These watermelon mojito popsicles are the perfect summer treat to cool down!
As I mentioned in my little pregnancy update the other day, this pregnancy has been rather uneventful. I have had hardly any cravings and was so lucky to not get sick once during the first trimester. But if I have any cravings at all, it’s for fruit, without a doubt. Part of it is being in a warmer climate and always being a little thirsty and part of it is that I’ve always been obsessed with fruit. I didn’t like vegetables when I was growing up but I always loved any kind of fruit I could get my hands on!
With watermelons being in season, I’ve especially been wanting to eat it by the melon-full. I’ve also had a huge desire for popsicles which are the perfect afternoon snack for me. So the other day, I decided I’d embark on an adventure to make my own popsicles for the first time using some of my favorite ingredients: watermelon, lime and mint.
Watermelon Mojito Popsicles
I never thought to make my own popsicles before researching it and seeing how easy it is to make your own popsicles of pretty much any flavor! I really am not a huge drinker usually, but there’s something about being pregnant and not being able to have any fun drinks in the summer that really has me wanting them a lot more often! So my perfect solution to that? Add mojito mix into my popsicle. It’s like having my very own preggo cocktail.
Steven was most excited for these popsicle molds that I found at Walmart. They have a straw at the bottom of the mold so that you can easily slurp up any juices that melt while you’re eating the popsicle. Apparently that’s a thing he used to do a lot as a kid, so this was a fun nostalgic moment! Instead of using popsicle molds, you can also use mini paper cups and use popsicle sticks.
What I found really interesting when I made these is when you pour the liquids together into the mold, it looks like they completely combine. But when they’re frozen, the liquids seem to separate back out which made the popsicles have a really cool layered effect! I also decided to experiment with adding in some lime slices, mostly for decoration, though they are totally edible when frozen too!
This idea could be used for any of your favorite liquids to make them into a great summer treat! We’ve already had a bunch of days that have been over 100 degrees here in Phoenix, so having a treat to cool down with is definitely needed! These can be made the morning or day before and be ready to go once the afternoon sun hits!
Here’s how to make your own:
- 2 cups of seedless watermelon chunks
- 2 cups mojito mix (store bought or homemade)
- Lime slices, if desired
- *Plastic popsicle molds needed
- Puree watermelon with blender
- Strain using a fine mesh strainer into a cup, removing any excess solid pulp
- Fill half of each popsicle mold with watermelon juice
- Fill remaining space with mojito mix
- Place in freezer for one hour without sticks inserted
- After one hour, if solidifying, place sticks back into popsicle molds
- Continue freezing for 3-4 hours at least (overnight is great, too!)
- Allow to thaw for about 5-7 minutes if you cannot pull popsicles out of molds right away
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g