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Frozen Watermelon Pops Recipe

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Looking for an easy, healthy, and delicious frozen snack for your kids this summer? These Frozen Watermelon Pops are a delicious treat to serve a crowd!

close up view of watermelon pops with wooden sticks covered in chocolate, coconut and sliced almonds on a pink tray

Is Watermelon Good After Being Frozen?

The short answer is yes. You can freeze watermelon and eat it frozen and it is still delicious! Once frozen watermelon thaws, it will get mushy. But there are lots of things you can do with frozen watermelon, so don’t throw out your old watermelon!

Ways to Use Frozen Watermelon

  • Turn it into popsicles
  • Make watermelon slushies, granita or sorbet
  • Blend it in a smoothie
  • Blend watermelon and other fruit of your choice and make popsicles
watermelon cubes on a wooden cutting board with popsicle sticks in them

How To Cut Watermelon For Kids

overlay view of cutting watermelon into cubes on a wooden cutting board.  Cubes of watermelon with popsicle sticks sitting on the cutting board.
  • To start, slice your watermelon into discs.
  • Cut the discs into ‘strips’ and then cut those into smaller cubes for a smaller size pop.  Basically you just want pieces that would make good popsicle shapes.  
  • To see how we like to cut watermelon, see this post.
  • Place a popsicle stick in the center of each piece.

How to Make Watermelon Pops

Once your watermelon is cut and the popsicle sticks are in, you can start the dipping!

  • Melt your chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments. Stir between each 30 seconds.
  • Let the chocolate cool for just a few minutes before dipping.
  • Take each watermelon cube and dip into the chocolate so that the chocolate comes about half way up. You can use a spoon to help spread the chocolate on the watermelon.
  • If you want to add toppings, sprinkle them on now while the chocolate is still a bit melted.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours or until they are frozen.
overlay view of someone dipping watermelon pops into chocolate and setting them on a parchment lined baking sheet

After a couple of hours you will have yummy fresh watermelon pops!  You can whip up a huge batch of these in about 10 minutes.  And not only are they fast, but they are inexpensive!  You can make one of these pops for about 10 cents depending on how much you get your watermelon for.  And you can feel good about letting your kids eat more than one because they are packed with nutrients.

close up view of watermelon pops with wooden sticks covered in chocolate, coconut and sliced almonds on a pink tray

Frozen Watermelon Pops

A delicious way to serve watermelon as a treat for a crowd!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen watermelon pops
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Freeze Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 48 pops

Ingredients

  • 1 medium watermelon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • popsicle sticks

Instructions

  • Cut watermelon into discs, and then into large cubes.
  • Place a popsicle stick into each watermelon cube.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments. Stir in between in 30 seconds.
  • Dip each watermelon cube into chocolate and sprinkle toppings on. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  • Freeze for 2 hours or until each watermelon pop is frozen.
  • Serve and enjoy or place in an airtight container for up to 2 months in the freezer.
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6 Comments

I used frozen sticks (or fingers) of watermelon and rockmelon as teething soothers for my babies – for when they are old enough to grab a little stick in their hands and need something cold against their sore gums – (and it just melts away inside their mouths).

Be careful with the waetlmeron!! A couple summers ago, we gave our chickens waetlmeron they ate so much the shells on the eggs just barely hardened in it looked like soft boiled eggs!! True story!! )

this looks so good i made this for my daughter stephanie and she said who ever came up with the recipe is brilliant and really admires it

Haha! Not only does this look delicious, but I am also 9 months pregnant and understand EXACTLY what you mean about nothing making you urgently want to go up the stairs and foolishly hoping the kids will just put themselves to bed. 🙂