The most refreshing treat of summer- Watermelon Lemon Mint Popsicles- have officially arrived! These sweet & tart popsicles are filled with flavor from fresh mint, ripe & juicy watermelon, and real lemon juice. Plus, they are a naturally-sweetened popsicle with no sugar-added making them the perfect healthier dessert!
Well, I decided to combine the best of both worlds into the legit EASIEST 4-ingredient 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!
Sometimes I feel silly calling my popsicle recipes "recipes", but they are some of my favorite simple go-to desserts! Just 4 easy ingredients needed showcasing the best flavors of summer:
- Fresh seedless watermelon (seedless is important unless you don't mind eating seeds since we are blending everything together)
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Lemon Zest
- Fresh Mint Leaves
*Full ingredient list with measurements in the recipe card at end of post*
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 my 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 the popsicles. No running under water necessary!
FAQ & Substitutions:
Can I make this recipe with other fruit?
Unfortunately, nothing can replace watermelon in this recipe because of the high water content.
Can I add sweetener to this recipe?
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 in 2 Tbsp to ¼ cup 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!
Any tips on picking a sweet watermelon?
Yes! 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 other tricks instead.
Any subs for 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 Tbsp since it tends to be stronger.
Also mint can be subbed with any other fresh herbs. Mint tastes the best to me, but thyme, lavender, or basil could be fun options to try with the watermelon lemon 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!
Looking for more refreshing summer dessert recipes? Check out these SGTO favorites!
- 5 ½ cups watermelon (about 770 grams, chop into squares before measuring)
- ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (79 ml, about 2 large lemons or 3 small lemons juiced)
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest (6 grams, zest of 1 large lemon or 2 small)
- 18-20 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 Tbsp vs. 1)
- Here is the popsicle mold I used for this recipe
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
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