by Marie Southard Ospina (Jan. 28, 2015) for Bustle.com
Recipe by Betty Crocker™
Yield: 8 Servings
- 8 c. 1/2-inch cubes watermelon
- 1-1/2 c. ginger ale
- 1/3 c. water
- 1 can (6 oz.) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
- Place watermelon cubes in single layer in 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag; freeze 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
- In blender, place half each of watermelon, ginger ale, water and limeade concentrate. Cover; blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour mixture into pitcher. Repeat with remaining ingredients; stir into mixture in pitcher. Serve immediately.
- Look for seedless watermelon in the produce department to save having to remove the seeds when cutting the watermelon into cubes.
- Garnish each cooler with a lime wedge and fresh mint leaves threaded on a fancy toothpick.
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The kids are going to flip for the miniature chocolate chips in these picture-perfect pops. They’re almost too cute to eat (but you’ll be glad you did). —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Yield: 28 Pops (Servings)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 package (3 ounces) watermelon gelatin
- 1 envelope unsweetened watermelon cherry Kool-Aid mix
- 2 cups refrigerated watermelon juice blend
- 28 freezer pop molds or 28 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks
- 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups prepared limeade
- 2 to 3 teaspoons green food coloring, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the water, sugar, gelatin and Kool-Aid mix; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add watermelon juice. Fill each mold or cup with 3 tablespoons watermelon mixture. Freeze until almost slushy, about 1 hour.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze.
- In a small bowl, combine limeade and, if desired, food coloring. If using freezer molds, remove holders. If using paper cups, remove foil. Pour limeade mixture over tops. Return holders or foil. Freeze until firm.
1 pop: 64 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (15g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch
Originally published as Cool Watermelon Pops in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p13