It’s Popsicle Week! Billy, over at Wit & Vinegar, came up with Popsicle week as an ingenious way to celebrate summer. When it’s hot outside I don’t think there’s any better way to beat the heat. There are a bunch of bloggers coming up with their takes on frozen treats all this week. I came up with a raspberry strawberry watermelon pop – it almost didn’t happen, but I’m sure glad it did.
Originally I wanted to make a bubble milk tea/boba pop. And it almost happened, it did. I even have some photos to prove it! But, alas, it didn’t taste the way I intended (I thought the pearls would stay chewy) so I melted the pops down and drank them instead. I wasn’t too sad though because I had a bunch of red fruit just begging to be blended up and frozen.
These pops are (almost) the peak of summer perfection. The berries didn’t need the sugar, but when I cut into my mini watermelon, I was shocked to see the palest melon I ever did see. It was so, so sad. I added a bit of sugar to bump up the sweetness and the sugar made me forget all of my sadness. So no, I don’t have that summer time, summer time sadness – just a bunch of lightly sweetened raspberry strawberry watermelon pops waiting for me in the fridge. Happy Summer friends!
i am cold, but i am sweet: i am raspberry strawberry watermelon pop!
Raspberry Strawberry Watermelon Popsicle Recipe
makes 6 pops, depending on popsicle mold size
- 1/2 personal sized watermelon, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
Reserve half of the raspberries and strawberries. Toss the sugar with the remaining fruit and then blend slightly, until liquid but still a bit chunky. Mix in the reserved raspberries and strawberries. Pour into molds (I use this one) and freeze until set. Enjoy!
Thanks to Billy for organizing! Head on over to his site to see what everyone else has been freezing up!