Whimsical Watermelon Popsicles (Fruit- & Veggie-Full)


These watermelon popsicles are too cute! Plus, they are packed with fruits and vegetables and can be sweetened up or down, based on your preferences and dietary needs.

These whimsical watermelon popsicles have a cool lime and cucumber

The “rind” for these watermelon popsicles is made with lime and cucumber, and I’ve included some natural options to enhance that green color. The watermelon flesh is made of, well, watermelon flesh, and it really doesn’t need any sweetener if you are using a nice, ripe watermelon. And the cutest part of all – blueberries for the “seeds”. If you can, look for wild blueberries (in season now, but also sold frozen) as they are smaller.

In terms of sweeteners, as mentioned, you may even be able to go without for the red watermelon part. If not, I would use agave nectar or another easy dissolving sugar. For the cucumber-lime mixture, your options go up – you can even use honey to sweeten as the lime juice will help to dissolve it.

These whimsical watermelon popsicles have a cool lime and cucumber

This recipe and photo for watermelon popsicles (or “freezer pops”) was shared with us by ALDI. I’ve heard that they are a fantastic store for dairy-free options, but unfortunately have never seen one! 

Special Diet Notes: Watermelon Popsicles

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

For paleo watermelon popsicles, skip the sweetener in the watermelon part (juicy, ripe watermelon should be sweet enough!), and sweeten the lime juice part with your paleo sweetener of choice.

Whimsical Watermelon Popsicles (Fruit- & Veggie-Full)
Prep time
Total time
Note that the prep time does not include chilling.
Serves: 8 freezer pops
  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • ½ cup + ¼ cup sugar (or your sweetener of choice, to taste), divided
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 drops green natural food coloring (see note below)
  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and ½ cup sugar until smooth.
  2. Pour into freezer pop molds leaving a 1½-inch space at the top.
  3. Drop 3 to 4 blueberries into each mold and insert a popsicle stick. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
  4. In a blender, puree ¼ cup sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cucumber, water and food coloring until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator.
  5. When the red parts of the watermelon pops are thoroughly frozen, pour the lime mixture onto the top of the molds. Freeze for at least 3 hours or until frozen.
Green Food Coloring: You can use brands such as India Tree for a natural food coloring option. And remember that yellow and blue makes green! Another option is to blend in a small bit of spinach (make sure it is well purees (strain if needed), which offers color and nutrition without notable taste. For even more ease, spinach powder is available.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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