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Real Watermelon Popsicles

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If you have kids who love Popsicles and watermelon, these will be right up your alley. They’re popsicles made of pure fruit, with none of the high-fructose corn syrup and various colours, stabilizers and gums that most store-bought ice pops contain. You control what goes into them, and you won’t believe the pure refreshment you’ll get out of them.

To make real watermelon popsicles all you do is puree watermelon because it’s mostly water it purees really well. Cut it into chunks and whiz it in the blender or food processor until smooth. Then pour it into popsicle molds, add some fresh fruit if you like (blueberries, halved grapes, chopped kiwi and the like) and freeze. If you don’t have popsicle molds, pour it into paper Dixie cups, cover the cups with plastic wrap (to hold the stick in place) and poke a stick through, then freeze.

Photo courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board

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