Kids in the Kitchen: Watermelon Pops

watermelon pops finalWe had such a great time making and eating these cute pops.  The key to making layered pops is time and patience.  We took our time and made this a two day project.

DSC_0661Begin by mixing (1) 3 oz. package of strawberry Jell-O, 1 cup boiling water, and enough ice to 1/2 a cup of cold water to equal 3/4 cups, and 1/3 cup sugar.

DSC_0665Add chocolate chips for seeds.

DSC_0666Beat 4 oz. cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar.  Then, mix in 1 1/2 cups cool whip.

DSC_0667Put the mixture in a zip lock bag.  Cut the tip off one corner and carefully pipe the mixture over the strawberry layer.

DSC_0668Insert the pop-sickle sticks.

DSC_0669Once the white layer is frozen solid add the green layer.  I would highly recommend making the green jello-o and letting it sit in the refrigerator so that it is chilly before pouring it over the white layer.  If the white layer is not completely frozen or the green layer is too warm the whip cream mixture will float to the top.  You make the green layer the same way you made the red layer except you use lime Jell-O. Mix (1) 3 oz. package of lime Jell-O, 1 cup boiling water, and enough ice to 1/2 a cup of cold water to equal 3/4 cups, and 1/3 cup sugar.