When the weather starts to heat up and your kids are tired from playing outside, it's so easy to reach for sugary freeze pops to help them cool down.
Most of us wouldn't think to chop up a watermelon and hand it out as a snack. We tend to think that carving one into slices is a lot of hard, messy work. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Spoon Fork Heart shows that with a little know-how and the right equipment you can make a healthy and refreshing snack in no time.
For a little extra chill, toss your popsicles in the freezer after you slice them up.
- A watermelon
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
- Popsicles sticks (optional)
To make watermelon popsicles:
- Place the melon on your cutting board, Using a sharp knife, cut the melon into halves, then quarters and eights.
- To make sure everyone gets the sweet part of the lemon, lay your eights on the cutting board rind-side down. Chop it in half, then cut the halves into small slim triangles.
- Use the rind to hold your piece, or gently press your popsicle stick through the rind.
To remove the rind easily:
- If you hate the tough outside part of the melon, chop it into eights, put the eighth on your cutting board rind-side down and slide the knife between the fruit and rind from both sides, working towards the middle.
- From the top, cut slim triangles into the watermelon down to the rind.
- You should be able to slide the pieces apart with your fingers. You can also slide a popsicle stick in to keep your fingers clean.
To make a watermelon porcupine that's easy to share for a party, watch the video below!
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