This is the third marathon that I am participating in since the beginning of this year. Though it is a lot of work and quite hectic at times, I have found that I enjoy doing this. This marathon, like the previous two, is the brainchild of Srivalli. I have chosen to feature kid friendly recipes on all seven days of this marathon. The first one that I have for you is an easy to make watermelon popsicle.
Most kids, if not all, love icecreams.....and most parents worry about letting them eat too many for various reasons ranging from they will catch a cold to high sugar content. The good thing about making this at home is that you control what goes into it, you use as little or as much sugar as you want to and there is nothing but pure fruit extract in it. Here's how you make it.
What you need:
Popsicle molds (see notes)
Watermelon - a large chunk, skinned and deseeded
Sugar - to taste
Curd - 1 tbsp
Chop the watermelon into several big pieces. Puree it along with the sugar and curd in a blender. Pour this into the popsicle molds and freeze for 6 to 8 hours or till it is well set.
While serving, run some warm water over the molds and slowly ease the popsicles out. I made six popsicles and my daughter and all her friends enjoyed them immensely.
For those of you in Chennai, popsicle molds are available in the plastics section at Big Bazaar.
Any fruit can be used in place of watermelon.
I did not strain the juice and poured it as it was into the molds. You may strain it if you choose to do so.
Do take a look at what my fellow marathoners are cooking....DivyaVikram,Harini,
Veena Krishnakumar and
This is my entry to Srivalli's Kids Delight - Restaurant Recreation hosted by Champa.