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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cherry Watermelon Pops


Beat the heat with these cool pops full of summer fruit. They'll help you stay hydrated and give you a boost of antioxidants, which can help minimize damage by UV radiation from the sun.  You can mix them up in minutes and freeze them in a few hours.

Because there are no added sweeteners, it's important to use very ripe, naturally sweet fruit. If you can't find cherries and watermelon, substitute what ever looks best, like honeydew melon, organic peaches, organic strawberries, or organic blueberries.
This recipe makes 4 four-ounce pops.

1 cup pitted cherries
2 cups cubed watermelon

Add the fruit to a food processor and purée until smooth. Pour the mixture into the molds.

Freeze the pops for several hours until fully frozen.

To make removal easy, allow the pops to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before you unmold them. If you have a silicone or stainless steel popsicle mold, you can carefully run it under hot water to loosen the side before you remove the pops. If you have a plastic mold, never run it under hot water while food is inside. Allow it to sit at room temperature instead.

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