What’s more refreshing than watermelon? Watermelon popsicles! These healthy, 2-ingredient meals are perfect for hot summer days.
These watermelon popsicles are the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Ice cold, fruity, and refreshing, they’ll cool you down and quench your thirst at the same time. They’re also healthy(!) and super easy to make(!), because this watermelon popsicle recipe calls for two simple ingredients: watermelon and lime juice. That’s right! No added sugar, no added coloring, nothing added anything here. Only fresh fruit!
How to Make Watermelon Popsicles
This watermelon popsicle recipe couldn’t be easier to make! You will need two simple ingredients:
- Fresh watermelon – I called for 6 cups cubed, from about 1 medium melon. Not sure how to chop it? See my guide to how to cut a watermelon!
- Lime juice – Its bright flavor adds a delicious kick to these popsicles! Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor. Fresh lemon juice also works.
FAQ: How do I choose a good watermelon?
- Look for a melon that is heavy for its size.
- See “field spot.” This white or yellow area is where the watermelon came into contact with the soil as it grew. A darker area indicates a ripe melon. Choose a melon whose spot is yellow or cream-colored, not pale white.
- Knock! A ripe melon will make a hollow sound.
Place the watermelon and lime juice in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
Pour the watermelon mixture into the popsicle molds, leaving 1/2 inch of space for expansion at the top. Cover, and add popsicle sticks if your molds don’t have them.
Finally, freeze the popsicles until they are set, 4 hours or overnight.
Yes, it is Easy to make these homemade watermelon popsicles!
Our family loves this recipe as written, but by all means, feel free to change it up!
- Use a combination of fruits. Part watermelon and part strawberries would be great.
- Or use another fruit. I’m trying the mango popsicles next!
- Add herbs. Fresh basil or mint leaves will make these ice pops even more refreshing.
- Make them creamy. Mix some whole milk Greek yogurt or coconut milk into the watermelon puree.
- They are sweet. To make these homemade popsicles even sweeter, add your desired sweetener, such as honey, maple syrup, or cane sugar, to taste.
Let me know what variations you try!
Best Watermelon Popsicles Tips
- Take the children. These easy watermelon popsicles aren’t just fun for kids to eat—they can help make them, too! Make them stop and start the blender, or let them add popsicle sticks to the molds. My son and I love making this recipe together!
- Use seedless watermelon. That way, you can add the watermelon straight to the blender after you chop it. If your watermelon has seeds, do your best to remove them from the melon before juicing—they add bitterness to the watermelon mixture.
- Leave room for the popsicles to grow. Liquid expands in the freezer, so be sure not to fill your popsicle molds to the top. I leave 1/2 inch at the top of mine to give the popsicle watermelons room to grow.
- They ate for 3 months. If your family is anything like ours, these watermelon popsicles will go down like a flash. But if you happen to have some hanging around, they keep for a few weeks in the freezer. Aim to marinate them within 3 months for the best flavor.
More Favorite Summer Treats
If you love these watermelon popsicles, try one of these fun summer treats next:
We love making these 2-ingredient watermelon popsicles all summer long! The perfect meal for a hot day, they’re icy, fruity, and refreshing. Vegan and gluten-free.
- 6 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 spoon fresh lime juice
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In a blender, put the watermelon and lime juice. Blend until completely smooth, then pour into popsicle molds, leaving ½ inch at the top for expansion.
Cover and add popsicle sticks if needed. Freeze until set, 4 hours or overnight.
Makes about 8 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds