Summer is the perfect time for farm fresh watermelon popsicles!

Summer is officially here and the weather forecast is calling for a HOT weekend here in Maryland.  When I think of summer and hot days, it reminds me of the pool, summer foods and fun with family and friends.  I love fresh watermelon on hot summer days.  Even better…cool popsicles made with fresh melon.

I love to make popsicles because they are fun, easy and a great way to enjoy your fresh fruits.  If you have kiddos, I recommend getting  them involved in the fun.

There are so many options for this tasty, healthy treat.  You can turn so many drinks and fruity concoctions into a frozen popsicle.  Experiment with it and have fun!

Popsicles take about 5 to 6 hours to fully freeze, so you want to allow time for the freezing process.  We make ours the night before or early the next day.  I love a cold, juicy popsicle in the middle of the day when it’s nice and hot!  If you’re like me, I recommend that you prepare yours the night before.

You can find popsicle molds in many home stores, the dollar store, online and where kitchen items are sold.  When shopping for your molds, I recommend looking for BPA-Free molds.  Dishwasher safe options would be great for quick and easy cleanup.

As I mentioned before, you can create a ton of options for your popsicles.  The popsicle will taste just like the drink or mix, so make sure it’s oh-so-delicious before your start pouring.  I suggest sticking to natural sugars like fruits, instead of adding sugar filled ingredients and junk.

Do you have a favorite mix for your summer popsicles?  I would love to hear what you think about this recipe.


Watermelon Popsicles

Serves 6 to 8
4 cups seedless watermelon (no rind)
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
BLEND THE INGREDIENTS: Blend the watermelon, lime juice, and honey in a blender. Pour the mixture into Popsicle molds and place in the freezer until solid.