Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

I love popsicles. I probably love ice cream just a bit more, but popsicles come in a close second.  Just to get a little more cold weather humor into my posts this spring, I probably could have frozen these outside this week. The saddest part is, I’m really not joking. When is it going to warm up around here?

I continue to pretend spring is here by surrounding myself with food and fun that screams WARM WEATHER, but in reality, snow is still projected in the upcoming forecast. Holidays are truly what keep me going. So for Cinco de Mayo I’ve whipped up some Agua Fresca Paletas! Otherwise known as Fresh Water Popsicles.

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

Agua Fresca is usually a drink made with fresh fruit and water. I decided to turn my Agua Fresca into popsicles using two of my favorite summer fruits: strawberries and watermelon and created these Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles!

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

Here’s where I need to brace myself. I cringe sharing these pictures below with you. Please forgive me for the horrible indoor lighting.

Because I work full time in addition to blogging, a lot of my work is done at night. I made the popsicles in the evening after work so I could freeze them overnight and shoot my photos the next day. If anything, this can be a lesson of what not to do when shooting food. Some things are just inevitable however, and for this, I apologize.

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

Agua Fresca is really very good for you. I have been guilty of adding maybe a tad bit more sugar than what’s needed, but hey, that’s just me. If the fruit is ripe enough and sweet enough, you may be able to go au natural, without having to add any sugar at all.

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

I found these fun popsicle molds on Amazon.com. I would have loved to use regular popsicle sticks rather than the plastic ones but I’ll let you know in a minute why I chose to go the plastic route.

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

Since I’ve already shared my bitter feelings about the weather, has spring sprung at your house? When I was making these popsicles I kept thinking about how nice it would be to be able to sit outside on the deck with the family and enjoy them when they were ready. Winter can’t last forever. At least that’s what they say. As soon as things warm up around here, you can be sure I’ll be making more of these.

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

There are so many other flavors you could experiment with. For some reason I’m just drawn to red foods. Is that weird? Oh, before I leave you with the recipe, I told you I was going to let you know why I opted to freeze the pops using the plastic sticks rather than wooden popsicle sticks of my own. Here she is. The fact that she’s standing in the living room is reason enough to be thankful for those little green catch trays at the bottom of each pop. Whomever created these molds undoubtedly has children of their own. Enjoy!

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles

Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca Popsicles
 
 
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces strawberries, stems removed (about a pint)
  • 2 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • 4-5 Tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until well pureed. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze over night.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 393 Fat: 1g Unsaturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 100g Sugar: 87g Sodium: 7mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 4g

Comments

  1. My hubby will love these. Have to find some pop forms. Thanks for sharing and I am pinning this recipe.

  2. Oh wow, these look just amazing! I feel like running to the store for some watermelon right now so I can make these. 🙂 I think I may try adding some blueberries since we have so many in the freezer right now. Besides, who doesn’t love a purple popsicle? 🙂

  3. Absolute perfection! I can’t wait to taste them!

  4. I LOVE agua fresca, and these look so fresh and perfect for summer. Adding to my “summer of fun” to-do list and to my “Pop-Pop-Popsicles” pinboard. 🙂

  5. These look sooo good! and I love the molds. Thank you for sharing them with us! Pinned to the party board. 🙂

  6. These would be a great addition to our Summer Fun Board!

    Pinning!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

  7. These look so good! It’s just about summer here, so I my kids would love these now. 🙂

  8. with summer on the horizon these are a sweet idea for our kiddo’s!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Tell it To Me Tuesday! We hope to see you linking up with us again next week!

  9. These popsicles look like a wonderful way to cool off. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  10. Stopping by from SNF. I love this aqua fresca recipe, love the combo of strawberries & watermelon. I’ve been dying to try aqua fresca (I’ve never had it…) and have been pinning a bunch of recipes. Love that your version has so little sugar – most I have seen have AT LEAST 1/2 cup sugar. Yikes! Also love the natural popsicles. I just bought some rocket pop molds for my son for the summer. Creative way to get some fruit in. 🙂

    • Hi Scarlett, thanks for stopping by to comment! It’s so much fun to make different flavor combinations of your own homemade popsicles. It also makes you feel good to see your kids enjoying a treat you know is healthy!

  11. I am in a homemade popsicle kick right now so I can’t wait to try these! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

    • Making popsicles is so much fun! I want to try some creamy, pudding pops this summer. Thanks for the pin, Stephanie!

  12. Love these, such a delicious treat and so easy to make!

  13. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed
    surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your
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  14. Hi, Sara. Your popsicles look amazing! I pinned them last week, and now I’d love to include them in a popsicle roundup on One Creative Mommy. They look sooo good!. I’m getting it ready right now. Is that okay with you? Thanks!

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