Hey y’all! So I’m just going to just straight into the post! Today I am going to share two of our favorite summer popsicle recipes that seriously take less than 5 minutes to make, especially if you already have the watermelon cut up!
When my son was just starting on solid foods I really wanted to limit his sugar. I even made him a homemade birthday cake for his first birthday that was sugar free (it had applesauce and bananas to sweeten it, and it was actually really yummy.) So when summer rolled around after his first birthday, I knew that I would want to offer him popsicles as a fun summer treat, but I didn’t want to just give him something that was basically flavored sugar. (And no, I don’t think you’re a horrible person if you do give your child sugar, my son has had his fair share…especially this year…we live very close to a place that sells ice cream 😉 but it was a concern of mine to limit his sugar intake).
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So, I was scrolling Pinterest one day and saw a recipe for a watermelon lime drink and it got me thinking about how that would make a yummy popsicle! My son is obsessed with watermelon and for some reason eats limes like they are oranges, so I knew he would love it!
Honestly, when I tried it, I wasn’t too impressed (but keep in mind I’m totally used to having a ton of sugar in my popsicles, my son had never had a popsicle in his life up to this point). He loved it! So, here is the recipe:
Here are the ingredients for the Watermelon Lime Popsicles
And here are the ingredients for the Watermelon Blueberry Popsicles 🙂
We actually made watermelon blueberry popsicles when I took the photos for this post. So that’s why the blueberries are there instead of the limes 😉 sorry for any confusion.
Watermelon Lime Popsicle
- 7-10 large chunks of watermelon (really I just eyeball this amount and it could be more or less depending on how many you make)
- juice from one lime
-Place all the ingredients in a blender. I love my Ninja Master Prep Blender! Blend.
-Place in freezer
-Once frozen, enjoy! 🙂
Later I discovered how much he loved blueberries and we really needed to use up our blueberries, so I then created the watermelon blueberry popsicle!
It is made the same way as above, just replace the lime juice with a handful of blueberries. I really like the blueberry watermelon popsicles the best! And they are just the perfect amount of sweetness.
I’m sure there is a ton of other simple recipes that you could do too! As I’m typing, I’m thinking a raspberry, watermelon, and lemon popsicle might be fun to try! Or even just a few different berries all together.
So there it is, a super simple, healthy, no sugar added, toddler friendly summer popsicle recipe for you to try this summer!
Let me know if you have any questions! And I’d love to know if you try these out and what you (or your kids) thought about them.