Frozen Watermelon Pops

I don’t know what part of the world you are in, but HOLY is hot and nasty humid here in Florida. My little tadpoles(children) are living in the pool. Thank goodness for the pool!

I love to bring them out fun summer-y treats when they are outside. And we all know how annoyingly messy Popsicles can be! So frozen watermelon is your answer folks. no fuss no mess.
I get these really cute mini watermelons at the store and use one side to make the pops and the other half as the “pop holder”. Too cute huh? I had previously used a circle cookie cutter to make my pops but I saw that Family Fun had used a star cookie cutter. Duh.! Cute for the 4th of July.
1 watermelon
Craft sticks(or popcicle sticks)
Cookie Sheet
Cut you watermelon in half. Reserve one side for the “pop holder”
Cut thick ring slices (about 1/2 inch thick) of watermelon
Use your cookie cutter and cut out your shape
Insert your craft stick into your watermelon shape, taking care not to poke it through.
Place on you foil lined cookie sheet and freeze for a few hours.


  1. 1
    Elizabeth says:

    Very cute idea!

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    can your hubby please come build a small pool for us here on cape cod? our beaches are dirty and filled with tourists, so I'd rather have my own pool, thanks! LOL

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    VeggieGirl says:

    I'm in the midwest, and yes it is DEFINITELY humid here – love your watermelon treat!!

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    finsmom says:

    Adorable! Just perfect for the kidlets! I will totally be making these very soon!

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    Sherié says:

    I've been making popsicles out of blended watermelon– this is even easier, less mess, & cuter. Thx. 🙂

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    Kaitlin says:

    What an awesome idea. Those look so appealing in this heat. I'm in Dallas where it was a steady 102 degrees everyday last week – ew! I so could have used one of these pops! I will have to try them, yum.

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    Kaitlin says:

    ^ I think I totally commented that from the wrong account, oops – Oh well!

    It's the heat… 😉

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    Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer says:

    VERY fun. Funny I just posted about the heat today too – haha.

    I'm printing this and trying it when we see my nieces in a few weeks 😀

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    HannahBanana aka Amanda says:

    A nice healthy treat…great idea!

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    This is such a cute idea! We are in Orlando and I know exactly what you mean! If you don't have a pool around here you are screwed.

    You sound like a good momma making treats like that! 🙂

  12. 12

    LOVE IT! very cute and fun for the 4th of July. 🙂

  13. 13

    I am always freezing watermelon but never in such a fun shape.

    Thanks for the 4th of July idea!

  14. 14

    What a neat idea!! I would have never thought of frozen watermelon.

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    I bet the tadpoles (and all their little friends) absolutely love this…

    Frozen grapes are also, albeit more "adult", excellent it's-hot-as-hell-out-here-and-I-feel-like-I'm-going-to-go-into-heat-stroke-any-minute syndrome!

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    Delectable Dining says:

    These are SO cute!

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    nawkboy says:

    Thanks for visiting mine today! Great idea. I'll have to tell m-i-l for our nieces and nephew.

    We certainly don't miss Houston this summer and are up in the mountains in Utah where it's cool. What a change. We don't even need a pool!

    Keep cooking and check in every once in a while. Cheers,

  18. 18

    Girl…Holy Hell is right! It's crazy hot in Ohio too! Great idea!!! Stay cool!

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    Seriously, you are pure genius!!! They are awesome! And you're so right about the messy popsicles – UGH. I hate the mess the little ones get on themselves and everything else in sight with those! Can't wait to give these a try!

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    Leslie M. says:

    YOUR a Genius Les!!! and a GREAT Mom!!!!! Yeah it is hotter than heck here in GA too… hate the Humidity!

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    Your watermelon pops are simply adorable! And so refreshing. You come up with the cutest ideas ever. I think YOU should pitch ideas to Family Fun magazine.

    We're having the exact opposite weather here on Cape Cod. Last week it was in the 50's or 60's and raining almost all week. This week it has reached the mid 70's, but it's still raining every day!!! I fear summer will never begin…

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    Tasty Health Food says:

    I've tried frozen grapes and strawberries, but never watermelon. Thanks for the idea!

  23. 23

    so cute!

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    Culinary Wannabe says:

    How cute! I wish it would get that warm here. It rained for nearly the whole month of June. Ugh!

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    I love them!!

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    ♥peachkins♥ says:

    this is cute and refreshing!!!

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    great idea! if it was hot here, which it is NOT, these would really hit the spot. love the shape, too. 🙂

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    Oh, that is VERY cute and what a great idea! One of the twins is a fiend for watermelon.

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    Super cute! I love watermelon.
    Know what would be fun? To put these on wooden skewers alternating with grapes (frozen grapes are awesome!)

