Melon Berry Popsicles

by Suzanne on June 15, 2012

in Appetizers and Snacks, Sweet Things

After working all day outside my husband loves to come home to an ice cold house and drink an ice cold fruit smoothie. All year round you’ll find us with blankets and socks on in the house, my kids complain but I’m used to it by now and actually prefer it to stay cold year round too. If you want to get warm then walk outside and melt in the high 90-100 heat and humidity of the South.

So on an ordinary hot humid day I offered to make my husband a smoothie. I had some really ripe honeydew that needed to be eaten because it was too ripe but perfect for a smoothie. I tossed it in the blender with some strawberries and some yogurt and it was really good. I had a little taste but gave most of it to my husband, then I went on to make another smoothie using the remainder of the melon and berries. Because it was late at night and I really didn’t need a smoothie I got the idea to freeze this yummy smoothie into popsicles. I love ice cream but I love healthy popsicles just as much and don’t feel near the gulit upon consuming 1 or 2. The honeydew gave these pops a nice melon taste that we normally don’t get to enjoy year round. If you make these I think you could substitute cantaloupe in place of honeydew although I haven’t tried it that way but I’m sure it would be just as tasty. My popsicle molds are about 4 oz. each and this recipe made 8 pops, if you have left overs you could always drink the left overs.

Melon Berry Popsicles

1 cup honeydew chopped
1 cup sliced strawberries fresh or frozen
1/3 cup Greek style plain unsweetened yogurt
1/3 cup water
2 T. agave syrup

Directions:
Step 1: measure the water and yogurt and put into the blender. Then measure the chopped fruit and put in blender. Turn on to blend well. Taste for sweetness and then add the 2 T. of agave syrup in.
Step 2: Pour into molds and put sticks in. For a how to tutorial check out my strawberry pops.


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1 Amy (Savory Moments) June 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Mmmmm. These look very refreshing and yummy! Perfect for a hot summer day. I definitely need to get myself popsicle molds!

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2 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

thanks Row, yes yo do, but you can use freezer paper rolled into a cone too, I just saw that out there.

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3 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers June 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

You did right in popping them in the popsicle molds and freezing them. They look so refreshing.

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4 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Great idea to turn a smoothie base into a refreshing popsicle. Wish I had one right now!

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5 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

that’s the best thing about it you can eat them for breakfast and not even feel guilty :)

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6 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings June 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm

honeydew and strawberrie – now that’s a refreshing combo I haven’t tried before. I’ve been missing out!! have to try these frozen treats soon!

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7 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

oh you will love it Jen.

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8 Vicki Bensinger June 16, 2012 at 12:24 am

These sound delicious and look wonderful. I love the ingredients frozen or not. Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

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9 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

your welcome thanks for stopping by :)

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10 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction June 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

Delicious! Great idea to freeze your smoothie!

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11 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

thanks Jess :)

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12 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) June 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

Suzanne, what a great idea to freeze your smoothie into popsicles. Melons are among my favorite summer treats–will follow your lead and make this. :)

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13 Suzanne June 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

Thanks Jean!

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14 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) June 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

What a perfect thing to eat today – it is close to 100 degrees where I live. What a smart idea to freeze a smooth into a popsicle. I have that same napkins and love how it makes the color pop on your popsicles. Have a great weekend.

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15 Choc Chip Uru June 17, 2012 at 1:19 am

These look so refreshing yet ridiculously healthy :D
Yum!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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16 Liren June 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

If we ever have leftovers from our smoothies, I’ll have to make these pops! Smart, and perfect for a hot day like today!!!

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17 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} June 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

refreshing and yummy. great idea to turn smoothie into popsicle. irresistible!

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18 Nami | Just One Cookbook June 18, 2012 at 2:26 am

Arrrhhh! These popsicles look SO DELICIOUS! Melon and Strawberries? That’s a new combination to me. I need to make ice pops soon! Humid hot summer reminds me of summer in Japan. It’s so dry here (and cool) that I forget the crazy cravings for cold treat. But I can eat this all year around… :-)

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19 Liz June 18, 2012 at 6:16 am

My kids would love these beauties…this would be a great 4th of July treat!

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20 Suzanne June 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

awe thank you!

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21 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

What a great popsicle! I am sure the Greek yogurt leaves them creamy and the perfect frozen treat!

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22 Suzanne June 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

The greek yogurt does give these a nice creamy texture that I love.

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23 Patty June 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Oh I like this idea for a home for leftover smoothies, I sure hope you get some relief from the heat!

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24 Magic of Spice July 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

These are just such a fun flavor combination…perfect for summer!

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25 Terra September 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Where did you get your molds, I love it

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26 Suzanne September 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Thanks Terra, my mom got them for me years ago but I bought some at Marshall’s one time in the kitchen ware dept.

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