Fresh, bright, healthy Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles are SUCH a great warm weather treat! They’re 100% fruit and naturally help balance your electrolytes. (Vegan, paleo)
The summer of healthy popsicles continues! First a quick confession: I’ve been sitting on this recipe for over a year. We came up with it last summer and make it over and over (and over and over and…). It helps when the primary ingredient is watermelon, which we basically always have in our house during the summer.
Why These Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles are My Favorite
THEY’RE A GREAT WAY TO USE UP A LARGE OR NOT-SO-GREAT WATERMELON. It about breaks my heart when I slice into a watermelon and only half of it is in great shape. I *hate* wasting food, but I also can’t really stand to eat mealy watermelon. Whether you’re working with, say, a behemoth of a melon you picked up at Costco thinking to yourself “it’s not that big” only to get home and realize you bought a watermelon large enough to sustain a football team (not that I’ve done that a dozen times or anything…) or a not-so-great melon you picked up at the store, this recipe is a GREAT way to use it up.
THEY USE JUST 3 (100% FRUIT!) INGREDIENTS. It’s just watermelon, strawberries, and lime! The strawberries add just enough substance to give these a gorgeous texture. The lime zest and juice adds an incredible little punch, and the end result tastes so much more spectacular than you’d think three ingredients could possibly manage.
THEY’RE SCRUMPTIOUS ICE POPS! If you’re not super into smoothies, never fear! This one is a bit more like an ice pop. It freezes beautifully, tastes amazing, and even makes great homemade Otter Pops. Whether you make this awesome recipe or another, be sure to look here for more popsicle ideas as well as other yummy cold treats!
Notes on These Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles:
OUR FAVORITE POPSICLE MOLD. We used this popsicle mold for the photos. It’s the popsicle mold I use most often. I love that the lid holds the sticks in place so they don’t shift around after you shut the freezer door. Brilliant.
LET’S TALK LIME. If you want to taste the lime, be sure to add the lime zest. If you’d prefer the watermelon and strawberry be the main flavors, just use the juice.
CHANGE IT UP! Feel free to swap lemon for lime, or another similar fruit for the watermelon. Peaches and raspberries are both delicious!
TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR POPSICLES OUT. First, make sure your strawberry watermelon popsicles have had at least 2-3 hours (preferably 3) to freeze so they’re totally solid. Then, gently run the outside of the popsicle mold under cold water for a few seconds, which will help loosen the popsicles. Hold one stick and gently move it horizontally side to side while running the mold under the cool water and it should slide out much more easily!
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER POPSICLES. I usually remove mine from the popsicle mold and put them in an airtight freezer safe bag, so that my mold is free to make plenty of other frozen treats. They’ll keep this way at least 2-3 weeks in the freezer, up to a month. Otherwise, keep them in the popsicle mold with the lid on nice and tight and finish the popsicles within a week.
Love these Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles? You’d probably love…
- Healthy Chocolate Fudgecicles
- Lava Flow Popsicles
- Lime in the Coconut Popsicles
- Healthy Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Dole Whip Popsicles