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4 Healthy Watermelon Popsicles For The Whole Family

Updated on January 19, 2015
4 Cool And Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles For The Whole Family
4 Cool And Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles For The Whole Family | Source

Zoku Quick Pop Maker Freezes Popsicles In Just 10 Minutes!

Zoku Quick Pop Maker, Make Popsicles in as Little as 7 Minutes on your Countertop, White
Zoku Quick Pop Maker, Make Popsicles in as Little as 7 Minutes on your Countertop, White

The Zoku popsicle maker is great for impromptu family gatherings and last minute dessert ideas for unexpected dinner guests.

You can make any flavor of frozen ice pop using fresh ingredients from your fridge in under 10 minutes! To save even more time, make your fruit purees and mixtures ahead of time and store in the fridge.

You can make your popsicles as healthy or sinfully delicious as you like!

 

Do You Love The Juicy, Sweet Taste Of Fresh Watermelon? I Eat It Every Single Day During The Summer!

I am absolutely tickled pink to be able to share four of my refreshing watermelon popsicle recipes with you and your family to help you quench your thirst and keep cool on scorching hot summer days.

Watermelon is very good for you, loaded with vitamins and water. It is no wonder that this scrumptious melon is the object of two national food holidays. The whole month of July is dedicated to National Watermelon Month and Aug 3 is National Watermelon Day.

In celebration of National Watermelon Day last August, my kids and I created and made four different watermelon popsicle recipes for serving my hungry family and friends during a summer BBQ.

My picky son loved the plain watermelon pops, while the rest of the kids enjoyed the watermelon creamsicles and watermelon-kiwi popsicles. The refreshing and boozy watermelon mojito ice pops were a huge hit with the adults at the party. They will be making an appearance at all our summer cook-outs from now on.

Of course, you don't need a special holiday or an excuse to whip up a batch of these healthy treats. They are perfect for guilt-free snacking all summer long and make a super nutritious snack kids will love to eat.

We used our Zoku Quick Pop Maker to freeze the popsicles in under 10 minutes, but you can use slow freeze popsicle molds or paper cups too!

Freezing Times

  • Using a Zoku 3-Slot Quick Pop Maker, it will take approximately 7-9 minutes to freeze 3 ice pops for a total of 14-18 minutes per batch.
  • Using a traditional slow-freeze popsicle mold, it will take approximately 6-8 hours to freeze a batch.

Did You Know?

  • Watermelon is over 90% water making it one of nature's perfect thirst quenchers for staying hydrated on hot sunny days!
  • Watermelon is not a fruit! It is actually a vegetable related to squash and pumpkins.
  • Watermelon contains zero fat and no cholesterol, it is high in fiber and it is a high source of Vitamins A & C, potassium and lycopene.

Watermelon Popsicle Recipes

Simply 100% Real Fruit Watermelon Popsicles
Simply 100% Real Fruit Watermelon Popsicles | Source

These popsicles are simply delicious! The addition of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of salt turns these pops in hydrating electrolyte popsicles perfect for beating the heat on hot, sunny days or for replenishing your fluids when you have the flu or a virus.

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
3.7 stars from 9 ratings of Simply Watermelon Popsicles

Instructions

  1. Mash or blend one and a half generous heaping cups of cubed and seeded watermelon. This will yield about 1 cup of watermelon puree.
  2. If you don't like the pulp, you can strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or run it through a juicer first.
  3. Add the lemon juice, sugar and salt to the puree. Mix well.
  4. Immediately pour the watermelon mixture into your popsicle molds and freeze. It will begin to discolor if let to sit, though the lemon juice slows the process down.

Add A Pinch Of Salt!

It enhances the natural sweetness and flavor of the watermelon. Try it for yourself!

Sprinkle some sea salt on fresh watermelon slices or add a pinch to your watermelon popsicles. And don't forget to toss a pinch over your left shoulder for good luck!

Watermelon Mint Creamsicles

Watermelon Mint Creamsicles
Watermelon Mint Creamsicles | Source

The combination of juicy watermelon and milk infused with fresh mint and honey turns ordinary popsicles into luscious, exotic treats. Mint is well known for its ability to eliminate bad breath and to relieve symptoms of nausea. These make a great snack for pregnant women experiencing the morning sickness blues.

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon puree
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4-6 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1/8 tsp salt

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Instructions

  1. In a blender, add a heaping cup of watermelon and four fresh mint leaves. Blend to make 1 cup of watermelon mint puree.
  2. Add the milk, honey, vanilla and salt. Blend for another 15 seconds to mix.
  3. Using a mini cookie cutter, cut out fun shapes from the mint leaves and place on the walls of the popsicle molds. Alternatively, you can also leave the mint leaves whole or tear them into pieces.
  4. Pour the blended mixture into the ice pop molds and freeze.

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles
Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles | Source

These popsicles are super fun to eat and they are pretty yummy too. Watermelon, kiwi fruit and honey milk are layered to look like slices of watermelon, with chocolate chips as the seeds. They are almost to cute to eat. Almost.

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup watermelon puree
  • 1/2 cup kiwi puree
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips for the seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mash or blend cubed watermelon to make 3/4 of a cup of puree. Pour into a small bowl or cup.
  2. Mash or blend the inside flesh of 1-2 kiwis, enough to make 1/2 cup of puree. Pour into another small bowl or cup.
  3. In a third small bowl or measuring cup, mix the milk, vanilla and 1 tsp of honey together.
  4. Add 1 tbsp honey and a pinch of salt to the watermelon mixture and 1 tbsp honey to the kiwi puree.
  5. Pour 1/6 of the watermelon puree into each popsicle mold. Add a few chocolate chips for the watermelon seeds if you like! Allow to freeze.
  6. Divide the vanilla milk mixture between the six molds and allow to freeze.
  7. Finally, fill the popsicle molds with the kiwi mixture until they reach the top. Let them finish freezing and then enjoy!

