Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles
When it is hot and you just want something to cool you down, these popsicles will take you away. Better yet, there is no added sugar needed and they are vegan too. The coconut yoghurt helps keep them from separating. With just a few ingredients, you can make them in a flash. Set them against an edible backdrop and you have a beautiful summer snack that everyone will enjoy.
Flavours: Cool naturally sweet watermelon balanced with tart and sweet notes of fresh kiwi all mixed with the creamy texture of the yoghurt.
Benefits: This much fun with so much potassium, calcium and vitamins A C, B6 and the antioxidant lycopene doesn’t seem possible, but watermelon gets an undeserved bad reputation because of its sweetness and it is also zero cholesterol.
Yield: 4 popsicles
Total Time: 2 hours +
Equipment: Food processor, mixing bowl, popsicle forms, popsicle sticks, large bowl for serving
½ large seedless watermelon, in two pieces (see note)
½ cup nondairy yoghurt (coconut, soy, etc.)
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
Take one piece of the watermelon and remove the rind and cut into large chunks. Place into the food processor and puree until liquified. Pour contents into a bowl and add the nondairy yoghurt and stir only slightly as you want some colour differences to show up in the popsicles.
Carefully fill each popsicle form with watermelon mixture leaving room at the top for expansion. Place a slice of kiwi into the form against one side so it will show when frozen.
Freeze for 30 minutes (more time if your freezer isn’t very cold) until the popsicles are partially set. Insert a popsicle stick into the middle of each popsicle almost to the bottom. Freeze for another 1 ½ hours.
When the popsicles are almost ready to be removed from the freezer, cut the watermelon into slices and place into the serving bowl in a design of your choosing. Place the kiwi slices on top. Add the popsicles when they are ready and serve immediately. If it is hot out, this won’t last long.
Note, if you cannot find seedless watermelons, remove the seeds first before putting into the food processor. You can serve the cut raw pieces with the seeds in.