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frozen watermelon pops for the 4th of july

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

directions

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.