These homemade watermelon popsicles are a must for summer! Made with only four natural and healthy ingredients. You’ll love these!
Summer weather calls for refreshing fun treats, even better if they are healthy! These homemade watermelon popsicles are made with only four natural ingredients: fresh watermelon, strawberries, fresh lime juice, and honey.
I love making popsicles at home because I can always make sure that the ingredients are 100% healthy and free of preservatives. Watermelon is my favorite fruit on the planet, and so making watermelon popsicles was a no-brainer. They are so good and refreshing. Seriously, the best summer treat ever!
They are also super easy to make. Let me show you how!
You only need four ingredients to make these watermelon popsicles at home, and they are all healthy:
- Watermelon: Freshly cubed. Make sure you get a ripe and sweet watermelon.
- Strawberries: These will add body and texture since watermelon is mostly water content.
- Fresh lime juice: Adds brightness and a refreshing touch.
- Honey: My favorite natural sweetener!
You can find the specific ingredient quantities in the recipe card below.
How to Make Popsicles
You’ll need popsicle molds to make this recipe. I love Zoku brand popsicle molds (not sponsored by the way, I just really love their brand!), but any popsicle molds you own should work. They can be purchased online.
You can find the specific instructions in the recipe card below, but to give you an idea of how easy it is to make:
- Blend all the ingredients. If needed, do it in batches. Depends on the size fo your blender. Note: You don’t need to pre-freeze the watermelon or strawberries before blending.
- Pour over each popsicle mold and insert the sticks (or per manufacture’s instructions). Tip: Use a small pitcher or measuring cup with a spout to make it easier to pour.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or until fully frozen.
That’s all! Not only are they super easy to make, but they are also so good for you. I swear, I could eat like 3 or 4 of these watermelon popsicles a day!
How to Store Popsicles Properly
Remove from the molds and store in individual resealable freezer-friendly bags. You can also store them in freezer-friendly containers or stack them in a larger bag, but be sure to place wax paper in between each one.
Alternatively, you can just keep them in their molds if planning to eat them within 5-7 days. Depending on what the type of popsicle mold you have, keeping them in their molds could result in freezer burn over time.
These watermelon popsicles are my favorite summer guilt-free treats. So easy, refreshing, and good for you!
They are made with my fresh ingredients, and the greatest fruit of all time: watermelon! Yes, I may be a bit biased here…oh well. I hope you enjoy!
Speaking of watermelons…check out my watermelon blueberry feta salad recipe! Perfect for summer!
More summer treats:
- Mango Coconut Ice Cream
- Mango Pineapple Popsicles
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Key Lime Pie
- Lemon Bars
Tips for Success
- Pick a good watermelon for maximum natural sweetness.
- A good watermelon must feel heavy for its size and sound hollow when you tap it a few times. It should also have a yellow spot, as it indicates it’s been sitting on the ground, ripening until sweet.
- To make it easier to pour the mixture into the molds, use a measuring cup with a spout or a small pitcher.
- Be patient! Let it freeze for at least 4 hours, or even better, overnight.
- 4 cups cubed watermelon, fresh
- 1 cup fresh strawberries (stems removed and roughly chopped)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
- 2 tablespoons honey, plus more 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. If desired, add more lime juice or honey to taste.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and assemble. Tip: For ease, use a measuring cup with a spout or a small pitcher to pour the mixture.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- To serve, run each popsicle under warm water for a few seconds to release. Enjoy!
- Special equipment: popsicle molds, blender.
- Make sure to pick a ripe and sweet watermelon: A good watermelon feels heavy for its size and sounds hollow when you tap it. It should also have a yellow spot, which indicates that it’s been sitting on the ground until ripe.