Say hello to these easy and healthy watermelon popsicles! They are the perfect treat, ideal to quench your thirst during those hot summer days.
These watermelon popsicles are made with just 4 natural and simple ingredients, so it’s healthy and a great way to stay hydrated. It only takes 5 minutes to prep…the rest is just freezing time!
They will last in the freezer for 2-3 months. Make a big batch to enjoy all summer long!
Summer is here and I’m all about these beautiful, healthy watermelon popsicles! They are a truly refreshing summer treat, which is perfect. These watermelon popsicles will quench your thirst in no time!
Really, anything with watermelon is perfect for this hot weather. Try this vibrant Watermelon Slushie or this refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries. As a huge fan of watermelon, I must say these are mandatory for summer!
This watermelon popicle recipe is very simple. It only uses 4 simple ingredients and takes 5 minutes to prep plus freezing time.
Why I love making watermelon popsicles at home:
- Healthy and refreshing: Perfect to quench your thirst, and made with fresh, natural, and simple ingredients.
- An easy recipe: It takes about 5 minutes active prep time. The rest is just waiting for them to freeze. Super easy.
- They last 2-3 months, so make a big batch and enjoy them throughout the summer!
The great thing about these popsicles is that you only need a few ingredients that are very easy to find. As always, ingredient quantities and details can be found in the recipe card down below, but here are a few ingredient notes:
- Watermelon: Diced. Make sure you pick a good sweet watermelon. For tips on how to pick a good watermelon, see the notes under the recipe card down below.
- Strawberries: Fresh or frozen, preferably fresh. They add body and texture to these watermelon popsicles.
- Fresh lime juice: Freshly squeezed. Adds a nice, refreshing flavor.
- Honey: For extra sweetness, to taste.
Step 1 | Blend
In a blender, combine the diced watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, and honey. Blend for a few seconds until evenly combined, scraping the sides of the blender if needed. Adjust sweetness to taste.
Step 2 | Assemble into the popsicle molds
Pour the filling into the popsicle molds, leaving about ⅓ inch at the top since it will expand in the freezer. Place the lid and sticks to assemble.
Step 3 | Freeze
Freeze for at least 4-6 hours, preferably overnight, until they have fully solidified. They will last in the freezer for 2-3 months.
How to Easily Release Popsicles from Molds
Run warm water on a popsicle mold for just a few seconds to loosen it up a little bit. Then, pull the stick (wiggling it a bit) to release the popsicle from the mold. It should come off easily.
Recommended Popsicle Molds
Choose the popsicle molds that you like based on shape or material. I like ones that feel sturdy and that come with built-in lids and sticks.
Here are a few of my recommendations:
- What I use: Zoku Pop Molds. They are sturdy, easy to use, and BPA-free.
- Classic-shaped molds with built-in sticks
- Fun shapes: These dinosaur-shaped popsicle molds are so fun!
- If you prefer to use your own wooden sticks for a more classic look, I’d recommend these cute classic popsicle molds.
- Stainless steel popsicle molds. Not my first choice, but if you’re looking for stainless steel ones, these are great.
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If you’re looking for more fun summer treats, give these recipes a try!
They need to freeze for at least 4-6 hours to fully solidify, but preferably overnight.
They will last for about 2-3 months.
It all depends on the shape or material you want to use. I have the Zoku pop molds, but I also like these classic popsicle molds. For more details, see my “Recommended Popsicle Molds” section above.
Run the popsicle mold, one at a time, with warm water for a few seconds. This will loosen it up a bit. Then, gently pull the popsicle out. It should come right off.
This recipe was published in 2020 and updated in June 2022 to include new photos and information, plus a few recipe modifications.
Tips for Success
- Pick a ripe and sweet watermelon: Look for a watermelon that feels heavy for its size, and that has a yellow spot, which means it’s been sitting on the ground, ripening until sweet. Tap it a few times, and if it sounds “hollow,” it’s juicy.
- Freeze the watermelon popsicles for at least 4-6 hours, or preferably overnight.
- To release the popsicles, run it under warm water for a few seconds so it loosens up.
Watermelon Popsicles (4 Ingredients)
- 4 cups diced watermelon, fresh
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries - stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice - or to taste
- 2 tablespoons honey - or to taste
- Make sure you have popsicle molds ready. This recipe makes enough for 6 standard popsicles.
- In a blender, blend the watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, and honey until smooth and fully incorporated, scraping the sides of the blender if needed. If desired, add more lime juice or honey to taste.
- Evenly pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and assemble, leaving about ⅓ inch gap at the top to allow for expansion. Freeze for at least 4-6 hours or preferably overnight. Tip: For ease, use a measuring cup with a spout or a small pitcher to pour the mixture.
- Serve. To release, run each popsicle under warm water for a few seconds to loosen it up, and then pull until released.
- Pick a ripe and sweet watermelon: Look for a heavy watermelon that has a yellow spot, which means it’s been sitting on the ground, ripening until sweet. Tap it a few times – if it sounds “hollow,” it’s juicy.
- How long to freeze for: At least 4-6 hours, or preferably overnight.
- How long they will last: About 2-3 months in the freezer.
- Strawberries add body and texture to these popsicles, which I really like. But if desired, you can omit them and just add more watermelon to the blender.
- Strawberries: Fresh or frozen work fine. If desired, omit the strawberries to make pure watermelon popsicles.
- Honey: Maple syrup, simple sugar syrup.