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1 Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles (No Sugar Added)

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When summer finally hits, there’s nothing quite like cooling down with a few popsicles while lounging on the deck or at the beach. These 1 ingredient watermelon popsicles are refreshing, healthy, and the perfect way to cool down this summer.

homemade watermelon popsicle with a bite out of one corner

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Choose The Sweetest Fruit

The key to making these watermelon popsicles really ‘pop,’ is to choose only the sweetest watermelons.

Since we’re not adding any other sweeteners to these natural fruit popsicles you need to make sure you use the best fruit for the best flavour. That means knowing what signs to look out for when purchasing your melons.

a bunch of watermelons with a red arrow showing where the field spot is

You can learn more about choosing the sweetest and ripest watermelons here.

1 Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles

You’re in luck here, because this may just be the easiest recipe on the entire website with only one true ingredient. While you need just one food ingredient, you will need some popsicle molds as well as a blender or food processor to make these at home.

Lacking those can simply turn this into a refreshing watermelon slushie!

Ingredients

You’ll will need:

  • 1 large ripe watermelon

Special Equipment

I use my trusty Kitchen Aid immersion blender to make this recipe easy, and mess free! (Plus immersion blenders are MUCH cheaper than a stand blender!)

Instructions

1. Start by cutting the watermelon in half. Take the immersion blender and literally sink it into the time watermelon flesh. Hit the go button and puree all the fruit right there in the rind. Smart eh! No mess or extra dishes to clean up!

2. Once the pulp is fully blended pour it into the mesh strainer to separate all the liquid from the pulp. Squeeze any remaining juice out of the leftover pulp.

pouring the blended watermelon pulp and juice through a strainer

3. Stir the juice to properly mix all the natural fruit juices and then pour it directly into the popsicle molds. Freeze immediately for at least 2 hours.

4. To un-mold the popsicles, simply run a little warm water over the outside of the mold to loosen them. Pop the watermelon popsicles out and enjoy!

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close up of watermelon popsicles

Adding Flavorings

The best part about these watermelon popsicles is that they are easy to make, and use just one ingredient. That said, you can always add other things to it to keep your summer treats interesting!

Try adding:

  • Lime juice
  • Berries – Either pureed with the juice or whole
  • Other Fruit Juices
  • Alcohol – Add some rum or vodka to the juice prior to freezing. Just don’t add too much or the popsicles won’t set! (alcohol doesn’t freeze well)

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1 Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles

These 1 ingredient watermelon popsicles are refreshing, healthy, and the perfect way to cool down on a hot summers day.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword frozen watermelon recipes, healthy treats, homemade popsicles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 popsicles
Calories 1371kcal
Author Chef Markus Mueller

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe watermelon

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the watermelon in half. Take the immersion blender and literally sink it into the time watermelon flesh. Hit the go button and puree all the fruit right there in the rind. Smart eh! No mess or extra dishes to clean up!
  • Once the pulp is fully blended pour it into the mesh strainer to separate all the liquid from the pulp. Squeeze any remaining juice out of the leftover pulp.
  • Stir the juice to properly mix all the natural fruit juices and then pour it directly into the popsicle molds. Freeze immediately for at least 2 hours.
  • To un-mold the popsicles, simply run a little warm water over the outside of the mold to loosen them. Pop the watermelon popsicles out and enjoy!

Notes

I use my trusty Kitchen Aid immersion blender to make this recipe easy, and mess free! (Plus immersion blenders are MUCH cheaper than a stand blender!)

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