These two-ingredient, healthy watermelon popsicles are perfect for summer. It doesn’t get much more sunshiny, bare feet in the sand, summer barbecue than homemade fruit popsicles.

watermelon popsicles sitting on ice cubes with whole strawberries and watermelon slices around them.

Summertime in Florida is hot, so I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen, but I need foods that keep me hydrated and energized. This two-ingredient popsicle recipe is a summer favorite in my house and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Table of Contents
  1. Homemade vs Storebought Popsicles
  2. Watermelon Popsicle Variations
  3. Popsicle Storage Options
  4. Watermelon Popsicles FAQs
  5. More Popsicle Recipes
  6. Watermelon Popsicles Recipe

Homemade vs Storebought Popsicles

healthy fruit popsicles on wooden sticks.

Store brand popsicles have come a long way since my childhood. There are several more real fruit options now., and a lot less food coloring. Yet many popsicles are still made with only fruit juice instead of the whole fruit. You miss out on some awesome nutrients as well as the fiber from the whole fruit to help your body process the natural sugar.

I’ll keep making my own when I can, and enjoy these watermelon popsicles even more since I know exactly what’s in them!

Watermelon Popsicle Variations

I love how simple this recipe is. You only need two ingredients to make very satisfying treats. Yet this recipe can also be easily changed to fit your taste preferences! Toss in 1/2 cup leafy greens to turn these into smoothie pops. Instead of using strawberries, use frozen mixed berries for a wider variety of fruit.

Toss in some fresh basil leaves for a more complex flavor profile, or add in your favorite summer cocktail mixture for some boozy popsicles (but don’t forget to label the bag as ‘adult-only’!).

red fruit popsicles sitting on ice surrounded by strawberries and watermelon.

Popsicle Storage Options

You can use a variety of methods to freeze and store your lovely new summertime treats. Here are three great options:

Paper cup and popsicle stick: You can use small paper cups and wooden popsicle sticks to make your own molds. Pour the pureed fruit into the cups then set them in the freezer (flat) and put a wooden stick into each cup. Once frozen, tear away the paper cups and store them in a freezer-safe container or eat immediately.

Popsicle sleeves: I love using popsicle sleeves to freeze smoothies, popsicles and more! They are easy to carry with me or satisfy a crowd. Use plastic sleeves or silicone reusable ones, depending on your preference.

Popsicle molds: This is a fun, sustainable way to mold and store my watermelon popsicles. They are fairly easy to clean and reuse and they don’t take up too much freezer space. You can search for super fun shapes too!

strawberry watermelon popsicles on a wooden stick sitting on ice.

Watermelon Popsicles FAQs

How many calories are in watermelon popsicles?

My two-ingredient popsicles have 23 calories! While I focus more on counting the whole foods I eat instead of calories, I love that this simple snack won’t weigh me down for the day.

How do you store homemade popsicles?

I like reusable molds for my popsicles, yet you can also freeze them in paper cups (don’t forget to add a popsicle stick before freezing!). Once frozen you can keep those popsicles nice and safe in a silicone freezer bag until you’re ready to enjoy them.

How do you make watermelon freezer pops?

Easy! My watermelon popsicle recipe is only two ingredients. All you need to do is blend the strawberries and watermelon until smooth, then pour them into your preferred popsicle molds and freeze. Once frozen, you can store them for up to a few months or enjoy them right away.

More Popsicle Recipes

What better way to prep for those hot summer days and long summer nights than by stocking the freezer with delicious fruit popsicles? I’ve got some great recipes to get you started:

Which one sounds like a winner? Drop a comment and let me know your fav popsicle combinations; I love getting new ideas!

fresh watermelon popsicles sitting on ice with fresh strawberries and watermelon slices.
4.64 from 158 votes

Watermelon Popsicles

Two simple ingredients is all it takes to make watermelon popsicles sweet enough to fall in love. Ask your kids to join in making this refreshing summer treat.
Prep: 5 mins
Freezer Time: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 6 popsicles

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups watermelon seeded and cubed
  • 1 cup strawberries

Instructions 

  • Place watermelon and strawberries in blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze several hours or preferably overnight before eating.

Notes

  • Popsicle molds differ in capacity. For this recipe, we used 3/4 cup (6oz) molds. Paper of silicone cups can be used in place of the popsicle molds.
  • Use the whole fruit instead of fruit juice. That way you keep the fiber that helps breakdown the natural sugar. 
  • Feel free to toss in some leafy greens to up the healthy benefits of these fruity popsicles! Add 1/2 cup leafy greens (spinach is a great option) and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 93mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 291IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    Only 2 ingredients and positively delicious. And in popsicle form, my husband and grandkids all enjoyed them.

  2. 5 stars
    My new summertime favorite . This recipe is a great treat after a workout . Very refreshing and the right amount of sweetness.

  3. 4 stars
    Yum- it wasn’t very sweet and it will really taste great when the weather is nice and hot, but it was pretty good. I would definitely like some more sweet and tang so next time some lime and honey would be great, I think.

  4. 5 stars
    I’m not a watermelon fan, but both my husband and I enjoyed this recipe. I didn’t have popsicle holders so I turned it into a shaved ice. Sat on the patio eating shaved ice in 100 degree weather. Yummy.

  5. 5 stars
    Did not prep them early enough so will try the frozen version tomorrow. But the liquid was nice.
    Rating is for the smoothie I made …. For a smoothie I did the watermelon smoothie again! It is definitely best with fresh watermelon and frozen cherries, frozen strawberries and of course lime…frozen or fresh is fine cuz it’s such a small amount. Agree that with frozen watermelon (even in a Vitamix) you have to add water which dilutes the flavor. I much prefer it without the water. I think I am going to like the watermelon smoothie with lime better than the popsicles but we will see tomorrow.

  6. 5 stars
    Great little healthy treat for a warm day. Not too sweet, not too tart, perfect combination.

  7. 5 stars
    Mildly sweet and delicious. The whole family loved them. Didn’t have mold but improvised with cups. Will definitely make again when I get actual popsicle molds.

  8. 5 stars
    A perfect treat for such a hot and humid day in Florida! I used blueberries instead of strawberries due to allergies and squeezed in half a lime. Fantastic!

  9. 5 stars
    Watermelon and strawberry? What couldn’t be a better combination. I have made many many fruit pops with this combination. even kombucha. Also add some blueberry, and a touch of lemon for that extra zip. Sometimes I’ll even add a bit of mint. This is a go to refresher for anytime of the day, especially while you’re hitting the gym. Love it!

  10. 4 stars
    Very fresh and refreshing. Great way to have a healthier cold summer treat. I think adding fresh mint would enhance it even more.

  11. 4 stars
    Refreshing. Will be good to have when coming inside from yard work. Nice taste not too sweet. Really loved the leftovers which we drank last night as a smoothe May add some mint next time