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This summer has been so hot, and sometimes you just need an easy summer snack to help cool off. I’m a sucker for a tasty popsicle, and since I’m trying to make healthier choices, making them homemade is a great way cool off and enjoy. I really like this recipe for ginger cantaloupe popsicles, courtesy of Terra’s Kitchen.
It’s a healthy, guilt-free snack that helps me easily get some of my fruit servings in for the day.
Homemade Ginger Cantaloupe Popsicles
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While I think my diet has a tremendous amount of room for improvement, it’s easier to make healthy changes when you have yummy recipes that don’t require a lot of effort or expense and they are good for you.
I like the versatility of this recipe because you can easily add other fruits to mix up the flavors. Adding in the strawberry slices to this recipe really kicks it up a notch!
Ginger Cantaloupe Popsicles Recipe
- Serves: 6
- Serving size: 1
- Calories: 74
- Fat: 3.5 g
- Saturated fat: 0.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 10.7 g
- Sugar: 10.1 g
- Sodium: 189 mg
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 0.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0
- 3 slices fresh ginger
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ½ cup of water
- 1 ripe cantaloupe
- Sliced Strawberries (optional)
- Popsicle molds
- In your small sauce pan, add water and sugar over medium heat. You want to cook this just until the sugar has melted. Then remove the sugar water from the heat and add the ginger. Set this aside until cooled. (You will remove the ginger when you are ready to use it.)
- Cut your cantaloupe in half and remove the seeds. Spoon the cantaloupe flesh into a blender. Then blend it until it's smooth.
- Add a little bit of the ginger syrup to the blended cantaloupe to taste. You may save the remaining ginger syrup for another use.
- Pour your mixture into popsicle molds and let them freeze overnight.
- For another variation, add a few sliced strawberries into the popsicle molds before freezing.
If you don’t have some popsicle molds, you can find them on amazon. I really like this set because it comes with a drip tray and a funnel to make it easier to keep things clean. They are just a bit easier to use and you don’t need popsicle sticks.
You can also make these with popsicle bags too!
However you make them, they are yummy for your tummy!
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