If you are looking for a fun but healthy treat for summer then these honeydew popsicles with blueberries are just the thing! They have a natural sweetness from the fruit and a hint more with optional maple syrup. A fun vegan, gluten-free and low histamine snack for the hotter weather.
Popsicles are a staple of my summer, as a tasty dairy-free alternative to ice-cream. My peaches and cream popsicles are such a fun treat and there is always a store in my freezer.
For a juice-based popsicle, my apple juice popsicles are so tasty and only require three ingredients!
These honeydew popsicles are so sweet and delicious, and the pops of blueberries add a nice fun touch. Super easy to make and healthy too!
Why you'll love these popsicles
- Full of fruit. So much sweet fruit, and no other ingredients if you omit the maple syrup, mean these are a healthy treat.
- Easy to store. Keep a batch in the freezer for when a sweet craving strikes!
- Easy to make. A very simple recipe and kids may like to help make them too.
- Dairy-free. If you are looking for an ice-cream alternative, these are just the thing!
This is a two or three ingredient recipe, and couldn't be more simple!
- Melon: I use honeydew melon, but you can easily use the type you love the best or have to hand. All are delicious!
- Blueberries: this is the fun bit and I think kids will love it - simply press blueberries into the popsicles as they freeze so you get little pops of frozen fruit dispersed through them.
- Maple syrup: this is optional and adds a touch more sweetness. If you are happy with the fruity sweetness then simply leave out. I usually use Clarks maple syrup.
Which melon to use?
There are so many types of melon, and all are delicious. I tend to use either honeydew melon (which is what I used in these pictures) or cantaloupe melon. Both are easy to get in the store where I am.
Variations on ingredients
As well as using the type of melon you prefer, you can also swap out the blueberries for other fruit. Cherries would be lovely, just make sure you stone them first!
- a Nutri-Bullet (which I use) or a blender.
- popsicle molds.
Step by step instructions
Making your own honeydew popsicles is so simple, and definitely a lot more healthy than most store-bought ones!
It's a three step process:
- The first step is to blend the melon, together with the maple syrup, if using. It will only need to have a few seconds of pulse blending as melon has such a high water content and will turn into a thick liquid very quickly.
- Then pour the melon mixture into your popsicle molds. You may want to use a jug to avoid spills! Place in the freezer.
- After about 45 minutes, take the molds out and give the mixture a stir. Then use a spoon to press blueberries into the mold so they are dotted through the popsicle. Return to the freezer for at least six hours to fully freeze.
Recipe tips and notes
- Pick a ripe melon. You need a ripe melon as it will have the sweetness that is perfect for popsicles. Underripe won't have the same flavour.
- The maple syrup is optional. Melon is quite sweet as it is, so you don't need to add more sweetener unless you have a sweet tooth!
- Don't be tempted to eat too soon! The popsicles need at least six hours to freeze solid.
More fun icy sweet treats
There are lots of fun treats that are perfect for a hot summer's day in my low histamine sweet treats ebook, including blueberry and pomegranate coconut popsicles, blackberry sorbet and mango 'nice cream'!
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- Popsicle molds
- 4 cups honeydew melon cut into large pieces
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup optional
- Blend the melon in a food processor or blender, adding the optional maple syrup if you like it sweeter.
- Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and place in the freezer. After about 45 minutes stir the melon mixture in the molds and then use a spoon to press blueberries into the popsicle. Return to the freezer for at least 6 hours to fully freeze.
- Pick a ripe melon so you have lots of sweet flavour. Underripe won't have the same sweetness.
- Be sure to leave the popsicles to set for at least 6 hours in the freezer.
- The maple syrup is optional, and for those with a sweet tooth!
- You could swap blueberries out for stoned cherries or other fruit.
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
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