Desserts/ Recipes

Watermelon Wedgesicles

Ya’ll know it’s hot when the birds are drooping and all of the plants around your house look like they’ve got the mange. Or maybe the mangy bit is because I forgot to water them for the last 4 days. Oops! Whatever the case, it is hot outside and I do mean fry an egg on the sidewalk kind of hot! I am NOT a fan of the heat so I’m doing everything I can to combat it. Consequently, my son is currently getting his two year molars and is teething so anything cold is appealing to him. Enter, these amazing Watermelon Wedgesicles!

I love to shop produce sales and this week my local grocery store happened to be running their seedless watermelons on sale. I might have got excited and bought 2 or 3 more than I needed, but I’m not admitting to anything. So what do you do when you have a family of 3 and 7 ripe watermelons all over your kitchen counters? Well, you get creative! I sliced these pretty little melons up and made “popsicles” out of them. Turns out they were a perfect cold treat for my husband and I and an absolutely genius idea for my teething little man! He has been carrying one in each hand and noshing away on them since the day I made them.

If you have Little’s, you’re going to absolutely LOVE this idea! The best thing is that it is literally frozen fruit. No added sugar, preservatives or nasties – and you don’t even need a fancy schamncy popsicle maker for these either! These are perfect for summer pool parties or a refreshing afternoon snack. Hope ya’ll enjoy!

“Hey mom, look! A watermelon on a stick!”

I think he likes these!

 

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Watermelon Wedgesicles

In need of a perfect cold treat for your Little's? This fun, summer treat is perfect for teething babies, toddlers, and well, everyone! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Servings 1 wedge
Calories 4 kcal
Author Amy Whitfield

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 12 popsicle sticks

Instructions

  1.  Slice ends off watermelon and remove. Slice the watermelon into rounds and slice each round into fourths as you would a pie, to create 12 wedges.

    2. Using the tip of a sharp knife, cut a small square into the middle end of the rind area of the watermelon and notch the rind out slightly. 

    3. Insert the popsicle stick into the rind and gently push up so that the stick enters into the fruit area of the watermelon. Make sure about 1 1/2 inches of the stick is inserted.

    4. Place watermelon wedges onto a baking sheet and freeze overnight. Once frozen through, remove from freezer and enjoy! 

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