Recipe for Watermelon Popsicles – Healthy Homemade Treats
June 15, 2022
homemade Watermelon popsicles on grass tablecloth

This recipe for watermelon popsicles is SO easy and is made with no added sugar! That makes it the perfect summer snack for kids and anyone really. Who doesn't love a good watermelon treat in the summer months!? Check out this easy popsicle recipe and I'll walk you through a few helpful tips and yummy variation.

Healthy treats watermelon popsicle recipe by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

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Simple Watermelon Popsicle Ingredients

Watermelon popsicle recipe by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Simple Healthy Ingredients

  • Watermelon cubes
  • Lemon zest – 1/2 to a full lemon
  • Strawberries to sweeten if necessary
  • Optional: Fresh basil {or mint} leaves

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What to do with leftover Watermelon

Summer treat watermelon popsicles

Cutting up the watermelon will take the most time. So this is a perfect recipe to make when you're wondering what to do with leftover watermelon!

Simply blend up your watermelon cubes with the lemon zest and strawberries.

Keep the Watermelon Popsicle From Separating

I'm not kidding when I say this is the easiest popsicle recipe ever! Well, the Dinosaur white grape juice ones might be even easier, but these are also very simple to make. Unless you want to take the extra step to keep them from separating.

Recipe for Watermelon popsicles healthy treat
See the separation a little here?

You can see the popsicles are darker at the bottom and lighter on top. This separation occurs when there's a thin liquid with suspended solids that are allowed to flat to the top of the mold.

To avoid this, EITHER:

Blending the frozen watermelon cubes creates a thicker material so the solids aren't able move freely. This gives a nice even popsicle worthy of serving at a baby shower, birthday party, or even to your picky mother-in-law! {wink. My mother-in-law is fabulous though!}

If you're planning to eat your watermelon popsicles at home, the separation isn't a big deal, but if presentation is important, it's worth the extra step of freezing a portion of the mixture.

Recipe Molds for Watermelon Popsicles

Recipe for Watermelon popsicles healthy treat

The key to a successful popsicle is a great mold. This Silicone popsicle mold is my favorite by far! {and I've tried A LOT of different types of molds} The popsicles release easily, they look professional, and the lid makes sure the popsicle sticks stay straight while freezing. Nothing bugs me more than a crooked popsicle stick in my frozen creations.

I prefer using Plastic Reusable Sticks but they ALWAYS disappear. So if you're feeding a crowd I recommend using the wooden ones. And since they're biodegradable you don't have to feel too badly about it. You can also collect the wood sticks and reuse them in the garden.

Enjoy Your Watermelon Popsicles

If your family loves watermelon I highly recommend trying this recipe for watermelon popsicles and a wonderfully yummy frosty treat. You don't even need to tell them they're healthy. That can be our little secret! From one Healthy Hostess to another.

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Easy summer recipe watermelon popsicles by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Healthy Watermelon Popsicle Recipe

Delicious frozen watermelon treat for a healthy summer snack
Prep Time30 mins
Freezing Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy recipe, Few ingredients, healthy treat, Kid food, no added sugar, non-dairy, popsicle, watermelon
Servings: 10 Popsicles
Calories: 17kcal
Author: Brianna Adams

Equipment

  • Vitamix Blender
  • Silicone Popsicle Molds
  • Wooden Popsicle sticks or reusable plastic sticks
  • Ice cube trays
  • Quarter sheet baking pan
  • Plastic Popsicle bags

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Watermelon cubes
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 Fresh or frozen Strawberries
  • 3 Fresh basil leaves optional

Instructions

  • Blend watermelon cubes and lemon zest. Add 1 TB water, if necessary, to assist in blending until smooth.
  • If a sweeter flavor is desired add a few fresh strawberries to the mix before blending.
  • Optional step to prevent separating: pour half the mixture into ice cube trays until frozen, then add to blender and mix until you achieve a slushy consistency with no lumps.
  • Optional: For a fun flavor twist add the basil leaves to the blender as well. It creates a more adult flavor profile that is just as delicious!
  • Place clean popsicle mold on small tray or cookie sheet. Don't skip this step. Trust me, it prevents spills later!
  • Using a small funnel or liquid measuring cup with pour spout, fill each popsicle mold leaving ½" at the top for expansion.
  • Firmly attach lid to the top of mold and add popsicle sticks into each slot making sure they are straight. Do not push sticks all the way down – leave a good 1½" at the bottom for an adequate handle.
  • Carry the tray to the freezer and carefully lift the popsicle mold onto a level shelf and let chill for 3 hours until frozen.
  • Once frozen, run the bottom of mold under water for a few seconds and gently remove popsicles from each mold. Serve immediately or store flat in ziplock freezer bags in the freezer.

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