Watermelon Mint Frozen Fruit Pops on a bed of crushed ice, surrounded by watermelon wedges, mint sprigs, and half a lime

Maybe the two most refreshing flavors on the planet—watermelon and peppermint—all combined into one icy fruit pop that will make your summertime blues fade away.

What do I need to make this watermelon popsicle recipe?

There are only four ingredients in these fresh watermelon popsicles:

  • Fresh watermelon
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime. You’ll use the fresh lime juice and the zest here.
  • Honey. If your watermelon is sweet and juicy, you may not need any additional sweetener. Give the watermelon mixture a taste test before adding honey to sweeten.

You’ll also need popsicle molds and popsicle sticks. If you don’t have a mold, you can use a muffin tin, ice cube tray, or disposable paper cups in a pinch.

Overhead shot of three flavors of frozen fruit pops arranged on a tray of crushed ice, surrounded by fruit

How do I make homemade watermelon popsicles?

  1. Cut up the watermelon into small enough cubes to fit into a wide-mouth jar.
  2. Add the mint leaves, lime juice, and lime zest. Blend with an immersion blender.
  3. Taste and add honey if there isn’t enough natural sweetness without it. Blend in the honey.
  4. Pour the watermelon puree into the popsicle molds. Freeze for an hour.
  5. Add the popsicle sticks, and freeze until frozen solid. Store in the freezer until serving. 

Can kids make this watermelon popsicle recipe by themselves?

We recommend adult supervision when making these easy watermelon popsicle. You’ll need a sharp knife to cut through the watermelon rind, and the exposed blades on the immersion blender can be risky for little fingers. But they can definitely help add the other ingredients, pour the puree into the molds, and add the popsicle sticks!

How do I pick the best watermelon?

Whether you are growing your own watermelon or picking one up at the store or farmers’ market, you’ll want to be sure to select the ripest fruit for the best watermelon ice pop. A juicy watermelon will: 

  • Be heavy for its size
  • Sound hollow when you knock on it
  • Have a golden yellow spot

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Watermelon Mint Frozen Fruit Pops on a bed of crushed ice, surrounded by watermelon wedges, mint sprigs, and half a lime

Watermelon Mint Frozen Fruit Pops

Yield: 4 fruit pops (about 1/3 cup per pop)
Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

It doesn’t get much more cooling and refreshing than these Watermelon Mint Frozen Fruit Pops.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled and diced fresh seedless watermelon
  • 6 large leaves of fresh peppermint, plus more for garnish
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons juice and 1 teaspoon zest)
  • Honey, to taste
  • Ice pop molds and sticks

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a wide-mouth jar.
  2. Using an immersion blender, blend until the mixture is very smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into ice pop molds. Slide in a few full peppermint leaves for garnish, then freeze on a flat surface for an hour, remove, add in the ice pop sticks, then return to freezer. Freeze for an additional 2-3 hours or until frozen solid.

Notes

  • No need to sweeten this if your watermelon are fresh, local, and in season! They'll be sweet enough without any added honey.
  • Because of the small volume of the fruit pop mixture, it's best to use an immersion blender here instead of your big blender or a food processor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 fruit pops Serving Size: 1 fruit pop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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