Frozen treats you can make at home

Cathy Pollak

Have you tried to make your own brand of Popsicles at home? It’s so easy, especially with the right mold. It takes nothing to whir some flavors up in a blender, the possibilities are endless.

Recently, I was working away at my desk and literally jumped up to make these popsicles. The idea of watermelon, coconut and lime came over me like a wave. Before I knew it, these were headed to the freezer.

I think the coconut cream I use in this recipe gives this a more “adult” taste. Coconut cream can usually be found in the ethnic section of your grocery store or as a drink mixer in the liquor aisle. I also use it to make coconut ice cream.

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Popsicles

3 1/2 cups cubed watermelon

1/2 cup coconut cream

Zest and juice of one lime

1 teaspoon chopped mint

Add all ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Submerge molds into warm water for about 20 seconds to remove the treats. Makes 8.

Per serving: 73 calories; 5 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 62 percent calories from fat); 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g sugar; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber.