Popsicles are the perfect summertime snack. Like Coconut Ice Lollies, this icy treat is low in carbs and very low in calories. All you need is just a few ingredients: melons, lime and your favorite sweetener.
Nutritional values (per serving):
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Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (88.8%), protein (7.3%), fat (3.9%)
Ingredients (makes 8 servings):
Note: You can add 1 tsp xanthan gum or 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (paleo option). This will prevent the pops from getting hard as rock and will make them get smoother. Make sure you add extra carbs (if arrowroot powder is used). When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
- Dice the watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe melon.
- Blend each melon in a separate bowl and squeeze 1/2 lime in of them. Add stevia to taste (5-10 drops in each bowl).
- Start pouring the first layer into the pop molds. Distribute evenly and place in the freezer for about an hour just enough to get a thin layer of ice crust.
Note: If you pour all the layers on top of each other at once, they will blend together. A hour in the freezer is enough to prevent mixing.
- Add the second layer and place in the freezer for another hour.
Finally, add the last layer, insert wooden sticks if your molds don't come with sticks or build-in handles and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Remove pops from the molds just before serving and enjoy! :-)
If you prefer something easier and ready in half the time, just fill each pop mould with a single melon mixture. Keep in mind this will slightly affect the net carbs content as honeydew melon has slightly more carbs than watermelon or cantaloupe. You can also try popsicles with galia melon which has less carbs. Here is the net carbs content per 100 g / 3.5 oz:
- watermelon: 7.2 g
- honeydew: 8.3 g
- cantaloupe: 7.3 g
- galia: 5.2 g
These numbers are average and the actual net carbs content also depends on how ripe the melons are.