Cantaloupe Strawberry Popsicles! The "perfect consistency" ice popsicle. Every bite is the "right bite" filled with all-around sweetness with no added sugar that tastes like healthy cotton candy. 3 ingredients. It's a win, kiddie and mommy approved. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and nut-free.
Did you know that cantaloupe makes a super creamy popsicle? When blended together cantaloupe makes an uber-creamy base for any smoothie or popsicle recipe! It acts like a banana. While bananas are never overlooked in the fruit department, cantaloupe is. Use this fruit when it is in season and at its ripest, and you'll learn like I did just how wonderful melon is. The riper the fruit, the more cantaloupe tastes like cotton candy!
I have found in both desserts and smoothies that cantaloupe makes a really creamy base, and that base is super sweet. When in season and ripe this melon is wondrous.
Cantaloupe has almost 90% of water making these Cantaloupe Strawberry Popsicles super refreshing and especially important for heart health. A lower in sugar fruit that tastes high in sugar is the way to go with popsicles.
Every Summer for the last 2 ½ years my nephew has requested we make these popsicles. This recipe has been a long time coming! I chose the cantaloupe, he chose the strawberries. A win in flavor town.
Cantaloupe is a colorful fruit providing that orange-like color to you and your skin offering large amounts of:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Beta Carotene
One of the times we made the popsicles he wouldn't even wait for them to freeze and kept opening the freezer and taking spoonfuls out. I kept thinking "dude that defeats the purpose, it's meant to be a popsicle", but it didn't matter is what I thought. He was filled with joy eating a creation he had a hand in making.
Another time I brought cantaloupe and my nephew strongly explained that he didn't like cantaloupe, and I said but buddy we had cantaloupe in your favorite popsicles that we made last Summer, remember? From then on after popsicle tasting, of course, he ran around the house telling everyone he now loves cantaloupe. I love that! He's learning about flavors.
These popsicles taste like cotton candy! And it's the cantaloupe. As I mentioned, the riper the better, then paired with strawberries is a divine mother nature fruitful combination. While I am more team chocolate than team sorbet, one lick and I was sold. Therefore I'm now team sorbet, and in one short week, those popsicles were finished.
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Cantaloupe Strawberry Popsicles
- popsicle mold
- 1 ⅛ cup cantaloupe packed
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 2-3 drops liquid stevia I like Nu Naturals
- ½ cup water filtered, or spring
- Blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and tap the mold on the counter to even out the fruit mixture. Add the cover. Insert the sticks.
- Put in the freezer for at least 5 hours, or overnight.
- Once ready run popsicle mold under water to loosen popsicles.
- Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Not a sorbet girlie? Need a creamy popsicle? Something with chocolate maybe?
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