Fresh Watermelon Popsicles Recipe

12 Popsicles
5 min

It’s about to get hotter out! That means it’s time to dream up the perfect summer desserts. These watermelon popsicles are easy and delicious, made with only three ingredients for a quick treat that will cool you down on a warm day.

There’s no dairy in these pops making them vegetarian and vegan-friendly. We have plenty of creamy frozen treat recipes like pudding pops and strawberry cheesecake popsicles, so this is an extra refreshing alternative.

Holding a watermelon popsicle.
Fresh Watermelon Ice Pops

Fresh watermelon just screams summer, doesn’t it? Biting into a slice is enough of a treat, but if you want to take it up a notch, make these homemade icy treats to stock your freezer this season. The best part about this recipe is that it’s so forgiving, easy to tweak, and almost impossible to mess up. So have fun making it!

Chunks of watermelon next to other ingredients. 

Homemade Watermelon Popsicles Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. Just 3 simple ingredients! The measurements are in the printable recipe card below.

  • Fresh watermelon
  • Granulated sugar
  • Fresh lime juice

How to make watermelon ice pops

Cut fresh watermelon into chunks and remove any black seeds. It’s best to use seedless watermelon, but always check for any sneaky seeds.

Add watermelon chunks, lime juice, and sugar to a blender.

Watermelon mixture in a blender.

Pulse a few times before moving to a full blend.

Blend until a smooth purée consistency is achieved.

Red popsicles poured into a mold.

Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold.

White frozen pops mold with sticks.

Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight before removing from the molds.

Popsicle mold with red liquid and popsicles sticks in it.

Carefully remove the pops from the molds and enjoy!

Holding a red popsicle with more pops in the back on a tray.

Watermelon Popsicles Recipe Notes and FAQ

Can I adjust the amount of sugar?

Yes, this recipe is very forgiving and you can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.

Watermelon pops lined up in a tray with ice.

What kind of popsicle mold do you use?

Homemade Popsicle Mold
Homemade Popsicle Mold


  • Sturdy silicone mold that's perfect for homemade popsicle recipes.
  • Move it from the counter to the freezer without anything under it.
  • Has a bit of give so you can easily squeeze the bottoms to release the pops.
  • Lids that help the sticks stay in place.
  • Compact size that doesn't take up too much space in the freezer -- because who has that?

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Red popsicles on a tray with watermelon.

Can I make this without a popsicle mold?

If you do not have a silicone ice pops mold, you can use paper cups like I did in this recipe for Orange Julius pops.

Watermelon popsicles on a tray with ice.

How many ice pops does this recipe make?

This recipe will make 10-12 pops depending on your mold.

Popsicles on a table next to watermelon.

Easily print or save this recipe for an easy summer dessert!

More homemade popsicle recipes

  • Cake mix pops
  • Triple melon popsicles
  • Rainbow fruit ice pops
Watermelon frozen pops on a tray with ice, watermelon, and limes.

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Fresh Watermelon Popsicles Recipe
Recipe details
  • 12  Popsicles
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 6 cups fresh watermelon chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

Combine watermelon, lime juice, and sugar in a blender.
Pulse a few times before moving to a full blend until a smooth purée consistency is achieved.
Pour into popsicle mold.
Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight before removing from molds.
  • This recipe is very forgiving. Feel free to adjust the sugar to your liking.
  • Will make 10-12 pops depending on your mold.
Jennifer Soltys
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