This Summer’s Coolest Treats: Fresh Fruit Popsicles
When it’s so steamy out that it seems like you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, there’s one thing that can make you feel better: an icy, refreshing popsicle. Make this cool treat even better by whipping it up yourself. It’s super easy—each of these recipes uses only two or three ingredients—and you can make them healthier by skipping the added sugar and using delicious grown-in-Michigan fruit (it doesn’t get more “back to basics” than that!). Just pour the mixture into store-bought molds (or make them yourself using a small yogurt containers), freeze for a few hours, and you’re good to go.
2 cups chopped watermelon or 1½ cups pureed watermelon
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Fresh mint (optional)
Watermelon Coconut Popsicles
Puree watermelon in blender until smooth. Add shredded coconut and blend for a little longer. Pour mixture into molds and freeze for at least four hours.
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5 cups diced cantaloupe
5 to 7 strawberries, sliced
Cantaloupe Strawberry Popsicles
Put a few slices of strawberries into each mold. Put cantaloupe in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze for at least four hours.
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