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Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

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  • Prep 25 mins
  • Freeze 5 hrs to 6 hrs
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 17

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitutes* equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 8 5 - ounces paper cups
  • 8 wooden frozen dessert sticks
  • 8 kiwifruit, peeled and cut up

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. In a blender, combine watermelon cubes and 1 tablespoon of the sugar-water mixture. Cover and blend until very smooth. Divide mixture among paper cups. Cover tops with foil. Cut a slit in the center of the foil on each cup; insert a wooden stick in each slit. Place cups on a small baking sheet. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until thick and slushy.
  2. In a blender, combine kiwifruit and the remaining sugar-water mixture. Cover and blend until very smooth. Remove foil from paper cups. Pour kiwi mixture evenly over watermelon layer in cups. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid.
  3. To serve, peel away the paper cups. Makes 8 pops.

Tip

  • *Sugar Substitutes: Choose from Splenda® granular, Equal® Spoonful or packets, or Sweet'N Low® bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • *Sugar Substitutes: PER POP WITH SUBSTITUTE: same as above, except 59 cal., 14 g carb.

Variation

  • Pineapple-Blueberry Pops: Prepare as directed, except substitute 2 cups cut-up fresh pineapple for the watermelon and 2 cups fresh blueberries for the kiwifruit.
  • Pineapple-Blueberry Pops: Nutrition Facts per pop: 52 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat). 0 mg chol., 1 mg sodium, 13 g carb., 1 g dietary fiber, 0 g protein.
  • Pineapple-Blueberry Pops: Daily Values: 1 percent vit. A, 37 percent vit. C, 1 percent calcium, 1 percent iron.
  • Pineapple-Blueberry Pops: Exchanges: 1 Fruit
  • Pineapple-Blueberry Pops: Carb Choices: 1
  • Pineapple-Blueberry Pops: PER POP WITH SUBSTITUTE: same as above, except 42 cal., 11 g carb.

Variation

  • Mango-Raspberry Pops: Prepare as directed, except substitute 2 cups cut-up fresh mango for the watermelon and 2 cups fresh raspberries for the kiwifruit. (If desired, after blending raspberry mixture, pass through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds.)
  • Mango-Raspberry Pops: Nutrition Facts per pop: 55 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat). 0 mg chol., 1 mg sodium, 14 g carb., 3 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein.
  • Mango-Raspberry Pops: Daily Values: 7 percent vit. A, 32 percent vit. C, 1 percent calcium, 1 percent iron.
  • Mango-Raspberry Pops: Exchanges: 1 Fruit
  • Mango-Raspberry Pops: Carb Choices: 1
  • Mango-Raspberry Pops: PER POP WITH SUBSTITUTE: same as above, except 44 cal., 11 g carb.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

PER SERVING: 70 cal., 3 mg sodium, 17 g carb. (2 g fiber, 12 g sugars), 1 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fruit (d.e): 1