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![/print_this]
Question: What’s your favorite keep-cool summer treat?
Any problem getting them out of the molds?
Not if they sit out for 5 minutes or so….nope!!
Mmmm….I need to get some popsicle molds, stat!!
Well those look delicious!
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!
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!!!!
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 😉
I love popsicles. And I love watermelon. Something tells me I need to make these pops. Yum!
I love you rationalize with yourself. I do that too. I bought popsicle molds..no shame, I love them!
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!
How freaking creative!! I love this idea since it’s out hot outside. Easy and healthy 🙂
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.
It makes sense to me too 🙂 My favorite keep cool treat is ice cream!
These look amazing and I love that they are so low calorie!
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!
Those look fabulous! I love anything with watermelon and now I totally want one of these popsicles now!!
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!
How refreshing – you’ve made me want to run out and buy a popsicle maker 🙂
Now I need a donut pan AND a popsicle mold, all because of you!
Amazing. Great idea. As someone living in a really hot country i thank you for the great recipe.
Happy to share your tasty recipe in my blog: http://health.lifegoesstrong.com/slideshow/7-foods-drinks-pack-cooler-summer Thanks for the inspiration!
Happy to share your tasty recipe in my blog: http://health.lifegoesstrong.com/slideshow/7-foods-drinks-pack-cooler-summer. Thanks for the inspiration!