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Make the watermelon lemonade ice pops today!
This recipe for the watermelon lemonade ice pops is so simple and perfect to enjoy this summer. Because who doesn’t love and lemonade? Both ingredients are so refreshing and make a perfect pairing. And even better when the watermelon and the lemonade come together to transform into yummy ice pops.
Watermelon is now at peak of the season and makes perfect sense to use it for making ice pops or paletas. In Mexico, we love paletas. We make them using fresh fruits in season resulting in a wonderful treat to enjoy by the kids and the grown ups too. Watch the video and get the scoop!
The recipe for the watermelon lemonade ice pops has very few ingredients and it is easy to prepare with the kids. Cooking together is fun and could be an activity to plan for summertime without breaking the bank. You will need fresh watermelon — I use seedless. Limes, sugar, water, an ice pop mold and wooden sticks.
Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day?
We love this celebration so much because watermelons are sweet and are present in all our summer fun activities and grilling parties. Watermelons are mostly water but have nutritional properties with significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
Watermelon is perfect to eat alone, with a pinch of salt or chamoy. In salads, for making smoothies and agua fresca. And even grilled for savory applications. Cucumbers and watermelons are related as both are part of the cucurbitaceae family. Both are the perfect pair when combined in chopped salads, with cheese, for fruit and veggie skewers and appetizers.
Summertime is all about easy recipes and quick snacks.
Consider trying our recipe for the watermelon lemonade ice pops, it is yummy!
Watermelon Lemonade Ice Pops
- 2 cups watermelon seedless and cut in cubes
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 cup water
- Add all ingredients to the blender and mix for few minutes.
- Pour the watermelon lemonade to an ice pop mold, insert the wooden sticks and freeze overnight.
- Enjoy with the family on a summer day.
- The ice pops will last two weeks inside the freezer.
- Garnish with chamoy to make a Mexican style frozen treat.
- Use an extra lime if desired.
- Use less sugar if desired (not less than 1/3 of a cup)