These Watermelon Mint Popsicles are deliciously refreshing, sweet and made with only three ingredients!
Happy June 1st friends!! I know summer doesn’t start until June 20th, but I can’t help but celebrate from today. My fav thing about summer? The crazy refreshing in season ingredients – case in point, watermelon. I think it’s safe to say I’m totally and completely in love with watermelon at this point. The combination of watermelon, lime and mint in these Popsicles happened without me even trying, and I dare say it’s one of the best ingredient combos for summers. These Popsicles were SO easy to make that it’s almost embarrassing to share such an easy recipe, but they were even easier to devour, so I knew without a doubt that I had to share this one with you.
The mint is a no brainer once you add it in. Just smelling mint makes me refreshed, but it really takes these pops to another level. Already cold, it gave it that just-popped-mint-y gum taste that made me feel like I was swimming in AC. Hopefully that never literally happens, but the day I made this I was melting, and this cooled me all the way down.
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
- 6 cups watermelon chunks
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 20-30 mint leaves, finely diced
- 8 popsicle sticks
- To the blender/food processor, add the the watermelon and lime juice and blend until smooth, about 15 seconds.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl to discard the watermelon seeds. Stir in the mint leaves.
- Pour the mixture into 8 popsicles molds equally.
- Place the molds in the freezer and freeze until slightly firm, about 1 to 2 hours depending on your freezer (check after one hour). Insert the popsicle sticks. The mixture should be slightly solid enough to hold the popsicle sticks in place without them sliding over. Squeeze out all the juice and discard the watermelon pulp.Pour the mixture among 8 popsicle molds. Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour.
- Return to the freezer and freeze until firm, about 4 to 6 hours.
- Remove popsicles when ready and let sit on the counter for about 5 minutes to remove from the molds. Enjoy!
Recipe NotesThis recipe is vegan and gluten free. You can use a drop of mint extract instead of mint leaves as a substitute. Place any remaining popsicles not being eaten immediately back into the freezer. These can be stored in the freezer for several weeks.
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