First and foremost, what are popsicles? They’re water or milk based frozen snack served on a stick. What makes them different from ice cream is that they’re just frozen at rest, and becomes a solid block of ice.
Never thought that making popsicles could be very simple and easy. I was right, it was easy. It’s the preparation that got me
Measuring how much watermelon needed was confusing. The recipe I got was from another blog, it looked easy so I decided to give that a try.
I have measuring cups at home, and used the 1 cup for the watermelon but somehow when it comes to measuring solid watermelon with 4 cups it seemed inaccurate? By that, I had to replace cups with grams instead, measuring with a digital scale. With that, we’re left with about 1003 grams of watermelons.
Here’s the tricky part. 4 cups = 1003 grams is already too much watermelon. And my blender is regular sized, what do I do with that? I just simply cut down the amount of watermelons needed to about 800 grams. That amount of watermelons already filled up my regular sized blender, and enough to make 8 popsicles. The mold was used were only 6.
In conclusion, you only need about 800 grams, depending on how many popsicles you’re making and the size of your blender could fit. But still stick to the original recipe. Do not forget to remove the seeds!
Watermelon is generally already sweet. With the amount of sugar that was put in this recipe, these watermelon popsicles are sweeter than it should be. Not to mention the orange juice, I used the Marigold 100% Orange Juice thinking that it legit had no sugars in it. But no, the front of the carton said “NO SUGAR ADDED” but the nutritional facts said otherwise. It had about 17g of sugar in the orange juice alone, imagine the sweetness with the 100g of granulated sugar and the watermelon combined.
You just need the blend all the ingredients all together and pour it into the popsicle mold. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
The taste of the popsicles were great, pretty sweet too. Definitely recommend for a hot day as it is refreshing, perfect for summer. All the best in trying out this recipe!
4 cups/1003g of watermelon, cut into cubes and seeds removed
1/2 cup/100g of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of orange juice