How to Make Watermelon Popsicles

Real watermelon, yogurt, and kiwi make a fun and fruity treat — and you don't have to spit out the seeds!

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This summer, cool down with this fun watermelon popsicle recipe. Designed to look like the popular summer fruit, these popsicles are bursting with natural sweetness and flavor.

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The frozen treat features three tasty layers: watermelon strawberry puree studded with "watermelon seed" blueberries, vanilla yogurt, and kiwi puree for the "rind." The result? A delicious ice pop that tastes as good as it looks!

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Quick Recipe Overview

SERVINGS:‌ 10 popsicles

PREP TIME:‌ 20 minutes

FREEZE TIME:‌ 7 hours

TOTAL TIME:‌ 7 hours 20 minutes

Things You'll Need

  • 3 1/2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

  • 1/2 cup blueberries

  • 3 to 5 Tbsp. vanilla yogurt

  • 3 kiwis, peeled and diced

  • 10-cavity popsicle mold

  • Wooden popsicle sticks

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Tip

The strawberries will enhance the color and flavor of the red layer. However, you're welcome to skip the strawberries and only use watermelon.

1. Puree the watermelon and strawberries

In a blender or food processor, add the watermelon and strawberries. Puree until combined.

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Using a spoon, remove the foam from the top.

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2. Add the watermelon puree to the mold

Spoon the watermelon puree into your ice pop mold, filling each cavity about 60 percent full.

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Chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until the puree thickens into a slushlike texture. It should be thick enough that the blueberries don't sink to the bottom when you add them.

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Tip

You might need more or less puree depending on the exact size of your ice pop mold.

3. Add the blueberries

Add 5 to 8 blueberries to each cavity. Use a butter knife or thin spatula to move around the blueberries, making sure they're visible along the sides.

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4. Freeze the watermelon puree

Carefully wipe the sides of the mold with a paper towel. This will ensure the next two layers are visible.

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Insert the wooden sticks and freeze for 3 hours or until firm.

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5. Add the yogurt layer

Spoon a thin layer of yogurt on top of the watermelon layer. Wipe down the sides as best you can and then return it to the freezer for at least 1 hour.

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Tip

Feel free to use regular or nondairy yogurt. If you'd like to use plain yogurt, you can add flavor by mixing it with 1 to 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

6. Puree the kiwi

In a food processor or blender, blend the kiwi until pureed.

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Tip

You can strain the kiwi puree to remove the seeds if you'd like.

7. Add the kiwi puree

Top off each cavity with a layer of kiwi puree.

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8. Freeze and serve

Return it to the freezer for 3 hours or overnight.

When you're ready to serve the popsicles, run the mold under warm water, making sure the water doesn't enter the cavities. Gently pull out each popsicle and enjoy!

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