Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Watermelon Ice

4 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 25 Comments

I came up with this idea last year when I was craving a sweet treat but didn’t have anything on hand. This kind of snack is the best because I truly believe…

1.) It’s utterly more satisfying when you make something yourself.
2.) Waiting for that snacks makes it all the more satisfying in the end.

I’m typing this up, licking my lips in anticipation of my night time snack. Now when I say waiting, I mean waiting about an hour and that’s a long time to wait for snack, especially a single serving of a snack. But it’s worth it, in that hour I could have raided my pantry and regretted chowing down a bag of chips or one of the husbands chocolate cupcakes. Instead I got up every 20 minutes and stirred my bowl of watermelon ice sneaking taste during the freezing process. Watermelon Ice

And now I’m enjoying my snack before bed and I can feel good about my choice. No regrets here!

  • 1 cup (152g) of cubed watermelon
  • 1 container of light yogurt the 4-8oz non-fat flavored kind (I used strawberry)

Place the watermelon and yogurt in the blender. Puree.

Pour the mixture in a bowl and place in the freezer for an hour to an hour and half. Stir it about every 20 minutes to help it freeze uniformly or the edges will freeze solid and the center will still be liquid.

Enjoy!

The nutritional info will vary based on the brand of yogurt you choose.

Update: If you do accidentally freeze it totally, it takes a long time to defrost. I think I had it one the counter for two hours before soften enough to eat!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
146 0g 1g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
23g 0g 31g 7g

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    Allison

    May 28, 2008

    Very cool idea. It's kinda of like a granita. I have such a terrible sweet tooth and I've been thinking about doing a chocolate sorbet/granita to satisfy it (and my very rare craving for chocolate) for low points. I am wondering if Splenda will act the same way regular sugar would, though. Guess I can only experiment this weekend and find out! Reply

    Michelle

    May 28, 2008

    OMG! I'm sitting here drooling just looking at your picture of this. Have you tried it with other fruits? I'm in love with blueberries and always on the lookout to try new recipes with them. Thanks! Michelle Reply

    Dani

    May 29, 2008

    I love this idea. Do you think it would work with other fruits as well?? Hmmmm, I may have to do a little experimenting, although watermelon does sound pretty dang good! Reply

    kyree90

    May 29, 2008

    This looks delicious. I think I'm going to have to try it soon. Reply

    roni

    May 29, 2008

    Thanks guys!! Michelle - Hmmmm Blueberries. Not sure it will work out the same as the watermelon has so much water in it. But hey! It doesn't hurt to try!!! :~) Dani - Not sure as the watermelon has the most water, but I'm not against trying a few others. I'll let you know how they come out of course! ;~P Reply

    Robyn

    May 29, 2008

    Long time reader, first time commenter ;) hehehe Sound delicious! I love your recipes! They have been great to try while on my diet. Just one question with this recipe: When you say "1 container of flavored light yogurt" how big of a container? Thanks! Reply

    roni

    May 29, 2008

    Hi Robyn! The 4-8oz ounce kind. Like the single serves of Dannon or Yoplait. I've used a 4 oz and an 8 ounces (different brands have different sizes and I buy whats on sale) both came out yummy! Hope that helps, thanks for breaking your silence~ ;~P -Roni Reply

    Deanna

    May 29, 2008

    I seriously can not wait to make this!! The 4-year old will love it too!! Thanks for all the great recipes... When are you going to write/publish a cook book? Deanna Reply

    Holly

    May 29, 2008

    I made a double batch, YUM! Takes longer to freeze, so next time I will put it into two smaller bowls. But well worth the wait. I used strawberry 2 pt yogurt as well. Thanks Roni! -Holly Reply

    roni

    May 30, 2008

    Holly - Glad you liked it! Yeah a double batch would take longer. Also, I forgot to mention if you let it freeze completely it will take FOREVER to defrost. It becomes a solid piece of ice! lol -Roni Reply

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    May 30, 2008

    Roni, I've been wondering what to do with the other half of watermelon in the outside fridge. Now I know. Can't wait to get home. Thanks Sue Reply

    Sue

    May 30, 2008

    I can't believe how delicious this looks and sounds for being so simple! YUM! Reply

    Deborah

    May 31, 2008

    This is a brilliant idea! I must try this! Your blog is amazing, and congrats on being featured on this weeks FFF! Reply

    Britt

    June 1, 2008

    I did try it today ... Yum! But since it had 3 Points, I only ate half. Wish I'd seen your comment about freezing solid before I left it in the freezer overnight. Reply

    kyree90

    June 1, 2008

    Here:) http://www.leftoverqueen.com/2008/05/30/finest-foodies-friday-may-30-2008/ Reply

    Britt

    June 4, 2008

    Girl! You need to publish your own cookbook! :) Reply

    Hope @ Weighting Line

    June 8, 2008

    Totally lame question but I need to know because I want to make it. What size container yogurt do you use? A large 32oz or a single serving 8oz? Thanks! Reply

    swizzlepop

    June 9, 2008

    Swizzle, I've used the 4, 6, and 8oz of flavored yogurts like Danon, Breyers, etc. They all worked! Hope that helps! Reply

    roni

    June 10, 2008

    I made this last night!!! I used fat-free 6 ounce Raspberry, but I got fruit on the bottom yogurt by accident - wouldn't get it again. Oh MY goodness, LOVED IT!!! and my Toddler helped, that was awesome too. It was definitly satisfying to make and than eat, just like you said. Next time I will do it earlier because it took a long time to freeze. I also had some this morning as breakfast - hey it's fruit and yogurt!!! Can't beat that with a bat!! I CAN NOT wait for your cookbook. It will be in print form right??? Going shopping today to make some more of your recipes, you are making my transition to cooking healthy easier. I started the weight loss with cutting back, and exercising and NOW I have to incorporate better, clean foods -you are making it easy for me!! Thanks!! Sorry this is so long ! : ) Dee Reply

    Deanna

    June 10, 2008

    Looks amazing. Two ingredients makes it nice an easy for anyone to do it. I will be making it this week for sure. Thanks for the great recipe Reply

    Jared

    June 21, 2008

    Just wondering, would this work in an ice cream maker? Reply

    rebecca

    June 21, 2008

    Rebecca - Not sure! I made it this way as I don't have one. If you are feeling adventurous, try it and let us know! :~) -Roni Reply

    roni

    December 12, 2009

    your website is wonderful. I have 12 weeks I am preparing to lose all those pound I will be gaining during my pregnancy...THANK YOU LOTS!!! this is MY FAVORITE!! YUMMY :) Reply

    MERITH

    April 16, 2010

    Yummy!!! I was licking my lips while reading it. My mom and sis said that itwas delicious and my friends loved it. Reply