We are facing a flu out break here in the Maldives, Swine Flu to be exact. So I think these water melon ice pops will be perfect for both who are healthy and for the ones battling the flu. I know its cold but with no appetite, and getting fluids into kids will be difficult when sick. A fresh water melon ice pop just might help and I hope it helps.
This was my first ice pop I made, long time ago ,when my little guy was small and battling eczema. I made him these to cool him down as it can get really hot even in Malaysia in those days.
I recently discovered this DIY method of making ice pops without the mold. All you need are these!! These kind of lined muffin cases are stronger and comes lined in such a way that the ice pop doesn't stick to the paper as it would in a regular paper case. Once it freezes, all you need to do is peel off the paper ( just don't throw it all over the place though, but into the bin😜).
Recipe: Watermelon pops
550g watermelon , cubes
5-6 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup water
6 lined muffin cases
6 wooden craft sticks
6 slices of limes ( optional)
Remove the seeds of the watermelon and pop into the blender , along with the sugar and water. Blend till pureed.
Pour into 6 muffin cases, let it freeze for an hour before popping a craft stick ( wash before using)
Now in case you might forget that you have icepops in the fridge and forget to add the stick I found this really neat idea here on pinterest by making a small cut in the middle of the lime slices and sticking in the wooden stick through the lime and placing it over the watermelon mix. This way the icepop stick will be in place.