Fruit popsicles don’t get any easier or tastier than these watermelon strawberry popsicles! A healthy summer dessert recipe that kids and adults love!
Is there anything better than an ice cold popsicle on a summer day? These whole fruit popsicles are so refreshing, and they are beautiful, too! The berries and watermelon make a gorgeous shade of pink.
Are popsicles healthy?
It really depends on the type of popsicles you eat. If you are buying artificially flavored and colored popsicles that have lots of corn syrup in them, then no, those are not healthy.
But if you’re making your own popsicles at home with healthy, whole fruit, then yes, those are a healthy summer treat.
How do you make fruit popsicles?
It’s so easy! Just blend some watermelon, and some strawberries, and then fill your popsicle molds. Stick them in the freezer, and in a few hours, you will have deliciously fruity popsicles to enjoy.
Of course, you will want to make sure that the fruit you choose is very sweet and ripe for the best flavor. You can improvise – use a variety of berries, or different melon, or some citrus fruit.
Whatever fruit you choose, the steps are the same – blend your fruit, pour into the molds, and freeze.
How to make creamy fruit popsicles:
The process is basically the same, but you will need to add some dairy free yogurt to your popsicles for a creamy texture. Try these Pina Colada Popsicles, or these Blackberries and Cream Pops.
You can also try adding avocado or full-fat coconut milk for a creamy texture. Avocado would add some nice healthy fats to the popsicles.
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Watermelon Strawberry Fruit Popsicles.
Two ingredient watermelon strawberry fruit popsicles - so tasty, and so refreshing on a hot summer day!
- 2 cups seedless watermelon cubed
- 10 strawberries sliced
Place the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor, and blend on high until smooth.
Pour watermelon puree into the popsicle mold, filling halfway. Keep some watermelon puree in the blender.
Add the strawberries to the blender, and blend until smooth.
Pour the watermelon and strawberry mixture into the popsicle molds, filling almost to the top.
Place the lid on the popsicle mold, and insert popsicle sticks.
Place in freezer until frozen - about 3-4 hours depending on the size of the mold.
Remove popsicle mold from freezer when ready to eat and let it sit for a few minutes before removing the popsicles.
The amount of fruit will vary based on the size of your popsicle molds. Adjust as needed.
Serving size is one popsicle.
This post was originally published in June 2014. It has been updated with new photos and text.
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Wow! Totally awesome!!!!
You could also put some whole berries after you bled the most of the juice.
What a beautiful, healthy treat for summer! I love the concept of strawberries and watermelon together in a refreshing popsicle. Brilliant, m’dear!
Thank you, Julia!
great healthy refreshing pops!
cute idea! Love the little sticks :) Where did you get the mold from?
Hi Liz! The mold for these is actually a Tupperware mold from quite awhile ago. It is nice because it is a smaller size, which is better for kids, in my opinion.
Great idea! :)
Watermelon and strawberries? Delish! Love the flavor combo!
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen
I’m loving all the frozen treats for summer. Thanks for sharing, Kelly ;-)
Katie @ Produce on Parade
Yum! I’ve been putting a ton of watermelon in my smoothies in place of …water! :) A shame you couldn’t find any sticks anywhere. I’ve had the same problems when making caramel apples!
Yes! I love putting watermelon in smoothies! It’s so juicy!
way to be resourceful! I was about to make popsicles today because it was pretty warm this morning, and now all of a sudden we are having a thunder storm. will have to wait for later this week! I love the ombre…so trendy :)
Thanks, Caitlin! We have had lots of storms here, lately, too!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
What a good husband finding a popsicle stick solution for you! Smart fella. These popsicles sound delicious! And you are so on trend with the ombre! Can’t wait to see what other popsicles you have coming our way : )
Thanks, Natalie! I was so happy he found those sticks!
May I ask what the solution for popsicle sticks was?
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
I love the ombre effect of these, and that they only have two ingredients! Fresh fruit pops are my favorite, because I can enjoy them knowing that I’m having a healthy treat. I can’t wait to see what other recipes you have in store this week!
Thank you so much, Kristine!
I am so excited for popsicle week! I love the simplicity of these and have everything in my fridge right now to make them. Best way to welcome summer! Yum!
Thanks, Allison! They are so simple, but they really are flavorful and refreshing!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
Popsicle week … I love it! Perfect way to kick off summer! I also totally love how simple (and ombre! lol!) these are! Well, and not to mention the brilliant tip for the popsicle sticks (I’ve kinda wondered about those craft sticks, too …). Pinning for sure!
Thanks so much, Shelley!
These popsicles look amazing, Kelly! Seriously, only two ingredients?? Sign me up! Loving the combo of watermelon and strawberries and can’t wait to see the rest of your popsicle recipes. :) Pinned!
Thank you so much, Sarah!