Frozen Watermelon: The Easiest Popsicle Ever
Super simple, super delicious! These Frozen Watermelon Popsicles only have one ingredient. Watermelon! It freezes into the perfect refreshing healthy summer treat.
Watermelon is in season. And it’s HOT outside.
I guess summer’s here. I should be happier about it but, alas, summer in Florida is not the heavenly experience it is on the rest of the continent. Not at all! Which is why I’ve been thinking about ways to beat the heat this year and I’ve come up with a doozey. Frozen Watermelon Slices!
Summer Snack for Kids
It’s hot out, the kids are home and constantly wanting snacks. If you’re like me, you want something healthy, easy, and satisfying. I came up with frozen watermelon on a popsicle stick. While there are popsicle molds available to make frozen treats of any flavor, this makes it even simpler for you.
It’s slurpable and full of summer fun for the kids. And, since it’s low calorie and refreshingly not too sweet, mom can join in every time.
How to Make Watermelon Popsicles
Cut watermelon into slices, trim off the rind, insert stick, freeze. No sugar or anything else added (except the popsicle stick, of course).
I hesitate to actually give a recipe since that’s all there is to it. But in case you want really explicit instructions on how to cut the watermelon, the recipe is below.
More Watermelon Recipes
Check out my other frozen watermelon recipes. These ones are not kid-friendly but are just as refreshing:
Frozen Watermelon Wine Slush
I hope you have fun making these watermelon popsicles!
So easy! Put watermelon onto sticks and freeze. Easiest popsicles ever.
- half of a seedless watermelon
- popsicle sticks
- From your watermelon, cut off one half moon of a slice about 3/4 inch thick. Trim off the rind, poke off any pale seeds that are showing and then cut the slice into 3-4 triangles.
- Lay one triangle of watermelon on a cookie sheet. Slide a popsicle stick in at least halfway (I slide mine into the curved edge where the rind used to be but it doesn’t really matter where you stick it as long as it goes at least halfway in and is completely surrounded by watermelon).
- Repeat with remaining watermelon until you have as many popsicles as you’d like (note that they can’t be touching while they freeze or they become hard to break apart. So only make as many as you have space for on cookie sheets in your freezer).
- Spread the slices out on the cookie sheet so that they’re not touching. Freeze on the cookie sheet for 3-4 hours, until frozen through.
- Eat or wrap watermelon popsicles individually in plastic wrap and return them to the freezer where they’ll keep for 5-7 days.
This post originally appeared in May 2012 and was revised and republished in June 2020.