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Watermelon Ice Pops with Mint


watermelonpops4smThe charm of homemade ice pops is that there are no rules when it comes to containers — they can take any shape or form. The fruit puree and juice can be poured into paper cups, cupcake tins, mini cake tins, ice cube trays, or tall parfait glasses (like the ones we used for the pops pictured above). And with the short ingredient list, homemade ice pops are easy to make at a moment’s notice and stored in the freezer, ready to savor when the weather gets hot.

Watermelon Ice Pops with Mint

Yields: approximately 10 ice pops (depending on the size of your cups, you may yield more or less)
Prep time: 10 minutes + 6 hrs. freeze
Allergy info: soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

For the puree:
1 (4 to 5-lb.) organic seedless watermelon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup organic sugar
10 whole fresh mint leaves, washed and dried

For the pops:
12 paper cups or tall parfait glasses (tall shot/dessert glasses)
Plastic wrap or foil
12 ice pop sticks

Remove colored flesh from the watermelon rind. Discard seeds, dice watermelon flesh. In the bowl of a food processor add diced watermelon, salt and sugar; pulse until smooth. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl. Pour watermelon mixture into strainer. Using a spoon or spatula, press watermelon mixture through strainer; discard any seed pieces and large pieces of pulp.

Place one mint leaf in the bottom of each cup. Pour fruit mixture evenly into cups; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Using a sharp paring knife, make a small slit in the middle of the plastic wrap. Poke ice pop sticks through plastic wrap.

Place cups in freezer. Freeze at least 6 hours; serve frozen. Store in the freezer, covered, up to 3 weeks.

  1. Kudos Kitchen says:

    >Lovely flavor combo. Perfect for hot Summer days!

  2. Jennifer says:

    >These look like a yummy summer treat!

  3. >Watermelon! Yay! but i never think of adding mint could be that great. Hmm… I'm so doing that right in a jiffy. :) Thanks for the share! outsourcing company

  4. >My kids would love these. I might enjoy them a little bit also. Would make a nice little treat for the 4th 😉

  5. I always want to make ice pops, but I fall into the trap of thinking that I need a special mold! Usually I will make my frozen sweets and take a spoon to the top to “shave” the flavoried ice. Obviously, as you pointed out, any dish can become a ice pop shape. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. It was so nice finally meeting you, Dawn!! Your personality is infectious 😉

  7. Hi Dawn,

    Can we please have permission to use this recipe and photo on our Nature’s Harvest bread Facebook page? We can definitely include a link back to your page and give you credit.


    • dawnviola says:

      Hi Megan,

      Thanks so much for reaching out regarding my recipe for watermelon ice
      pops. You can definitely post the link to the recipe on the Nature’s
      Harvest Facebook page, but may not republish the recipe in full on any of
      the Nature’s Harvest social media sites or other sites. I’m not able to
      eat any of the Nature’s Harvest products due to food allergies and cannot

      Here is the direct link: http://dawnviola.com/watermelon-ice-pops-with-mint/

      Thanks so much,

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