Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef

As I sit here writing this post, I find myself in amazement that summer is soon coming to an end.

And, when I mean “summer,” I really mean the time the girls have been on summer vacation.  How did it go by so quickly?

This summer, we had a lot of fun and made a ton of frozen treats, like these orange creamiscle popsicles and this lemon blueberry sorbet. <— omg you have to try those, btw.

But one of my all-time faves has got to be these watermelon mint popsicles right here.  They’re just the perfect summer treat.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef

First off, watermelon is just the best thing ever, especially during the summer when it’s sweet, rich, and super juicy.  While you could have it just freshly cut on its own, I love making it into homemade watermelon popsicles.

Adding in just a touch of fresh, sweet mint and a squeeze of lime is all you need to top it off.  The mint gives a subtle sweetness and the lime makes the watermelon pop.

It’s simple perfection, just like summer.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef

To say our freezer has been jam-packed with homemade popsicles, ice creams, and sorbets this summer would be an understatement.  It’s been really fun making all sorts of flavor combinations with the girls.  And they’ve sure eaten their fair share.

While I think we’re all a little ready to get back to some normalcy around here, it has been nice to have my lil’ taste testers and popsicle eaters around so much this summer.

Love them so much.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Some tips on picking out the perfect watermelon…

  1. Look for a watermelon that feels heavy for its size.  If it seems like it should weigh more for its size, put it back and don’t stop until you’ve found one that seems oddly heavy for the same size as the others.  That’s your keeper.  
  2. Find the spot where the watermelon was laying on the ground while it grew.  If it has developed a creamy yellow spot where it right where it laid on the ground, it’s sure to be nice and ripe.  
  3. Finally, gently knock on the outside of the watermelon.  If it has a hollow sound when, as opposed to a dull sound, it’s good to go into your popsicles.

That all being said, if your watermelon isn’t the sweetest watermelon ever, you can always add a touch of raw honey into these popsicles and that should do the trick.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles | The perfect cool treat for summer! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Here’s to sweet watermelon, popsicle sticks, and even sweeter memories with my lil’s this summer.  It’s been fun and I can’t wait to see where this year takes us.

And if you’re looking for what else is still in my freezer from this summer, this is pretty much the list…

Seriously though – I think I’ll need some more help finishing off all these tasty frozen treats!

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

 

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5 from 1 vote
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Watermelon Mint Popsicles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins
 
These Watermelon Mint Popsicles are easy, sweet, and refreshing - and just perfect for summer!
Categories: Clean, Dessert, gluten free, Ice Cream, Popsicle
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: mint popsicle, watermelon pop, watermelon popsicle recipe
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice about 1/2 lime
  • optional: 1 tbsp. raw honey
Instructions
  1. Add the cubed watermelon to a blender, followed by chopped fresh mint and lime juice. (If your watermelon isn’t too sweet or you just want to add a little extra sweetness, you could add a tablespoon of raw honey as well, but it’s optional.)
  2. Blend until well pureed.
  3. To remove the bits of watermelon and mint leaves, press the blended mixture through fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. This will leave you with a smooth, watermelon liquid mixture.
  4. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds and freeze for an hour in order to solidify enough to add popsicle sticks, then freeze another 3-5 hours to set.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Sodium 1.6mg0%
Carbohydrates 9.9g3%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 7.9g9%
Protein 0.8g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This post was updated on August 18, 2016 to include new images and a recipe video.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

7 thoughts on “Watermelon Mint Popsicles

  1. Can’t wait to try this! I will use my Vitamix as it will freeze it right in the container. Thanks for such a yummy sounding combo!! Mint plants in my yars so I always look for ways to use it!

  2. 🙂 Oooooh I’ll definitely be making these!!! I live in Hawaii, and it gets very humid too. Especially in August! Like you, I’ve been wanting to make popsicles for so long…I just haven’t gotten around to buying some popsicle molds. In the meantime I will use them cups and chopsticks….;) Thank you for this recipe!

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