Berry Watermelon Pops are Refreshingly Healthy Summer Snacks

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It’s already getting hot, and I’m seriously craving popsicles. Not the sugary old-school packaged ones, but rather homemade treats made with real fruit. So I was excited to discover this berry watermelon pops recipe. It isn’t complicated in the least bit. But it is a delicious idea for a healthier afternoon dessert, which also happens to be naturally dairy-free, allergy-friendly, and even paleo-worthy.

Berry Watermelon Pops Recipe - naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, allergy-friendly, plant-based, and paleo! Vegan option included.

Berry Watermelon Pops are Refreshingly Healthy Summer Snacks

I actually prefer smooth berry watermelon pops, without the frozen berry bites, but you can build them however you like. Here are a few more options you might like to try.

  • Add Nutrition: You can fortify the pops by blending in vitamins, minerals, or other supplements. I personally like using a little Bluebonnet Liquid Cal-Mag-D. It’s made with the more absorbable citrate forms, and comes in several fruity flavors that meld relatively well in pops. Collagen is another popular dairy-free protein that works well in popsicles (vegan collagen boosters are available, too).
  • Make Creamsicles: Blend a little coconut cream into the popsicles for a creamier finish. You can increase the sweetener, to taste, if needed. You can alternatively blend the coconut cream into just half of the mixture and swirl them together in the pops.
  • Adults Only: Add a little rum (flavored if you like!), to taste. Don’t add too much, as it will prevent the popsicles from freezing. But you can add just enough to make things interesting.

Berry Watermelon Pops Recipe - naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, allergy-friendly, plant-based, and paleo! Vegan option included.This Berry Watermelon Pops recipe with photo was shared with us by Culinary.net.

Special Diet Notes: Berry Watermelon Pops

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, vegetarian, paleo-friendly, and vegan optional.

Healthy Berry Watermelon Pops
 
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Please note that the amount of popsicles you get will vary based on the size of the popsicle molds that you use.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 pops
Ingredients
  • 6 cups watermelon
  • 1 cup blueberries, divided
  • 1 cup raspberries, divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey (can sub agave nectar for strictly vegan)
Instructions
  1. Place the watermelon, ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup raspberries, and honey in your blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher or large glass measuring cup, to remove pulp and seeds.
  3. Fill your ice pop molds ¾ full with liquid. Add the remaining whole blueberries and raspberries to the molds. Insert the sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until frozen.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pop Calories: 77 Fat: .3g Saturated fat: .1g Carbohydrates: 19.5g Sugar: 16g (6.5g added sugar) Sodium: 2mg Fiber: 1.9g Protein: 1g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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