Watermelon Lemon Mint Popsicles are the most refreshing dessert! These sweet & tart popsicles are made with fresh mint, ripe & juicy watermelon, and real lemon juice for a naturally sweetened & sugar-free treat.
*Recipe originally shared August 2020 and updated July 2022*
Well, I decided to combine the best of both worlds into the legit EASIEST 4-ingredient homemade watermelon popsicle recipe. It's fresh, it's frozen, it will cool you off on the hot summer days, and as an added bonus there is no sugar added to this recipe!
You only need 4 ingredients to make this recipe: Watermelon, Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, and Fresh Mint!
How to make watermelon mint popsicles
After gathering all the ingredients, all you need to do is add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth!
Then, simply pour the watermelon popsicle mixture into a popsicle mold and freezer for 6-12 hours until frozen through.
You definitely can strain the juice out if you don't want to "gritty" texture that can come with watermelon, but I personally like using the whole fruit and don't strain these watermelon mint popsicles.
P.S- Here is the popsicle mold I used for this recipe. It's amazing, just look below! Seriously, all you need to do is run a butter knife along the edges of the mold to release these lemon mint popsicles.
How to pick a ripe watermelon
My first tip? Always pick the heaviest watermelon- I've found this is a simple trick to find sweet watermelon.
Also, always pick a watermelon that is round and that has a yellow spot on the bottom. The yellow spot means the watermelon grew in good conditions and is nice and ripe.
A lot of people do a "tap" test, but personally, I have no idea how a ripe watermelon is supposed to sound so I use those two other tricks instead.
FAQ & Substitutions:
Can I add sweetener to watermelon popsicles?
For sure! I did not have to add any sweetener because I used a very ripe and sweet watermelon.
However, if your watermelon just isn't sweet enough, feel free to add 2 tablespoon to ¼ cup of honey or agave syrup to sweeten. I personally prefer honey, BUT that means technically these popsicles would no longer be vegan. Use agave syrup or even simple syrup as a vegan sweeter!
Can I substitute the lemon or mint?
Yep! Lemon juice can be subbed 1:1 for lime juice in this recipe. If you are using lime, I recommend cutting the zest in half to ½ tablespoon since it tends to be stronger.
Also, mint can be subbed with any other fresh herbs. Mint tastes the most refreshing to me, but thyme, lavender, or basil could be fun options to try with the watermelon lemon popsicle combo.
I truly hope you all love this super easy Watermelon Lemon Mint Popsicle Recipe! It sure doesn't hurt that these popsicles are naturally vegan, gluten-free, free of added sugar, and SO refreshing. Enjoy this sweet & easy Summer treat!
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Watermelon Lemon Mint Popsicles
- 5 ½ cups watermelon chop into squares before measuring
- ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice about 2 large lemons or 3 small lemons juiced
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest zest of 1 large lemon or 2 small
- 18 fresh mint leaves stems removed, about 4 sprigs
- Cut the watermelon and zest and juice the lemons. Then, add the watermelon, lemon juice, lemon zest, and mint leaves to a blender and blend together until smooth.
- Pour the watermelon popsicle mixture into a popsicle mold filling each mold until there is 1-inch of space left on the top of the mold. Then, add in the popsicle sticks. Add the mold to the freezer for 6-12 hours until frozen through.
- Remove the mold from the freezer and gently run a butter knife along the edges of the mold to loosen the popsicles. Once the popsicles have been removed enjoy immediately as they will melt fast. Enjoy!
- Leftover popsicles can be stored in a closed container in the freezer between sheets of parchment paper for 2 months. It's important that none of the popsicles are touching and that there is parchment paper on the top and bottom of the container to prevent freezer burn.
- If watermelon is not that sweet, 2 Tbsp- ¼ cup honey or agave can be added to the popsicle mixture to sweeten.
- Lemon juice can be subbed for lime juice 1:1 but lime zest should be cut in half (½ tablespoon vs. 1)
- Here is the popsicle mold I used for this recipe