Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

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 😉

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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)

Directions:

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!

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Question: What’s your favorite keep-cool summer treat?

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26 Comments

  1. June 29, 2011 / 7:15 am

    Any problem getting them out of the molds?

    • Nicole
      Author
      June 29, 2011 / 9:09 am

      Not if they sit out for 5 minutes or so….nope!!

  2. June 29, 2011 / 8:02 am

    Yay! Nicole I am so happy you made these. Looking at your photos I want to drop everything & make them again right now 🙂 Have a great day!

  3. June 29, 2011 / 8:03 am

    I used to own popsicle molds and made popsicles for the toddler all the time when he was younger. Somehow they got lost over the years… I’ll have to pick up some new ones. Your watermelon popsicles look and sooooo good!!!!

  4. June 29, 2011 / 8:29 am

    These look amazing! My mom just bought a popsicle mold so I will have to pass this recipe on to her, or buy one for myself 😉

  5. June 29, 2011 / 9:13 am

    I love popsicles. And I love watermelon. Something tells me I need to make these pops. Yum!

  6. June 29, 2011 / 9:30 am

    I love watermelon – and love the idea of making your own popsicles!

    I would probably go towards a lemon/lime popsicle flavor though. Ice cream is my favorite cool-down treat!

  7. June 29, 2011 / 11:18 am

    How freaking creative!! I love this idea since it’s out hot outside. Easy and healthy 🙂

  8. June 29, 2011 / 11:35 am

    Seriously, I NEED to get a popsicle mold. I keep meaning to, but then I forget. I shall make it my mission this weekend to find one.

  9. June 29, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    These look amazing and I love that they are so low calorie!

  10. June 29, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    Wow, love this Nicole! Maybe if I store it in the basement, my husband won’t know I’ve added another kitchen gadget to my huge stash I already have!

  11. June 29, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Those look fabulous! I love anything with watermelon and now I totally want one of these popsicles now!!

  12. June 30, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    Yes, at least your addictions are healthy ones! I’m always buying more for my kitchen, but I really need to be buying less. My tiny kitchen cabinets are full!

  13. June 30, 2011 / 11:49 pm

    How refreshing – you’ve made me want to run out and buy a popsicle maker 🙂

  14. July 11, 2011 / 10:27 pm

    Now I need a donut pan AND a popsicle mold, all because of you!

  15. July 31, 2011 / 3:34 am

    Amazing. Great idea. As someone living in a really hot country i thank you for the great recipe.

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