Homemade Watermelon Mint Popsicles

A cool summer treat your kids will love!

Summer is finally here! June 21st marks the summer solstice and it looks like the nice weather is here to stay. Kids are officially finished school and are craving cooling snacks in the heat of the summer.

The Dickie-Dee sales team have kids flooding the street with one simple click of a bell. Common popsicles are loaded with sugar and food colouring. If you want a better, cleaner option, try preparing your own! It’s easy, affordable, and fun for everyone. What better way to celebrate summer fun than engaging your kids to prepare one of their most beloved summer treats.

Watermelon's sweet pink flesh is fun and colourful, but also contains naturally occurring antioxidants and electrolytes. It makes for an extremely refreshing snack, not to mention they grow well in Canadian climates. With all this in mind, they make a perfect ingredient to prepare homemade popsicles!

Try the recipe below and have fun with other fruit combinations.

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups watermelon, sliced & seeded
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp unpasteurized honey (or adjust to taste)

Materials:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • 4 freezer-safe cups
  • (or invest in a stainless steel popsicle set - you won't be sorry!)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the watermelon into small cubes and place in a food processor, along with the mint, lime juice and honey. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture evenly into 4 cups. Put in the freezer and after 2-3 hours position 1 stick in the centre of each cup. Allow freezing for an additional 3 hours.
  3. When ready for a cool treat remove from freezer and run under warm water for a couple seconds. Gently remove from the cups and enjoy immediately. 

Makes 4

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