Fresh, bright, healthy Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles are SUCH a great warm weather treat! These watermelon popsicles are 100% fruit and naturally help balance your electrolytes. (Vegan, paleo & gluten-free)
The summer of healthy popsicles continues! This watermelon popsicle recipe is our most popular, most requested & most made homemade popsicle recipe year after year. My kids request them almost weekly during our summer break from school!
Made with simple ingredients like watermelon, strawberries, and lime, these Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles are full of fresh flavor, easy to make, and delicious to enjoy on a hot summer day.
You don’t even need any sugar (or honey or syrup!) to make them!
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. These fresh fruit popsicles are made with just watermelon, strawberries, and lime. No added sweetener required! The strawberries add just enough substance to give these a gorgeous texture. The lime zest and lime 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 summer treat is a bit more like an ice pop. They freeze beautifully, taste amazing, and even make 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!
Here’s What Goes Into This East Watermelon Popsicle Recipe:
- FRESH WATERMELON. Seedless watermelon (or seeded watermelon) is the base for this watermelon popsicle recipe. This is a great way to use up a less-than-amazing watermelon or to help you finish a large watermelon!
- FRESH OR FROZEN STRAWBERRIES. Next up is some fresh or frozen strawberries. They add sweetness, and substance to this popsicle recipe and add such pretty color!
- LIME ZEST & LIME JUICE. Then, you’ll use the zest and juice of a lime. The brightness is so lovely paired with the watermelon and strawberries. Make sure you only use the green zest, not the white pith (which is bitter)!
Then, all you need to do is add the ingredients to a blender, blend till smooth, pour the smoothie mixture into a popsicle mold, and freeze till sold. Isn’t that so easy!?
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A GOOD WATERMELON.
I’ve heard LOTS of tips over the years, but the ones that work best for me are:
- KNOCK ON THE WATERMELON. A more hollow sound often means it’s juicier)
- A YELLOW SUNSPOT. The yellow spot (sunspot) is the place where the watermelon has been sitting on the ground. Yellow (instead of white or green) typically means the watermelon is more ripe.
- FEEL HOW HEAVY IT IS. A ripe watermelon will feel heavy for its size (heavier often means juicier).
FAQ + Tips & Tricks For The BEST 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.
CHANGE IT UP! Feel free to substitute fresh lemon juice & lemon zest for the lime, add some fresh mint leaves, swap the strawberries for peaches, blueberries, or raspberries!
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.