Today I’m sharing a fun idea for frozen watermlon push pops that are really simple to make with just 2 ingredients! If you have any of those cake push-pop containers gathering dust at the back of a cupboard, this is a great new use for them, and healthier than cake too, always a bonus!
I hope you’re having a great month so far. July has been ridiculously busy for me, which has resulted in a very quiet month here on the Eats Amazing blog over the last few weeks, but I have a backlog of delicious recipes and fun lunches to share with you, so I’ll be doing my best to remedy that. We have only a few days to go before the summer holidays begin, the sun is shining and I just can’t wait to spend six glorious weeks with both of my boys!
I always find it a real problem when the weather heats up to keep my children hydrated. We have a whole selection of fun water bottles that they carry around with them wherever they go (this robot water bottle is their favourite), but I never feel that they drink quite enough, so I try to fill my freezer with homemade healthy ice lollies to help top up their liquid intake. My boys will always eat an ice lolly if it’s offered!
Since around 92% of watermelon is water, this fruit is perfect for keeping children hydrated. We’ve been really enjoying watermelon this summer so I decided to try freezing it and it really was a hit.
Frozen Watermelon Push Pops
- 2 kiwi fruits or 1/2 cucumber*
- 1 thick round/slice of watermelon
*When I made this recipe the first time, I used slices of cucumber, but the second time I used kiwi fruit instead and my boys preferred the kiwi. Both are equally refreshing!
If using kiwi fruit, peel the fruits and slice each one into three thick slices, discarding (or eating!) the rounded ends. Using a circle cutter of a slightly smaller size than your push pop container, cut the kiwi slices into circles to fit.
If using cucumber, slice into thick rounds and cut into circles as above.
Pop one kiwi or cucumber slice into the bottom of each push pop container.
Push the pop container through the watermelon slice to fill it with a round of melon (see photo below). If your watermelon slice is too thin to fill the container, repeat until the push pop container is completely full of melon.
Pop the lid on, remove the stick if you can and pop into the freezer for a couple of hours or overnight until frozen solid.
Remove from the freezer, add the stick back onto the push pop and serve!
If you’d like more ideas for healthy homemade ice lollies made with other fruits, check out these great recipes from some of my blogging friends; Yogurt Mango Ice Lollies from United Cakedom, Pomegranate Coconut Water Popsicles from My Fussy Eater, 4 sugar free fruit frozen treats from Family Friends Food and Chocolate Raspberry Ripple Fudgesicles from Made With Pink.
Do you have any tips for keeping kids hydrated in hot weather?