Thursday, June 24, 2010

A new twist on popsicles......

 It's starting to scorch outside so I figure a cool treat would be a good thing! Here's some cute and delicious twists on an old favorite from Nick's Parent Connect

Frozen Watermelon Pops


  • 1 watermelon
  • Craft sticks or popsicle sticks
  • Foil
  • Cookie sheet
Cut the watermelon in half. Reserve one side for the "pop holder."

Cut thick ring slices (about ½-inch thick) of watermelon. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the watermelon slices.

Insert the craft sticks into the watermelon shapes, taking care not to poke it through.

Place on foil lined cookie sheet and freeze for a few hours.

Stick the watermelon pops in the remaining half of the watermelon to serve.

Thanks to The Hungry Housewife

Banana Split Pops

  • ⅓ cup strawberry topping
  • ½ ripe but firm banana (cut crosswise) for each pop
  • 1½ cups strawberry ice cream
  • ⅓ cup pineapple topping
  • 1½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • ⅓ cup chocolate fudge
  • 1½ cups chocolate ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 6-8 maraschino cherries
  • 6-8 paper cups
  • 6-8 popsicle sticks

Divide the strawberry topping among the paper cup molds. Stick the banana halves onto the pop sticks and place in the molds. Freeze for 1 hour.

Top with the strawberry ice cream and the pineapple topping, packing the ice cream and topping around the bananas to hide them. Freeze for 1 hour.

Top with the vanilla ice cream and the chocolate fudge. Add the chocolate ice cream. Freeze for 6 hours.

Peel off and discard the paper cups. Top each pop with whipped cream, walnuts, and a cherry. Enjoy your banana split on a stick! 

Provided by Krystina Castella
Author of Pops!
© Krystina Castella 2008 

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