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Friday, March 04, 2011

Watermelon popsicles for Blogging Marathon 3

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.

Notes:
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,
Kamalika ,
lla,
Padma Rekha,
Pavani,
Priya Mahadavan,
Priya Suresh,
Suma Gandlur,
Vatsala,
Veena Krishnakumar and
Priya Vaasu
This is my entry to Srivalli's Kids Delight - Restaurant Recreation hosted by Champa.

22 comments:

savitha ramesh said...

lovely popsicles and kids will surely love it.

Priya said...

Woww watermelon popsicles looks soooo cute and very refreshing..Am very glad to run again blogging marathon with u guys..

Srivalli said...

I had a mould from poppet jamal and yet to make..am planning to make duing this marathon..watermelon will surely delight my kids..:)

jayasree said...

Hey I too have a similar mould from BB. Nice addition of curd to the fruit puree.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Yummy..

notyet100 said...

nice theme for the marathon,..popsicles look yum,.

ila said...

Nice popsicles for ur theme :) looks absolutely delicious and wonderful :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..and very pretty too

Now Serving said...

Makes me wish for summer and we are slowly trying to push Spring into out lives :(! SOON... :) and nice post, Jayashri! Using Watermelon is a gr8 idea

Harini said...

Shall surely try them out this summer!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Cute little popsicles.. Love the pink color..

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Neenu Praveen said...

very yummy..hapy to follow u..

Divya Vikram said...

That looks so professionally made. Glad to run the marathon with you!

Sanctified Spaces said...

Nice recipe.Thanx for letting me know about the mould recipe.

veena krishnakumar said...

That looks so cute and thank you so much for the note on the mould. I am off to big bazaar....i will let srivalli know that i will volunteer to try this too:-)

PJ said...

Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow love that 2 colors looks beautiful..

Suma Gandlur said...

They sure are refreshing on a hot summer day.

lata raja said...

Wow, wow! good to see these home made popsicles. One the biggest advantage is using ingredients you cound be confident about letting our children eat!

PriyaVaasu said...

Cute n yummy Popsicles!!!!!

Smita said...

lovely pospsicles... specially when summers are approaching !!

Archana Vivek said...

wow this looks awesome