If you’re always looking for ways to encourage your kids to eat more fruit, these Watermelon Popsicles (or Ice Blocks) are a great solution.
They take a little bit of effort because of the layers, but with a small amount of prep they are really straight forward to put together, despite not being that speedy to make.
And visually, they’re a winner with the kids.
Please Note Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.
- 4 cups Watermelon cubed
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 5 Kiwi Fruit peeled and diced
- 2 tbsp Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Coconut Milk
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- Add the watermelon, half of the sugar, and the lemon juice into a blender and blend until smooth. Take off foam.
- Pour into popsicle moulds, until they are about two-thirds full. We made 12, but you might find you have leftover liquid. Just adjust the recipe next time you make it!
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over your popsicle moulds, pushing them down into the moulds to be the 'seeds' in your watermelon.
- Insert popsicle sticks (this recipe only works with 'open' sticks' i.e. no cover on the bottom.
- Freeze for 3 hours.
- Whisk coconut milk with remaining sugar until sugar has dissolved. Chill.
- Once the mixture is thick and cold, pour a layer into each of your popsicles.
- Return to freezer for 30-45 minutes.
- Blend kiwi fruit together in processor until smooth. If your fruit isn't that ripe, you can add additional sugar here. You can also run this mixture through a strainer if your children have an issue with the texture of the seeds.
- Chill mixture, and once cool fill the popsicle moulds up the rest of the way with this mixture.
- Return to freezer for about 2-3 hours, or until solid.