Summer seems to be already gone in Germany but my children would still like to eat ice cream every day. I don’t really get that, I never feel like eating ice cream when my hands are stone cold and I am wearing a thick sweater, but… officially it is summer, so I cannot say no to ice cream all the time.
I decided to make some popsicles the other day after having some really heavy store-bought vanilla ice cream, which I didn’t really like. I remembered the freshness of fruit popsicles and found it was time to dust the popsicle moulds and make some again. I used what I had in the fridge: a very thick slice of watermelon, a small pot of fruit yogurt (peach), sour cream and a soft banana that nobody would eat anymore. The result was great, so good that I quickly wrote down the recipe afraid that I would forget it.
The amounts of sugar and honey are quite optional, you can take more or less, depending on how sweet you like things and on how sweet your banana is. Same with the lemon juice, take more or less according to your taste.
Serves: 10-12 popsicles
- ¼ of a large watermelon
- 1 very ripe banana
- 200 g/ 7 oz sour cream
- 150 g/ 2.3 oz fruit or vanilla yogurt
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- juice of 1 lemon
- vanilla extract to taste
- Remove the peel of the watermelon. Place in the blender together with the rest of the ingredients and blend until very smooth.
- Add more sugar/honey or lemon juice according to your taste.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle moulds and freeze.