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Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles

    Kids and adults will both LOVE these frozen Watermelon Pops. They’re perfect for a hot day and when you just want something a little sweet treat. These frozen popsicles with watermelon and kiwi are just what you need.

    Our Watermelon Pops Recipe

    Summer is here and that means we want all the popsicles. Watermelon Pops are the perfect dessert for this summer. You get the coldness, the deliciousness and the healthy factor of it all.

    All you need it fresh fruit, coconut milk and a little time. Why buy ice cream treats, if you can make these ice pops with watermelon by yourself?

    For adults: Give it a little boozy twist

    With a little addition of vodka, rum or white wine, you can give a nice twist to this delicious frozen fruit treat. These pops are also fun for parties or bbq! There is nothing quite bringing out a nice selection of popsicles for the whole adult crew to enjoy.

    This Watermelon Popsicle recipe will do the trick.

    How to Choose the Ideal Watermelon

    If you’re going to spend money on buying a watermelon to make delicious watermelon frozen pops, then you need to know how to choose a watermelon. Watermelons aren’t always easy to pick out, so make sure to pay attention to these tips!


    Check out the shape of the watermelon

    I will tell you that the shape of watermelon is super important. When you’re going through the supermarket looking for that perfect watermelon, just know that round watermelons are actually sweeter, which is what you will want for this recipe.

    Give it a good thump

    One trick I have found, when it comes to finding the perfect watermelon is thumping it. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt the watermelon. A quick thump on the surface of the watermelon will help you hear if it’s a good one. A good watermelon will have a hollow sound inside. A hollow sound is a really good indication that it’s the perfect watermelon to bring home!

    You can tell if a watermelon is going bad by the outside. There will be dark moldy spots on the outside of the watermelon. You will also notice that the watermelon has a green striped color that is not consistent with a good quality watermelon.


    The Best Way to Store a Watermelon

    A watermelon that hasn’t been cut needs to be put in a cool dark location. It will only last about four days before going bad, so make sure you don’t buy it too far in advance.

    If you cut the watermelon up and want to use it for the popsicles later, just make sure it’s stored in an airtight container. If it’s not in an airtight container, mold can grow and ruin the watermelon all together.

    Tips for Making the Best Watermelon Popsicles

    • Once you’re good to go on buying the best watermelon, you can go ahead and make the best watermelon popsicles.
    • I would personally recommend using lemon juice that is fresh. In a pinch, you could use the bottled stuff, but this isn’t always going to make it turn out the best.
    • Make room in your freezer! I can’t tell you how many of my popsicles have gone bad because I tried to shove them into the freezer. Simply make room BEFORE you make the popsicles.
    • Allow time for the popsicles to freeze. There is no magic trick to making these watermelon pops freeze faster. Although, I wish there was! You do need to plan ahead for that part of the recipe.
    Boozy watermelon pops for summer party on a bed of ice.

    More Watermelon Recipes

    Looking for a few more boozy pops to make this summer? Try these White Wine Spritzer Popsicles, or learn how to make homemade Slushies.

    Or try these Mixed Berries and Coconut Popsicles. (Psst, they are also Keto and totally Paleo!) These Strawberry and Yogurt Popsicles just have 2 ingredients! Talk about EASY!

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    Fresh Watermelon Popsicles Recipe

    Watermelon Pops are the perfect dessert for summer. This Watermelon Popsicle recipe will do the trick. A refreshing blend of watermelon, kiwi and coconut milk.
    Prep Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 7 hours 25 minutes
    Course popsicles
    Cuisine American
    Servings 10 pops
    Calories 343 kcal


    • 3 ½ cups watermelon seedless cubed
    • ¼ cup sugar white granulated
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ cup coconut milk canned well shaken
    • 1 tablespoon sugar white granulated
    • cup fresh blueberries optional
    • 5 kiwi peeled and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ cup vodka optional


    • Prepare paper cones (cups or molds) by placing in jars or a cone holder.
    • Lay out foil and popsicle sticks.
    • In a blender, combine watermelon, sugar, vodka and lemon juice. Blend at high speed until smooth. Skim off foam if necessary.
    • Divide mixture into paper cones – about ⅓ cup each. Add several blueberries, optional.
    • Cover tops of paper cones with foil.
    • Cut a slit in the foil and insert a popsicle stick. Make sure the stick is far enough down into the watermelon mixture while still leaving enough for a handle.
    • Freeze for 2-3 hours or until almost firm.
    • With about 30 minutes remaining, prepare the coconut milk by whisking together milk and 1 tablespoon sugar until smooth. Place in refrigerator to chill. Be sure the milk is nice and cold or it will melt the watermelon layer.
    • Add about 1 tablespoon coconut milk mixture on top of watermelon layer.
      Replace foil and freeze for at least 1 hour.
    • Prepare kiwi, add to blender with lemon juice and, optional, with vodka or wine.
      Blend at high speed until smooth.
    • Remove pops from freezer and carefully pour a layer of kiwi on top of coconut milk.
      Replace foil and freeze at least 3 hours or overnight.
    • To serve, remove paper cones.


    Kid friendly version – replace vodka with additional lemon juice.


    Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    Author: Susan Queck

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