These easy watermelon popsicles have no added sugar and only require 5 minutes of prep work! The best low-calorie frozen treat to enjoy on a hot summer day! Vegan.
The summer has been pretty brutal here in Florida and all I want is to cool off with an icy cold, frozen treat. I’ve been trying to cut out excess sugar from our food, so ice cream and processed snacks are definitely out.
Fresh watermelon juice popsicles are naturally sweet and loaded with juicy watermelon chunks that have been blended, strained and frozen into the perfect summer snack.
My idea of a perfect summer day consists of me floating on my raft in the pool with a watermelon popsicle in one hand and a cold drink in my other hand. Doesn’t that sound delightful!?
These easy watermelon popsicles couldn’t be any simpler to make!
Tips For Picking the Perfect Watermelon
First, pick out the perfect watermelon. Did you know there are a few things you should look for when you pick out a watermelon? My mom and grandpa taught me these tips:
- Shape – Round watermelons are sweeter, oval watermelons are more watery.
- Webbing – Look for watermelons with lots of “webbing” or “sugar lines” because that means they’re extra sweet!
- Yellow belly – Every watermelon has a white or yellow field spot on its belly. The spot is where is rested on the field. A more golden color = a riper watermelon.
- Thump it – A ripe watermelon will have a hollow sound when you give it a good thump.
How To Make Easy Watermelon Popsicles
After you find the perfect watermelon…
- Cut the watermelon up into large chunks.
- Blend all the watermelon chunks into a smooth puree.
- Put the puree through a strainer to remove any pulp or seeds.
- Pour the strained watermelon puree into the popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
I might have eaten one whole quarter of the watermelon while I was chopping it up, it was just so good that I couldn’t stop myself!
Note – If the watermelon you’re using for the popsicles isn’t that sweet then you might want to add1-2 tbsps of maple syrup or agave to the watermelon puree to help sweeten it.
Watermelon Popsicle Variations
These easy watermelon popsicles are very customizable too. You could add frozen berries, or layers of other frozen pureed fruits to add even more flavor to the pops.
- Layered popsicles – To get solid layers, pour the pureed fruit layer by layer into the popsicle molds and freeze for 10 mins in between each layer. Continue alternating between the flavors you want to use until the molds are filled almost to the top. Leave room to put the base in without it overflowing the popsicle mold.
- Watermelon slice popsicles – You could also fill up the molds with the watermelon juice but leave one inch of space at the top. Freeze them for one hour and then add blended kiwi (or diced kiwi) on top and put the pops back into the freezer to finish freezing. Then the popsicles will look like a slice of watermelon with a green kiwi rind!
- Loaded popsicles – If you’re making these easy watermelon popsicles for an adult party, a splash of rum, tequila, or vodka in each popsicle mold would be get that party poppin!
These easy watermelon popsicles are a super fresh, naturally sweet, low-calorie treat that you can feel good about eating! No processed junk, additives, ingredients you can’t pronounce, or extreme amounts of sugar. Plus, the popsicles only takes 5 minutes of prep work!
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- 3 cups of (seedless) watermelon chunks
- BPA-Free Popsicle molds
- Cut up the watermelon into 1-inch chunks.
- Put the watermelon chunks into a high-powered blender and blend until you have a very smooth puree.
- Run the watermelon puree through a strainer and discard the remaining fibers.
- Pour the strained watermelon juice into the popsicle molds. Add the lid to each popsicle.
- Freeze for 4-5 hours or until fully frozen.
What’s your favorite homemade popsicle flavor? Let me know in the comments!