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I have a confession to make, I hate popsicles. To be exact, the store bought syrupy sweet ones that come in plastic tubes and the ones on wooden sticks too. I have a weird thing with the wooden sticks, they give me the heebie-jeebies. You didn’t know I was so weird did you? But I do like my homemade versions and my new popsicle molds have been working over time and the kids are loving it. I make a new version every day like strawberry lemonade and peach smoothie popsicles. This version came from a so so watermelon that turned into a great summer treat. Maybe I’m the only one who, more often than not, gets a watermelon that doesn’t have much flavor. I hate for it to go to waste, so I pureed it, strained it and added a little sugar and a little POM juice which is powerful good for you. How can you beat that? POM pomegranate juice is available at most grocery stores in quite a few varieties. I thought that the watermelon and pomegranate flavors really complimented each other. Popsicles are really a great way to cool down, what’s your favorite flavor?
- 3 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup POM pomegranate juice
Using a blender or food processor, add watermelon and pulse until pureed. Pour into a fine strainer to remove pulp and seeds. Combine watermelon juice sugar and POM juice.
Pour into popsicle molds or Dixie cups and freeze for at least 4 hours.