REAL fruit, sugar-free popsicles
- Monday, 01 August 2011
Even the 'real-fruit' popsicles often have aren't just fruit, but with added sweeteners. Again, I don't always mind the sweeteners, but popsicles are one of those things that are pretty easy to make at home if you have the time (and we don't always). But, if you do, here are some REAL fruit popsicles, that don't have a titch of any sweetener.
The trick is to use a very sweet fruit - like watermelon. That's what I used as my base for these. I started a small batch in the blender (Blendtec, but standard blender will do here) for our middle girl using mostly watermelon and also some very ripe (freckled) banana. That's it! Just blended until smooth and filled up half (3) of our popsicle molds. Then, for our older girl who loves anything berry, I blended watermelon with fresh raspberries. (Our middle girl does not like berries. Of any kind. I know. Bizarre. Believe me, I've tried 'hiding' them and trying to trick her, but she has these radar-like tastebuds that pick up on raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries. *sigh* I do hope it will pass and she will love berries when she's older.) I've rambled again (surprise)... back to the popsicles, I then poured that berry-melon mix in the remaining 3 molds...