Watermelon Mint Ice Pops

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Refreshingly Delicious

Cool down this summer with our Watermelon Mint Ice Pops! These tasty treats are perfect for pool days, after-dinner desserts, or picnic dates with your family.  Not only are these pops sure to be a hit with the whole family, but they are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Watermelon and mint pair perfectly together, complementing each other’s refreshing flavors. These pops are a great, healthy snack as they use all nutritious and fresh ingredients with no preservatives. What’s even better, you can make these with the kids as a fun, influential summer activity! Make these tasty treats the night before a day at the beach and come home to a refreshingly delightful snack! Testing!

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Wholesome Watermelon

Not only are these ice pops full of fresh flavors, but they are also packed full of nutrition! Watermelon is a great source of vitamin C, lycopene, and phenolic compounds such as flavonoids and carotenoids, which makes it an important fruit to consume in the summertime. Thanks to lycopene, studies have shown that watermelon consumption can help reduce inflammatory response, and as the watermelon ripens, the lycopene content increases (1). Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing summer fruit that makes for a healthy, sweet treat! So go ahead and enjoy this juicy fruit while it’s in season–it’s a refreshing snack during these hot months.

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Perfect Pairs

The Watermelon Mint Ice Pops are great to make with kids! These pops pair well with almost anything! We have more Kid Friendly recipes on the blog, we picked some of our favorites for you to try below —

Blended Portobello Hamburger

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Pineapple Coconut Ice Pops

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Print

Watermelon Mint Ice Pops

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon, pitted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, + 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey, maple syrup or sorghum syrup
  • 2-3 sprigs mint, chopped
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender, or blender combine all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.

  2. Evenly divide the watermelon into ice pop molds. Stir them before you put them in the freezer to make sure the liquid is evenly distributed. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  3. Place the ice pop molds under warm water for a few seconds before releasing them from the molds.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis
Serving size: 3 ounces Calories: 20 calories, Fat: 0 grams, Saturated fat: 0 grams, Carbohydrates: 5 grams, Sugar: 5 grams, Fiber: 0 grams, Protein: 0 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

(1) Watermelon. The World's Healthiest Foods.  http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=31

Disclaimer: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services for The Sorghum Checkoff.
However we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

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