Fresh, bright, healthy Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles are SUCH a great warm weather treat! They’re 100% fruit and naturally help balance your electrolytes.
The summer of smoothie 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.
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.
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.
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 the Recipe:
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!
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These are SO easy and refreshing! I have no doubt you’ll love them as much as we do. Plus, they’re 100% fruit!
- 3 heaping cups cubed watermelon
- 1 heaping cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze 3-4 hours, or until very solid.