Watermelons are the most enticing and refreshing thing about summer. It is a great way to get rid of the heat and rejuvenate from summer lethargy. These watermelon popsicles are a great way to rehydrate the body with watery contents and electrolytes. So stack up on these frozen treats and enjoy your summer!

A hot summer day is an inevitable fact. Watermelons are the best remedy for a hot day and this recipe provides you with a foolproof way to preserve watermelons in their frozen form.

We all are guilty of buying a watermelon a size too big, thinking it’ll be enough for one person or even 2-3 people. Or we buy lots and think we can finish them in days’ worth. Mistakes are sometimes worth making because they can lead up to the most delectable of solutions. You will also love:

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Watermelon Popsicles

If you find that you are in possession of too much watermelon or some of it has been wasted in the process of cutting and peeling then this recipe can provide you with the atonement you need. If you are in a house full of toddlers this recipe is more for you because there is the joy of feeding babies with a healthier alternative to ice cream and popsicles with artificial flavors. Especially when you are trying to avoid processed sugars yourself or with regards to your children, you’ll find yourself making this recipe more often than you think.

All you need are popsicle molds, which you can find at a department store, and a watermelon. You can use plastic molds, but silicone molds are a more sustainable option since they last longer. They also usually have better results.

How to Pick a Watermelon

When buying watermelon from a grocery store or farmer’s market, you will have to keep a few things in mind. These are:

  • Heaviness: Whether you are buying a small-sized watermelon or a large one, you have to keep an eye on its weight. The size is not as important as its weight is. The watermelon you choose should feel heavy for its size. More weight means more juice. It’s a simple formula.
  • Color: The color of a perfect watermelon is bright and fresh green. So, avoid buying a watermelon that has yellow patches. Also, the skin should be matte. Shiny skinned watermelons are overripe. So, avoid those as well. Look for the ones that have non-shiny or matte skin.
  • Bruises or patches: Any fruit that has busies or patches is bad fruit. The same goes for watermelon. So, avoid the ones that have yellow or brown patches on them or has bruises.
  • Sound: When selecting a watermelon, knock on it by keeping your ear close to it. If you feel it produces a hollow noise, it means the watermelon is ripe and perfect for eating.
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Watermelon Popsicle Recipe

  1. Cut ends off the watermelon. Cut into thick slices crosswise, then cut each slice into wedges.
  2. Using a paring knife, make a slit into each of the watermelon rinds, and stick a popsicle stick into the middle of the green skin.
  3. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them for 2 hours.

Second Way to Make Watermelon Popsicles

  • 4 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar

How to Make Watermelon Popsicles?

  1. Blend the watermelon chunks in a food processor until it is smooth.
  2. Strain the watermelon juice using a fine-mesh sieve or nut milk bag, then discard the seeds and pulp.
  3. Add the lime juice and sweetener to the watermelon juice, and stir.
  4. Pour the watermelon mixture into the popsicle molds. Freeze until the popsicles are frozen solid, or overnight to be sure.
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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 39 kcal / 163 kJ
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Protein: .6 g
  • Carbs: 9.9 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • For: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend the watermelon chunks in a food processor until it is smooth.
  2. Strain the watermelon juice using a fine-mesh sieve or nut milk bag, then discard the seeds and pulp.
  3. Add the lime juice and sweetener to the watermelon juice, and stir.
  4. Pour the watermelon mixture into the popsicle molds. Freeze until the popsicles are frozen solid, or overnight to be sure.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.