Watermelon Popsicles

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These Watermelon Popsicles are one of my favorite ways to cut up this delicious fruit for a crowd. Slicing into popsicle sticks just makes the 🍉 watermelon even more fun to eat, especially for kids. I have been cutting watermelon like this for years because it has that wow factor when you serve it. You can also 🧊 freeze them for a very refreshing summertime treat. However you serve it, there’s always someone at the table who says: “Wow! That’s so cool, how did you do that?!” I’m going to show you exactly how!

Why You’ll Love Watermelon Popsicles

These Watermelon Popsicles will become your favorite new ☀️ summer treat! By slicing the watermelon 🍉 into popsicle sticks, they’re so easy for the kids to grab and eat. Freeze them for a totally natural popsicle and have them all summer long. Adults will love these with a couple of fresh and bright flavor additions such as crumbled feta, 🌿 fresh mint or even my favorite, Tajin Seasoning.

How to Prepare Watermelon Popsicles

🔪 Using a sharp knife, cut a whole watermelon in half horizontally (or purchase half of a watermelon at the grocery store).

⬇️ Now, take half of the watermelon and place it flesh side down on a cutting board. Carefully cut the watermelon vertically into 1-2″ slices.

↩️ Rotate the cutting board and cut slices perpendicular to the other slices creating squares.

🍉 You should now be able to pull them up individually and be left with popsicle sticks which you can serve right away on a platter.

🧊 If freezing them, spread the watermelon sticks out onto a cookie sheet so that they’re not touching.

⏲️ Freeze on the cookie sheet for 3-4 hours, until fully frozen. Enjoy right away or wrap the watermelon popsicles individually in plastic wrap and return them to the freezer where they’ll keep for a few days.

Nonna’s Tip 🍉

When making the slices into the watermelon, it’s so important to use a sharp, good-quality knife and to hold onto the fruit tightly and in control.

Watermelon Popsicles

Variations and Substitutions for Watermelon Popsicles

  1. You could also slice up a 🍈 honeydew or canteloupe this way as well!
  2. I love playing with some flavor additions here: try Tajin seasoning, 🧂 flaky sea salt or crumbled feta for a savory spin.
  3. For a dessert twist, you could drizzle the spears with 🍯 honey and a sprinkling of fresh mint.
  4. Sprinkle on some lime zest for a tropical feel.

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Common Questions

Can I use another fruit for these popsicles?

Yes, you could certainly use canteloupe or honeydew as well.

What is Tajin seasoning?

Tajin is a sensational Mexican lime seasoning. You can find it online or at most grocery stores. I buy the mild one but you can use any heat level you enjoy. If you can’t find it, just add a pinch of salt and a bit of lime zest to these Watermelon Popsicles.

Can I serve this for dessert?

You can absolutely serve these Watermelon Popsicles as a dessert. I would plate a couple spears with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of fresh mint.

can these be made ahead?

If serving these fresh, I would cut up to a couple hours before you are serving. If you are freezing them, they’ll keep in the freezer wrapped in plastic wrap for a couple weeks.

Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelon Popsicles

These Watermelon Popsicles makes watermelon even more fun to eat, especially for kids! Whenever I serve this, there's always someone at the table that says: "that’s so cool, how did you do that?!" I'm going to show you exactly how!
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Course: Snack
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ seedless watermelon
  • fresh mint, optional
  • Tajín seasoning , optional
  • feta cheese, optional

Instructions 

  • Cut a whole watermelon in half horizontally or simply buy half of a watermelon at the grocery store. If you buy a whole one you can wrap up the other half and put it in the fridge or make both halves if you have a lot of people over.
  • Take half of the watermelon and place it flat side down or flesh side down. Carefully cut the watermelon vertically into 1-2″ slices depending on how large you want the sticks. Rotate the cutting board and cut slices perpendicular to the other slices creating squares.
  • You should be able to now pull them up individually and be left with popsicle sticks which you can serve right away on a platter or freeze.
  • If freezing, spread the watermelon sticks out onto a cookie sheet so that they’re not touching.
  • Freeze on the cookie sheet for 3-4 hours, until fully frozen. Enjoy right away or wrap the watermelon popsicles individually in plastic wrap and return them to the freezer where they’ll keep for a few days. Enjoy on its own, with feta, or Tajín.

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Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 630mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 3201IU, Vitamin C: 46mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
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