Watermelon popsicles are so refreshing and easy to make. Make this easy Summer treat with just 2 ingredients.

WATERMELON POPSICLES on ice.
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WATERMELON POPSICLES

Watermelon is such a delightful treat and even better as a popsicle. This easy frozen recipe takes hardly any effort to make. It is naturally sweet and the lime really enhances the flavor. You might also like Watermelon Cookies Recipe or Watermelon Cupcakes Recipe.

Anyone can make this for a great snack to beat the heat. It is so light and absolutely refreshing.

Enjoy one of these ice pops on a hot summer day along with Blueberry Popsicles and 35 Best No Bake Summer Desserts.

How to make watermelon popsicles?

With only 2 ingredients, it is literally the simplest recipe. You just dice watermelon and combine with fresh lime juice. Blend it all together until it is smooth using a blender.

Freeze in popsicle molds and enjoy. It is just that easy.

Stop buying store bought popsicles and make this easy recipe instead. Not only will you save money but they taste better too.

Ingredients: watermelon and lime

Ingredients: 

  • Seedless Watermelon Chunks
  • Lime, Juiced 

WATERMELON POPSICLES on ice.

How to make WATERMELON POPSICLES:

  • Cut the watermelon into chunks. Add the watermelon and lime juice to the blender and blend.
  • Blend. Continue to blend this mixture until it is smooth.
  • Pour into popsicle molds. Carefully pour the mixture into the molds and add the popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze. Put the popsicle molds into the freezer for at least 4 to 6 hours. I like to freeze them overnight to make sure they are completely frozen.
WATERMELON POPSICLES on ice.
  • Serve. It helps to run warm water on the outside of the molds when you are ready to eat. This will loosen the popsicles from the molds.

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Close up photo of WATERMELON POPSICLES.

How long do homemade popsicles last in the freezer?

Homemade popsicles will last about 2 to 3 months in the freezer. Just leave them in the popsicle molds until ready to enjoy.

TIPS FOR PICKING THE PERFECT WATERMELON:

  • Try to find a yellow spot. Each watermelon normally has a spot from laying on the ground. You want to choose a watermelon with a yellow spot which means it is ripe. Don’t choose the watermelon if the spot is white.
  • Give it a thump. If it sounds hollow, it is ripe and should be sweet and juicy.
  • Look for consistent stripes. If it has a consistent stripe pattern that is dark green, it is a good indication of being ripe.
  • Try to find a dull looking watermelon. Shiny ones often mean they are not ripe
  • Round Shape. Round watermelons are typically sweeter than oval watermelons. They are also a juicy watermelon.

Variation Ideas:

  • Try other types of fruit. Substitute watermelon and use strawberries, mango, blueberries, cantaloupe or pineapple.
  • Strawberry watermelon popsicles. Combine strawberries with the fresh watermelon for a delicious flavor combination.
  • Use lemon juice. Lime is delicious but lemon juice makes a delicious substitute. Whether you are out of limes or just want to try something new, this is so tasty.
  • Creamy popsicles. Add coconut milk to the mixture to make creamy popsicles. I would add about ½ cup to the watermelon puree.
  • Sweetener. If you prefer a sweeter popsicle, add honey to the mixture. I would start with 2 tablespoons and see how it tastes.

    If your watermelon is really sweet, you may not need this at all. Another option is maple syrup.

    I do not recommend white granulated sugar unless you dissolve it first. It will not have a smooth texture.

Tips and Tricks:

  • It is best to use a seedless watermelon to make popsicles. The entire recipe is so much easier if you do not have to pick out seeds.
  • Don’t overfill the molds. It is best to leave about 3/4″ space in the mold because the mixture will expand once frozen.
  • Fresh is best. While it might be tempting to use bottle lime juice, fresh lime is best. Since the recipe only calls for 2 simple ingredients, you want to use really good ingredients. The results will be much better.

Do you have to strain the popsicles?

We didn’t strain the fruit. It isn’t necessary but you certainly can if you prefer. You can use fine mesh to strain it if you decide to do this step.

How to get the popsicle out of the mold?

This can often be the tricky part. Usually if you run warm water over the mold, it will loosen them and they come right out.

Just be careful not to run warm water too long over the mold. You do not want to melt the popsicle.

Close up photo of WATERMELON POPSICLES.

Give these a try and see how easy and tasty they are. Leave a comment once you make them. I think your family and friends will really enjoy them.

Homemade WATERMELON POPSICLE recipe:

Watermelon Popsicles

5 from 3 votes
Watermelon popsicles are so refreshing and easy to make. Make this easy Summer treat with just 2 ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 34

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Seedless Watermelon Chunks
  • 1 Lime Juiced
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Instructions

  • Put the fresh watermelon and lime juice in a blender. 
  • Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a popsicle molds and add popsicle sticks.  
  • Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 4-6 hours or until the popsicles are fully frozen (overnight works great too).  
  • When you are ready to serve, run warm water on the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles from the molds. Then they are ready to enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 34kcal, Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 1mg, Potassium 125mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 582IU, Vitamin C 11mg, Calcium 11mg, Iron 1mg

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