Easy watermelon popsicles can be prepped in 10 minutes with yogurt, lime, and agave or honey – they’re the best healthy summer treat for kids (or adults)!
These watermelon popsicles have me swooning! They’re perfect for teething babies and kid approved, yet healthy enough for us mamas to dole them out without batting an eye. My daughter begged for them all summer long.
The yogurt makes them more filling and adds a hint of creaminess while the lime adds complexity and brings out the watermelon flavor. The lime also helps with emulsification so the water doesn’t separate from the juice at the bottom of the popsicle mold. The agave syrup adds more sweetness to make it taste like the treat that it is. Sure, you can skip it, but I think it really helps enhance the watermelon’s natural sweetness. Read on for more details on the recipe or click the button above to jump right to the recipe!
Why Make THIS Watermelon Popsicle Recipe
They’re just really really good. That not a good enough reason? This recipe is tried and true. I tried different variations with various ingredients and quantities and this was ultimately and overwhelmingly the best combo.
I know you can just blend up watermelon, freeze it and call it a day but those aren’t going to be the popsicles your kids go crazy over. Making them more flavorful and filling just takes a few simple additions but makes a world of difference.
Some watermelon popsicle recipes call for more sugar and/or heating the juice up. I assume you’re just as busy as I am and are looking for a healthy treat and don’t want to put in a whole lot of effort. If I pegged you right, these watermelon popsicles are your new best friend. Sure, adding sugar and creating a syrup makes popsicles that taste more like store-bought, but that takes time and make them way less healthy. Aren’t we making homemade popsicles to avoid all the crap that goes into store-bought ones?
This recipe accomplishes all goals: easy, low in sugar, and absolutely delicious!
In addition to all of that, it’s a fun recipe to let kids help with too. Letting kids participate in the kitchen is so helpful for getting them to eat the food you try to feed them. My daughter helped dump ingredients into the blender and squeeze the lime. It makes it that much more exciting when you pull them out of the freezer a few hours later. …