Refreshing Watermelon Ice Pops

We were on a roll with our mango smoothie popsicles today, and when the disappointment of our kitchen fun being over set in for the little one, I decided  that we may as well whip up another batch of popsicles.  I mean, why not? Of course, Gracen was more than game.

IMG 3268We chopped up a couple of big slices of watermelon, grabbed a lemon and lime from the fridge, and clipped a couple of mint sprigs from the garden, and we were good to go.

This recipe is pretty much identical to the one for the citrus mint watermelon cooler we made a few weeks back, other than the addition of lime and the fact that you freeze the mixture instead of just drinking it as is.  But here it is anyways…

IMG 3269Put your watermelon chunks into a blender.

IMG 3272Taste midway through to ensure yumminess.

IMG 3275Next, juice a lime…

IMG 3278And a lemon.

IMG 3279Pull out the seeds and pour the juice and pulp into your blender.

IMG 3283Next, sniff in the deliciousness that is fresh mint.

IMG 3284Then pop it into the blender.

IMG 3287Secure the lid on the blender and blend everything until smooth. (Depending on the juiciness of your watermelon, you may need to pulse and shake the blender a few times in order to build up a little liquid.)

IMG 3290Once fully blended, carefully pour the mixture into your popsicle moulds.

IMG 3292Then add the sticks and pop them into the freezer.

IMG 3295If there’s any leftover, let you toddler have a little taste and watch her eyes light up with excitement.  If Grae’s reaction to the frozen pops is anything like the reaction she had to the juice, I know she’ll love them.

Refreshing Watermelon Ice Pops

  • 2 cups of chopped watermelon (a few seeds won’t hurt)
  • A small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Juice and pulp from 1 lemon and 1 lime

Place everything in blender. Pulse and shake a few times in order to build up a little liquid.  Blend the entire mixture until smooth. Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze.


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