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Healthy Watermelon Mint Popsicles Recipe

Watermelon Mint Popsicles Recipe Elizabeth Rider

Nothing says summer like watermelon! And nothing goes better with watermelon than mint. Ergo, watermelon mint popsicles are the best summer treat!

Homemade popsicles are also super easy to make and WAAAAY healthier than any store-bought popsicles.

So many grocery store pops are filled with artificial colors, artificial sugars, and artificial flavors that are completely unnecessary and do more harm than good. Making your own at home is an easy, fun, and healthy way to enjoy a cooling summer treat.

Watermelon Mint Popsicle Recipe Benefits

Watermelon is full of vitamin C, naturally purified water, and delicious flavor, while the mint and lime add even more antioxidants and alkalizing health benefits. The lime juice adds more vitamin C, enzymes, and antioxidants, plus a natural acidic flavor to balance the sweetness of the watermelon (lime is a MUST in this recipe.)

Watermelon mint popsicles are extremely hydrating, so feel free to enjoy them as often as you’d like.

Have a TON of mint growing in your garden? Read 14 healthy ways to use fresh mint here.

One of the things I love most about this recipe is the beautiful color–the watermelon naturally separates a little as it freezes giving these pops a pretty ombré look.

Popsicles Recipe

Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow. In fact, plant it in a separate pot because it will take over your garden like a weed. You can buy a mint plant start for $2-$3 and it will yield fresh mint all summer long. It’s also really good for you and tastes delicious in both sweet and savory recipes. Here are 14 more ways to use mint if you want more ideas.

To get the best watermelon, look for one that is firm and feels heavy for its size. Give it a gentle knock–it should have a deep hollow sound. Also, only buy what you need. If you’ve ever cut up a watermelon then you know that it adds up quickly. Ask the produce person to cut it in half for you if you don’t think you’ll eat the entire thing–just about every grocery store is happy to only sell you what you need when something is sold by the pound.

You can find BPA-free popsicle molds at most kitchen stores or online for a really great price. I use these ones that I got on Amazon.

Healthy Watermelon Mint Popsicles Recipe

Makes 6-8 popsicles depending on your molds (print the recipe below)

  • 4-5 cups of chopped (about 2 inches) seedless watermelon pieces (organic if possible)
  • about 10 medium fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey (local if possible)
  • 1.5 tablespoons of fresh lime juice (about the juice of 1 lime)

Recipe: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into BPA-free popsicle molds and freeze at least 6 hours. Run the popsicle mold under lukewarm water for about 30 seconds and the frozen popsicle will slide right out. They’ll keep in the freezer for a few months if needed, but mine are usually gone within the week.

popsicle recipe

If you like this recipe, check out my Watermelon, Mint & Feta Salad next:

Watermelon Mint Salad

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Watermelon Mint Popsicles Recipe Elizabeth Rider

Healthy Watermelon Mint Popsicles Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 6-8 popsicles 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze

Description

Nothing says summer like watermelon! And nothing goes better with watermelon than mint, which means watermelon mint popsicles are the best summer treat!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 45 cups of chopped (about 2 inches) seedless watermelon pieces (organic if possible)
  • about 10 medium fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey (local if possible)
  • 1.5 tablespoons of fresh lime juice (about the juice of 1 lime)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Pour into BPA-free popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. I find it’s best to freeze them overnight. Run the popsicle mold under lukewarm water for about 30 seconds and the frozen popsicle will slide right out.

Watermelon mint popsicles will keep in the freezer for a few months if needed, but mine are usually gone within the week.


Keywords: healthy popsicles, watermelon popsicles, watermelon mint popsicles

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  1. Elizabeth DelGrosso says:

    Can’t wait to make these pops. They sound so delicious! Wish I could pin the recipe so I could fine it when I decide to make it.

  2. Marianela Pereyra says:

    LOVE watermelons. Kids would truly enjoy these =) Thanks for sharing.

  3. These look delicious. Thanks for the recipe, Elizabeth.

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