Fruit Pops, Melon-sicles

Fresh Fruit “Popsicles”

Summer is a time to enjoy fresh fruit.  Whether Hawaiian pineapple, whose season ends in July, papayas, or melons, which are the true fruit of summer, fruit goes well with summer grilling.   This is a simple idea for twist on serving fresh fruit during the summer.  Insert food grade popsicle sticks into wedges of fresh fruit and serve them chilled or frozen.  Simple, healthy, and portable, this figure friendly treat is certain to be a hit with your friends and family.  Melon on a StickSimply cut your fruit into slender wedges. MelonInsert a food safe popsicle stick.Melon getting SticksThen arrange the fruit on a plate or platter for serving.Melon on a StickThese photos show melon, but this technique works well for pineapple, too.  pineapple on a stickTo add a little kick, serve your fruit wedges with a side of Tajin or Cielito seasoning and some lime wedges.    Your guests can add this to the fruit according to their individual taste.  melon-sicles sprinkled with Tajin and Lime

Once again, a bite has been taken from my subject matter before the photograph was taken.  Notice the rough edge on the cantaloupe pop, I wonder what could have happened.  Surely, Sue Chef and Baker’s Man are innocent of any wrong doing.  I must have mice.

You can also freeze these fresh fruit popsicles in a covered container until serving time to give your guests, or your children, a healthy frozen treat.    Watermelon wedges work particularly well as a frozen treat.

Here are the printable instructions.

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Fresh Fruit Pops or Fruit-sicles
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
Inserting popsicle sticks in melon wedges makes the perfect portable food for summer barbecues. Freezing wedges of watermelon, or other fruit, makes the perfect healthy popsicle for kids and adults alike.
Ingredients
  • ½ small watermelon cut into 1½ inch X 4-6 inch wedges
  • ½ cantaloupe, cut into 1½ inch X 4-6 inch wedges
  • 1 pineapple, cut into 1½ inch X 4-6 inch wedges
  • Food grade popsicle sticks
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Chile Seasoning (Tajin, Cielito, or Chile and Limon) to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Once fruit is cut, insert a popsicle stick half way into one end of the fruit.
  2. Arrange fruit on a platter and serve with optional lime wedges and chile seasoning on the side.
  3. Optional: Freeze some of the fruit wedges and serve them as frozen treats. Watermelon works well as a frozen treat.

Watermelon-sicle

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving without lime juice and chile seasoning
Calories 23
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.1g
0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 5.7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g
0%
Sugars 4.7g
Protein 0.5g
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%

Cantaloupe-sicle

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving without lime or chile seasoning

Calories 27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 12mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 6.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g
3%
Sugars 6.1g
Protein 0.7g
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%

Pineapple-sicle

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving without lime juice or chile seasoning
Calories 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.1g
undefined%
Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 10.8g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
5%
Sugars 8.1g
Protein 0.4g
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%

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