Watermelon Popsicles

5 from 41 votes

These watermelon popsicles are the perfect treat to beat the heat on a hot summer day! With just five ingredients and popsicle molds, you can make delicious homemade watermelon popsicles.

A plate of ice cubes topped with the watermelon popsicles stacked on top of each other.
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Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

I never used to make popsicles, but after discovering how easy it is to make your own, I now do it all the time! Living in a warmer climate, summer has always brought an obsession with fresh fruit and frozen desserts.

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 juicy watermelon in season during the summer, I can eat a whole melon in one sitting. It's just so refreshing!

These easy watermelon popsicles are the perfect way to have the best of both worlds... watermelon and a refreshing frozen treat. They can be made in the morning or the day before and be ready to go once the afternoon sun hits!

This idea could be used for any of your favorite liquids to make them into a great summer treat. We typically have a bunch of days that are over 100 degrees here in Phoenix, so having a treat to cool down in the summer heat is definitely needed.

And be sure to have a fun summer cookout with these summer drinks, plus some grilled chicken burgers or grilled cilantro lime chicken.

A hand holding a single popsicle. The background is filled with more popsicles and sliced watermelons.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Since there is no added sugar in this easy popsicle recipe, it's perfect for the whole family! Way better than the processed junk in the freezer section at grocery store.
  • The health benefits of watermelon are great. Watermelon is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, and is a fabulous way to stay hydrated.
  • You only need a few minutes to throw these together and put them in the freezer. Plus, they're great to make ahead of time and store in the freezer until needed!
Watermelon popsicle ingredients separated in small bowls: cubed watermelon, crushed pineapple, greek yogurt, heavy cream and lemon juice.

Ingredients

Grab these simple ingredients at your local farmers market or grocery store! Or simply use your leftover watermelon and make sure you've got these other ingredients on hand:

  • seedless watermelon chunks
  • crushed pineapple
  • vanilla Greek yogurt
  • heavy cream
  • lime juice
Close-up, overhead photo of a plate of ice cubes topped with watermelon popsicles stacked on top of each other. Accented by a sliced watermelon on the bottom of the photo.

Substitutes and Variations

Instead of lime juice, add a little lime zest or thinly sliced limes to your fresh watermelon popsicles or even swap it out for lemon juice. You can also make strawberry watermelon popsicles by adding in thin slices of strawberry or strawberry puree to this easy recipe.

To make a dairy free version, use coconut milk and/or coconut cream in place of the heavy cream. Swap the Greek yogurt for a dairy-free coconut milk or almond milk yogurt.

You can use plain Greek yogurt, or a different flavor, instead of vanilla Greek yogurt. Watermelon is pretty sweet, but you could add a honey or maple syrup drizzle for a natural sweetener.

Use whatever fruit juice or puree you want in this recipe. Strawberry, mango, honeydew melon, etc. Instead of fresh watermelon, you can use watermelon juice too.

Want watermelon flavor, but in a drink? Try this Watermelon Mocktail!

How to Make Watermelon Popsicles

Follow these simple steps to make the perfect frozen taste of summer!

Overhead shot of blender filled with watermelon, crushed pineapple, heavy cream, lemon juice and greek yogurt. Bottom left corner accented with a pink and white-striped cloth.

Using a high-powered blender (affiliate), puree all of the ingredients together. You can also use a food processor.

Straight on shot of blender with fully blended watermelon, crushed pineapple, heavy cream, lemon juice and greek yogurt. Bottom left corner accented with a pink and white-striped cloth.

Blend until smooth. 

Next, fill your reusable popsicle molds with the watermelon mixture.

Overhead shot of blended popsicle ingredients being poured in the popsicle mold.

Next, cover (if your mold has one) and add popsicle sticks.

Place the filled popsicle mold into the freezer.

Ten watermelon popsicles with sticks in the popsicle mold.

Freeze the fresh watermelon popsicles for at least 6 hours, but overnight is best.

Two watermelon popsicles were removed from the popsicle mold. The mold is on the left hand side of the photo and the righthand side is accented by a pink and white striped cloth.

Remove the popsicles from the molds when you're ready to serve!

Hot Tip: If you can't get your popsicles to pop out of the molds right away, allow them to thaw for about 5-7 minutes and you should be able to get them out.

How to Store Homemade Watermelon Popsicles

Place extra popsicles into freezer bags or airtight container and store in the freezer for 2-3 months. You could also individually wrap each one in plastic wrap and store in the freezer.

Eat each popsicle before they become freezer burned! Don't worry about eating them too quickly. They're so simple to make, you can just whip up another batch.

A close-up, angled photo of a plate of ice cubes topped with watermelon popsicles stacked on top of each other.

Tips for Success

  • Don't have reusable popsicle molds? You can use mini paper cups or muffin tins and popsicle sticks.
  • If there is excess pulp in your watermelon puree mixture, strain it through a fine mesh strainer before adding it to the popsicle mold.
  • Be sure to blend the watermelon mixture well before adding it to the molds. You won't want major chunks of fruit leftover and making your popsicles all lumpy.
  • For best results, choose a good watermelon. A not-so-great melon will take some of the sweetness out of this watermelon popsicle recipe.
  • Taste the mixture before freezing. If it's not sweet enough, add some honey or agave nectar.
Overhead photo of multiple watermelon popsicles accented by watermelon slices in the upper righthand and lower lefthand corners. One of the popsicles has a small bite taken out of it.

FAQ

Does watermelon freeze well?

Cubes of fresh watermelon actually freeze really well since it's mainly water! That means that this mixture of tasty summer ingredients will create a fabulous creamy popsicle that freezes perfectly.

Can I use a watermelon with seeds for watermelon popsicles?

Yes, but you'll need to remove the seeds from a seeded watermelon before pureeing it in a blender or food processor. If you do not remove the seeds, it could create a grainy texture in the watermelon puree mixture. Your best bet is to purchase seedless watermelon.

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Close-up, overhead photo of a plate of ice cubes topped with watermelon popsicles stacked on top of each other. Accented by a sliced watermelon on the bottom of the photo.

Watermelon Popsicles

Make some delicious homemade watermelon popsicles as the perfect treat to cool off on a hot summer day. Way better than anything you could buy a the store!
5 from 41 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 popsicles
Author: Madison Wetherill

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or a blend. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Add mixture to popsicle molds. 
  • Cover molds and add popsicle sticks. 
  • Freeze for 6 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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17 Comments

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  2. These look so yummy!! Eli is killing the watermelon right now, so these would be right up our alley!

  3. Yummmmmm! I love me some popsicles, and I kind of adore what you did here with the flavors. They sound delicious and like the perfect thing to quell a pregnancy craving. Like you, I wasn't the biggest drinker before pregnancy, but especially during the first trimester, I desperately wanted beer and cocktails. Whenever we went out with friends, I'd get bartenders to make me mocktails so I could feel fancy. 😉

    1. Now that I know it's a boy, I'm pretty sure that explains my desire for beer 😉 Really though I think it's just because I know I can't! I've had some bartenders make me pretty drinks a few times which helps 🙂

  4. Oooh girl, these sound amazing! I never really was into popsicles as a kid, but this year I am loving them! I keep finding all sorts of yummy recipes on Pinterest. This is one I need to try! Mojitos are so good, and it's the perfect combo for a popsicle. Yum!

    1. I was having a serious craving for popsicles so I decided I needed to try making my own! The only thing is these were a little bit sticky because I think I filled them too high, but it's a learning process 🙂 There are so many great recipes on Pinterest. I can't wait to try some others!