Limey Watermelon-Kiwi Ice Pops
‘Cause summer is not over jusstt yet (especially here in Florida) AND since watermelon was on BOGO at the grocery store… I present to you, the ever refreshing Limey Watermelon-Kiwi Ice Pops!
O.k, so before I continue on, I just want to acknowledge that calling these things “ice pops” sounds a bit strange (to me at least), but since the term “Popsicle” is actually a trademarked brand name, I wanted to refrain from using the wrong word here. And besides, a Popsicle in its’ traditional sense is not what I was going for when deciding to make my own frozen lil’ treats. The main purpose for me to make these at home was to control the ingredients it has, so I could A) get the exact flavor combo that I wanted and B) to cut out on unnecessary ingredients such as: added sugar, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavoring, food dyes and other chemicals. This recipe simply contains a frozen blend of watermelon, lime juice, and coconut water, along with lovely kiwi chunks. Yes please!
Enjoying an ice pop is like like listening to a favorite throwback song. They can take you back to some good memories, soothing you, so you can just be in the moment. Good vibes only over here. So, go on and equip your freezer with the ability to take yourself on a mini escape with these refreshing tart, yet subtly sweet, homemade ice pops! Allow yourself a little mental vacay. Ice pop meditation, if ya will.
The 10-count ice pop molds I used (link to product at bottom of page):
The (yummy) finished product!
Also, take a look at these mini-ice pops (sans kiwi) that I tested out for my hemodialysis patients! Cute, yea?
I used 1-ounce ice cube trays for the molds, which worked out well for their fluid restricted diet. Thought I’d share, because these can be a great alternative for age-appropriate children or just smaller portioned ice pops in general! Just be careful not to get too excited and chomp into the mini plastic spoon handle. 😉
Limey Watermelon-Kiwi Ice Pops
A minimal ingredient ice pop recipe that will please your taste-buds. The tartness from lime and kiwi along with a touch of sweetness from refreshing watermelon creates the perfect balance to take you on a mini-escape to paradise in your own home!
Take the slices (and/or cubes) of kiwi and place into bottom of each mold.
Note: I used a alternated between thick slices and cubes of kiwi for variety.
Combine watermelon, coconut water, lime juice, and ice cubes into blender - blend until smooth.
Pour into molds and freeze for at least 3 hours or until solid.
Once completely frozen, you may run the mold under warm water to help release the ice pops.
Note: I did not have any issues just pulling my pops by the stick (while lightly squeezing the base of the mold) to get them out, but if you run into difficulty, go ahead and use the warm water technique.
Hope you enjoy!!!
After seeing this recipe all blended up, you may have thought to yourself, "Man, this looks so good I could drink it...." and you may have done just that (no shame, I know I tried it out)! So why not make refreshing little 'coolers' out of this ice pop recipe, too? You may choose to 'muddle' in the kiwi or just skip it all together. Regardless, both options are very tasty. Simply follow step #2 of the instructions and pour over more ice (crushed ice is best).
Watermelon-Lime Coconut Coolers below!
Kitchen Tools Used:
Below are some links to the kitchen items I used in these recipes and would recommend to my anyone in the market for these tools. What I love about finally getting myself some molds is that now I can create endless varieties. My list of 'ideas' is getting pretty big. (ha-ha) Speaking of which, keep an eye out for another favorite ice pop recipe of mine *coming SOON*: Creamy Coconut Mango Chia Ice Pops!
O.k., so back to the kitchen stuffs...
BPA-Free Ice Pop Molds
BPA-Free Silicone Ice Trays
Mini Tasting Spoons
Notice: I do have an 'affiliate' link through Amazon and would receive a *very small* percentage of commission from purchases made through my links, but I honestly am more concerned with showing you some kitchen items that I find very useful to get more people in the kitchen and eating good. 🙂