Watermelon Mojito Cocktail Popsicles

Boozy Watermelon Mojito Cocktail Popsicles For The Grown Ups
Boozy Watermelon Mojito Cocktail Popsicles For The Grown Ups | Source

These boozy treats are just for the adults! Enjoy the same great flavors and ingredients of a watermelon mojito cocktail in a frozen popsicle. Make sure to make lots of extras because once you have one, you are going to want another. And another. And anoth....

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups watermelon
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 6-8 fresh sprigs of mint
  • fresh lime slices
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the lime juice and honey to a small bowl and combine to make a syrup.
  2. Add the fresh mint leaves to the bowl and using the back of a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the mint leaves and syrup together.
  3. Add 1 1/4 cups watermelon puree, 1/2 cup white rum and a pinch of salt to the mixture and gently stir to combine. As tempting as it may be, don't add extra alcohol! The ice pops won't freeze!
  4. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, adding a couple of fresh lime pieces into each slot as you are pouring.
  5. Allow to freeze and then kick back and enjoy this adults only frozen treat!

Which Of These Recipes Would You Most Like To Try?

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© 2013 Corrinna Johnson

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    • asereht1970 profile image

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      They all look delicious. Great lens.

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      Genesis Davies 

      4 years ago from Guatemala

      I definitely want to try these! We recently got a Zoku and love it.

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      David 

      5 years ago from West Midlands, England

      Those lollies look very tasty. Great lens.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      This lens was just too delicious (we love watermelon in the home), Good luck on the Squidoo Food Club Quest: August

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      MariaMontgomery 

      5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I can't wait to try this.

    • Squifoodie profile image

      Squifoodie 

      5 years ago

      Awesome! I love these Popsicle ideas! I am sure that it is much healthier than store bought Popsicle. I prefer natural fruit flavor and sweetness over the artificial flavors.

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      Stanley Green 

      5 years ago from Czech Republic

      Hey! I've never seen these. i love this idea! If they taste as great as they look... Next summer I'm going to launch a production in my house! :)

    • Greathaul2013 profile image

      Greathaul2013 

      5 years ago

      yummmmmmy

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      Dawn Romine 

      5 years ago from Nebraska

      These sound amazing, I will have to look into the popsicle maker, never heard of it before.

    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      Sweetly surprising ideas for these recipes. Cool!

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      Jeanne Rene 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      Oh .... this lens is wonderful! Love all the recipes. Yum...Yum...Yum!!!

    • tammywilliams09 profile image

      tammywilliams09 

      5 years ago

      Great use of Watermelon. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • akusphinx profile image

      akusphinx 

      5 years ago

      Delicious.. slurppp!!!

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      soaringsis 

      5 years ago

      I have watermelon in the freezer. I am off to make popsicles. Thanks for sharing.

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      Chocolatealchemy 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Great Lens and your Recipes sound delicious

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love watermelon, you have some great popsicle recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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      KyraB 

      5 years ago

      Great Popsicle recipes I shall most definitely be returning to make one or more of these if not for the last of this summer then next! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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      Demaw 

      5 years ago

      Great recipes, I love making ice pops from puree and juice.

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      jura 

      5 years ago

      That's a great idea .

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      suweet

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      SamanthaHaupt 

      5 years ago

      Yum! Great lens

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      SportsPHAN 

      5 years ago

      Oh my gosh I NEED one of these next time I go to the beach. Like NEED. They look delicious! Great job!

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      LeslieMirror 

      5 years ago

      I like to do such thing by myself, knowing what ingredients I've put and how healthy they are.

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      Meganhere 

      5 years ago

      It's winter here at the moment so I've bookmarked this page.

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      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      I love these colors and the fantastic recipes. Wonderful for children and adults too~

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      ElsieNew 

      5 years ago

      I can't wait to try your wonderfully delicious looking recipes. Good Job!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      great piece of information thanks for sharing with us.

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      girlfriendfactory 

      5 years ago

      Wow, those watermelon-kiwi Popsicles looked terrific! Wonderful idea!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Summerfield, Florida

      Your recipes all look so good I can't decide what to try first.

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      cwilson360 

      5 years ago

      They look sooo good. I can't wait to try

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      JaspinderKaur 

      5 years ago

      I really want to taste them. All Popsicles looks YUMMMMMY. I LIKE all flavours and for summer its so good and energetic. Thanx for sharing.great lens.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I never even realized they made such a thing! You know I had to click and see the price of that lil do dad machine. Educational lens with great looking pops. Thanks for sharing.

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      LoriBeninger 

      5 years ago

      These look so gorgeous -- I'm glad summer is still here so I can try these. Thank you.

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      mina009 

      5 years ago

      Your recipes and photos look wonderful!

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      Shinichi Mine 

      5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      great and delicious ideas. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe

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      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      Fantastic looking treats. You can't beat watermelon for a healthy snack or dessert. Great photos and beautiful presentation. I will be trying your recipes. Thanks! Congrats on your feature.

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      SBRTechnologies1 

      5 years ago

      Perfect for the summers...

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      kitsiu lm 

      5 years ago

      This recipe looks very artistic. I like it....

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      Ellen Gregory 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These look like great summer treats.

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      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      This summer I've established a new relationship with watermelon. For some reason I crave it. Before I could just take it or leave it. As a base for little surprise treats in your popsicles, it's wonderful.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My grandson would love the Watermelon Popsicles so we might have to try this. Thanks.

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      DrLibby 

      5 years ago

      it makes my mouth water

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      AntonioM23 

      5 years ago

      Great recipes you add here,thanks.

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