunks. Then turn your blender on full blast and wait for the popsicle magic to happen.
Strain the mixture through a kitchen strainer and add your sweetener of choice as desired. Freeze in popsicle molds or small paper cups. Then, bask in your glorious frugal-ness and sit on your porch steps and slurp away!
Food Bloggers have been going nuts for the last few months with popsicles. Here’s just a sampling, with some amazing flavor combos:
Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles, Orangette
Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles, Pinch my Salt
Mango Popsicles, My Columbia Recipes
Peaches and Cream Popsicles, My Baking Addiction
Strawberry Lime Yogurt Popsicles, Gimme Some Oven
Fudge Popsicles, Comfy Belly
Chocolate Cherry Coconut Milk Popsicles, Cheap Healthy Good
Blueberry & Pomegranate Popsicles, Mango & Tomato
Coconut Mango Popsicles, 5 Dollar Dinners
— posted by Donna