It’s about to get hotter out! That means it’s time to dream up the perfect summer desserts. These watermelon popsicles are easy and delicious, made with only three ingredients for a quick treat that will cool you down on a warm day.
There’s no dairy in these pops making them vegetarian and vegan-friendly. We have plenty of creamy frozen treat recipes like pudding pops and strawberry cheesecake popsicles, so this is an extra refreshing alternative.
Fresh Watermelon Ice Pops
Fresh watermelon just screams summer, doesn’t it? Biting into a slice is enough of a treat, but if you want to take it up a notch, make these homemade icy treats to stock your freezer this season. The best part about this recipe is that it’s so forgiving, easy to tweak, and almost impossible to mess up. So have fun making it!
Homemade Watermelon Popsicles Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this recipe. Just 3 simple ingredients! The measurements are in the printable recipe card below.
- Fresh watermelon
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh lime juice
How to make watermelon ice pops
Cut fresh watermelon into chunks and remove any black seeds. It’s best to use seedless watermelon, but always check for any sneaky seeds.
Add watermelon chunks, lime juice, and sugar to a blender.
Pulse a few times before moving to a full blend.
Blend until a smooth purée consistency is achieved.
Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold.
Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight before removing from the molds.
Carefully remove the pops from the molds and enjoy!
Watermelon Popsicles Recipe Notes and FAQ
Can I adjust the amount of sugar?
Yes, this recipe is very forgiving and you can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.
What kind of popsicle mold do you use?
- Sturdy silicone mold that's perfect for homemade popsicle recipes.
- Move it from the counter to the freezer without anything under it.
- Has a bit of give so you can easily squeeze the bottoms to release the pops.
- Lids that help the sticks stay in place.
- Compact size that doesn't take up too much space in the freezer -- because who has that?
Can I make this without a popsicle mold?
If you do not have a silicone ice pops mold, you can use paper cups like I did in this recipe for Orange Julius pops.
How many ice pops does this recipe make?
This recipe will make 10-12 pops depending on your mold.
Easily print or save this recipe for an easy summer dessert!
- 6 cups fresh watermelon chunks
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Combine watermelon, lime juice, and sugar in a blender.
- Pulse a few times before moving to a full blend until a smooth purée consistency is achieved.
- Pour into popsicle mold.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight before removing from molds.
This recipe is very forgiving. Feel free to adjust the sugar to your liking.
Will make 10-12 pops depending on your mold.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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