Benjamin Alire Sáenz
In summer I love recipes that are maximum fun and flavour with minimum hassle. And since the kids are home, it’s a time to keep them busy as well as provide them with healthy snacks to while away long and lazy summer afternoons.
This Instant Watermelon Pops recipe is so much fun to do with kids and makes a real soothing, yummy and cool snack. Throwing a pool party or a backyard BBQ, just one watermelon will yield enough to wow a whole big crowd.
Just one natural ingredient and some freezing time, and you will have a fun snack to suit the requirements of all custom eaters. You can serve a number of seasonings and dips in a little buffet style to make it a more fun experience. Personally I love a little salt, paprika and lemon to go with them. Did you know that salt brings out the sweetness in watermelon?
These can can be wrapped in plastic wraps individually and stored in the freezer for those odd time snack cravings too.
Salt and pepper
Salt and ground cumin
Lemon and paprika
Cream cheese and vanilla
This Is What You Do:
Cut triangular wedges from the rounds as you would cut from a pizza. Depending on the size of watermelon, you can cut about 8-16 wedges from one round.
Remove seeds. Pierce the knife in the middle of the green rind to make an incision for inserting the Popsicle sticks.
Cover a freezable tray with plastic sheet and spread out watermelon pops on it in a single layer so that they don’t touch each other. Serve for at least one hour before serving.
Serve over crushed ice, straight from freezer with flavouring or dip of your choice.