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
crafts sticks or popsicle stucks
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.