Sweet Watermelon Ice Pops

Recently, I made watermelon coolers. They were exactly what I was looking for–a tasty and refreshing summer drink. The problem with watermelon is I had so much remaining. I had to get creative. This is how I came up with watermelon salsa and here, sweet watermelon pops.

These ice-pops are a great low-cal snack for everyone but kids will especially love them. You don’t have to add sugar if your watermelon is nice and ripe. You also don’t need ice-pop molds or ice cube trays because these guys are simply blocks of watermelon sprinkled with lemon zest, frozen, and handled using chopsticks. Simple, yet so delicious.

At first, I used skewers but after slicing my lip on the sharp edge of one :( I do not recommend it. I switched to chopsticks instead and it worked out great because they’re sturdy and don’t have a sharp edge. Of course, you can also use ice-pop sticks if you have them.

Sweet Watermelon Ice Pops
 
Ingredients
  • seedless watermelon, cut into 3 inch x 1½ inch blocks (1-inch deep)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest, grated
Instructions
  1. Cut seedless watermelon into 3 inch x 1½ inch blocks that are 1-inch deep. Make sure all rind is removed from these pieces.
  2. Place on a plate and stick each block with a chopstick to handle it.
  3. Freeze pops for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 2 hours. Once frozen, remove from freezer and sprinkle lemon zest onto each block. Enjoy!

  • http://alittleyum.wordpress.com A Little Yumminess

    Fun idea…great way to make in more kid-friendly esp. since my kid is into popsicles!

  • http://mytastyhandbook.com Adelina

    Interesting idea!

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  • http://journeyofanitaliancook.blogspot.com Claudia

    Summer scrumptious.if I would stop nibbling on watermelon,maybe I’d have some left so I could make something out of it!