I have to admit I felt a tinge of guilt over my latest kitchen gadget purchase – a popsicle mold. I quickly rationalized that I could have a very unhealthy and expensive habit like smoking, but instead, I have a somewhat expensive (albeit cheaper than smoking!) habit in cooking. But healthy popsicles made with a one-time cost of $11? That’s not even 2 packs of cigarettes. See, I’m not only frugal, but healthy.
It makes sense in my head, okay…?
I guess what I’m getting at is that I don’t usually spend money on uni-taskers — the kitchen gadgets that can only serve one purpose and are otherwise “unnecessary”. Now I must argue to the contrary that this unitasker is well worth the small cost, especially if you love low-calorie summer treats or have kids around. Big kids who love popsicles count, too.
Of course, some smooth maneuvering with dixie cups and popsicle sticks is surely an option, as well 😉
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles very slightly adapted from Family Fresh Cooking
1 1/2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
3/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
calorie-free sweetener, to taste* (I used 20 drops of NuNaturals liquid stevia)
Blend ingredients in a blender and pour into molds. Freeze for at least 8 hours to set. Remove 5-10 minutes before serving so they can easily be removed from their molds. Yield: 8 3-ounce pops (or about 2 cups of mix).
Nutrition Information (per pop): 20 calories; 0.3 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 24 mg. sodium; 3 g. carbohydrate; 0.3 g. fiber; 2.1 g. protein
*can use stevia, Splenda, Truvia, PureVia, etc. Or, try maple syrup, honey, agave, etc.
Result: These are perfect for a sinless summer treat! There’s little damage done at 20 calories a pop! Pun intended! These are subtly sweet and perfect for the watermelon lovers out there!
Question: What’s your favorite keep-cool summer treat?