frozen watermelon pops for the 4th of july

by Amy on 28 June 2011

with the 4th of july weekend coming up, i’m sure lots of you are hosting or attending outdoor parties + cookouts. this is, without a doubt, of the easiest + cutest frozen treats to make, + a surprising crowd pleaser. when i last served them, the kids loved ’em, thinking they were popsicles. little did they know, there is no added sugar, flavorings or preservatives – these are 100% pure frozen watermelon. with a cool, refreshing taste + lovely color, they’re adult-friendly, too.

i like using a stars + circles for a 4th of july party, but of course, you can use any shape cookie cutter for different parties + events. + an extra bonus? once the pops are all eaten, you can quickly slice up the remaining watermelon + serve it up as a snack. or, if you really want to take the party up a notch, whip up a batch of watermelon-basil margaritas for the adults. so, what are your plans for the 4th of july weekend? + more importantly, what are you cookin’ up?

frozen watermelon pops

makes about 20 pops, depending on the size of the watermelon, adapted from the hungry housewife

ingredients + supplies

1 watermelon
crafts sticks or popsicle stucks
aluminum foil
baking sheet


cut the watermelon in half. reserve one side to serve as the holder for the frozen watermelon pops.

cut the remaining watermelon into 1/2” thick ring slices. using your cookie cutter, cut out shapes from the slices (preferably, stars for the 4th of july). insert one craft/popsicle stick into each watermelon shape, taking care not to poke it through.

place all watermelon pops on the baking sheet + freeze for 3-4 hours.

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1 Jessica June 28, 2011 at 10:05 am

These are just too adorable! I am definitely doing this for our 4th of July bbq and I’ll take some pics to share with you. Thanks!

2 amy June 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

can’t wait to see the pics! have an awesome fourth of july.

3 trisha June 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I am eating like a watermelon a day at this point…so appreciate a new approach!!

4 amy June 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

yay for watermelon! once the new little one arrives, you should absolutely try the watermelon-basil margaritas. sooo good. i also saw a recipe today for watermelon gazpacho that i can send your way. will find it + send it to you momentarily!

5 nancy June 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

These are just darling! I’m going to bring this to my daughter’s July4 party. Her kids are going to love it! Thanks, Nancy

6 amy June 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm

fantastic! can’t wait to hear how they turn out!

7 The Waspy Redhead June 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

These look great Amy! Lovely presentation for a party.

8 amy June 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

thank you! i think it’s a sweet, simple party presentation. + they are surprisingly refreshing for adults, too.

9 Lesley June 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Cute! And slightly less messy than just burying your face in a melon.

10 amy June 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm

agree! the tiny frozen version on a stick is much easier to eat than the giant messy slice. both ways are seriously delicious, though.

11 Amber @ Caleigh's Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

So cute! I am kind of thinking of trying to soak them in some vodka then freeze them for our all adult party on Saturday….hmmmm!

12 amy June 29, 2011 at 8:44 am

you can absolutely do that – you’ll probably still want to freeze ’em for a few hours after soaking with vodka so they don’t get drippy/soggy. they’d be great with a fruit-flavored vodka, too, for some extra flavor. hope they turn out fabulously!

13 BRIDGET July 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm


14 amy July 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

yay! so glad they were a hit with your family. happy fourth of july!

15 Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking July 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Oh these looks awesome!! So delicious and refreshing. Such a great idea and I am looking forward to making these.

16 amy July 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm

thanks, alicia! hope you love ’em. =)

17 Lannae July 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Brilliant! Love these!

18 فیزول December 6, 2014 at 2:48 am

سلام.ما ایرانیا اهل هندوانه ایم به شدت.مخصئوصا با نون و پنیر. تزئین زیبایی بود.ممنونم

19 ساره December 7, 2014 at 7:15 am

Hey fiziol love you for you kept your nation language

I am iranian too we love water mellon for our eids for example shab yalda is a night that we round which other wuth our realtive and we use water mellon for a gift for that night
Thank you fir your desighning

20 mahsa December 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

Hi.Im iranian too.shabe yalda is near.I really love this night because my all families get together .we read Shahname ,eat water melon,granadier.

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