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.
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.
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.
- 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)
- In a blender, puree the watermelon and ½ cup sugar until smooth.
- Pour into freezer pop molds leaving a 1½-inch space at the top.
- Drop 3 to 4 blueberries into each mold and insert a popsicle stick. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
- In a blender, puree ¼ cup sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cucumber, water and food coloring until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator.
- 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.