[Note from Sylvie: This is a guest post from my friend, Louise Hendon at Paleo Flourish Magazine. She’s sharing with us this beautiful and refreshing kiwi melon ice pops recipe. Here’s Louise…]
Summer is here, which means it’s time to make ice pops and enjoy some refreshing fruits at the same time. These kiwi melon ice pops are easy to make and delicious to enjoy. You can add additional honey or maple syrup to make these sweeter or just go without added sweeteners for a fruity and slightly tart flavor. While it’s the melon that provides most of the refreshing flavor, the lime adds the slight tartness and the ginger gives it an unexpected but delightful spiciness.
To make things visual and easier to follow, I’ve taken some step-by-step photos to show you how to make these kiwi melon ice pops.
Take a small cantaloupe or honeydew melon and carefully cut it in half. (I used a galia melon, which is a hybrid of cantaloupe and honeydew.) Scoop out the seeds from the melon and scoop the melon flesh into a blender.
Squeeze some lime juice into the blender. This gives the ice pops a touch of tartness.
Slice the kiwi in half and scoop out the kiwi flesh with a spoon. Place the kiwi into the blender as well.
Add in a slice of fresh ginger (this really makes the ice pops taste good – it also adds a touch of spiciness to it).
Blend well – add in some water, coconut water, or coconut milk to help it blend. Add in some raw honey if you want to sweeten the ice pops.
Pour the mixture into the ice pop molds – check out these Toyolo BPA-free ice pop molds Sylvie has written about in the past.
Freeze for 4+ hours to ensure it sets. Then enjoy.
These ice pops are also autoimmune-friendly (AIP) as well as dairy-free and Paleo, so you can enjoy these anytime without worrying about your diet.
If you’d like to save this recipe for a hot summer day, then please pin the image below to your Pinterest board.
This recipe makes 6 ice pops.
- 1/2 small honeydew melon
- 1 kiwi
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger (1 large slice)
- 1-2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon water, coconut water, or coconut milk
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- Pour mixture into ice pop molds.
- Freeze for 4+ hours to set.