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    Jennifer says:

    Those are SO cute!!!! It's watermelon season here, I'll have to make these for my nephews this weekend! Thanks for yet another fabulous creation 🙂

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    Katrina says:

    Finally a cooling breakthrough here in the midwest, even the humidity is taking a break. But MAN it was nasty last week! I'm sure it's even worse there in FL! CUTE watermelon pops. I saw these on Family Fun and need to try them. My boys would love them.
    Way too cute with using both sides of the melon!

  32. 32

    These are so adorable. It's hot here too, it was 108 degrees over the weekend!

  33. 33

    Those are too cute! I'm sure the kids love 'em.

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    So cute!!! I bet the kids loved them. I am actually a little jealous of your weather. It has been cool and rainy here in Boston and my kids stare longingly at the pool every day hoping for some sun!

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    MaryBeth says:

    How cute…I love a good,sweet and cold watermelon. Here in Beaverton we will be almost 90 for the 4th

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    I love watermelon. It is hot and humid here in DC too. I wish I had a pool!

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    YUM…..MEEE. This would be so refreshing right about now! Love it!

  38. 38

    What a fabulous idea! I can see doing this with cantaloupe, too!

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    I am addicted to watermelon. I have to have it every day! I can't wait to try it in pop form!

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    Stephanie says:

    Wow! I love your blog! I was wondering if I could use your watermelon idea for my blog? Do you mind? I have a frugal blog and my readers love getting easy, cheap, kid recipes and this would totally be awesome to post for them. Please let me know!

    My blog is


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    Bridget says:

    I love these!! Thank you for a beautiful post.

    I've included this recipe in my Ultimate Top 30 Healthy Recipe Posts on the Internet

    Thank you for sharing!!

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    cookies and cups says:

    Great idea!!!

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    I love this, and it's such a healthy way to get in a cool treat!

  44. 44

    aw what a cute (and healthy!) idea! i'm in marco island for the summer and the heat is brutal down here! we aren't getting all those storms like tampa haha

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    So cute!!!! I use frozen watermelon to make yummy beverages and it eliminates ice so it wont get watered down.

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    So cute Leslie! I don't even like watermelon and I adore this! This is the kind of things I would like my kids to eat, if I had any that is! Keep enjoying the hot days!

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    figtree says:

    Its not quite as hot as Florida in Philadelphia..but it could be the dead of winter and I would still want one of your adorable frozen watermelon pops… Cant wait ti try them!!!!!!!!!!!! Figtreeapps

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    I bought a watermelon this week and our son Mike has eaten it all himself! I love frozen watermelon, these are adorable!

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    burpandslurp says:

    Wowee! this is so adorable and healthy and refreshing!!

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    Kerstin says:

    What a great idea, they are so cute!!

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    foodcreate says:

    Fabulous and very refreshing!

    thanks ~

    Join, post your comments !

    Have wonderful Day~

  52. 52

    You are THE most creative person ever. I love the looks of these. I'm going to visit friends next week in South Carolina and I can't WAIT to live in the pool myself!

  53. 53

    Duh, brilliant!!!! I've frozen grapes and blueberries and bananas, but never tried watermelon. Excellent idea!

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    Bridgett says:

    Sounds like a fun little treat! Perfect for our hot days here as well.

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    This sounds "cool"!

    Glad you found my blog and hope you enjoyed my Rosa Marina recipe! I'm adding you to my blog roll so I can pop over and catch your recipes now and then!

  56. 56

    Oh what a cute idea, I can see the kids loving it! This must be refreshing and it sure is a healthy way to satisfy thirst and a sweet tooth 🙂

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    Foodycat says:

    Hey, I have a watermelon in the fridge…

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    Leslie, this watermeln look so goood and refreshing!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I made these, do you mind if I post them on my blog? Great idea!

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    Miranda says:

    Great idea…I never thought of using sticks…This looks great for the kids.

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    I just stumbled across your blog! LOVE IT! You are Hilarious! I LOVE your recipes! I'll be back for sure!

  62. 62

    Very sweet idea! I just found your blog and absolutely love it!

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    Angeliquez says:

    awww arent those the sweetest thing ever?

    and its such an awesome idea!

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    Just adorable!

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    Could these get any cuter? I am loving this recipe and I know my kids would too.

  66. 66

    Wow!! These are so cute!! My youngest will love them!!! TFS!!

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    michelle@everyday celebrating says:

    love love love it!
    I'll be linking to them on my blog!

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    J.Danger says:

    These are one of our favorites over her at our house! That and frozen grapes- love them!

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    My parents are in Florida so I keep hearing how miserable it is from them!

    Me, I am out of Phoenix for the summer plopped into a lake front cabin in northern Wisconsin where the high temps are currently in the 70s. Wish I could send along some of our cool breezes!

    Love the frozen watermelon pops. They're creative, healthy, and refreshing – a triple winner!

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    I love this idea! Your blog is super cute!

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    Snooky doodle says:

    what a cute idea 🙂 I just discovered your v=blog and its really nice 🙂

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    Multi-tasking Mommy says:

    I'm new here and am loving this idea! Thanks so much, just bought a HUGE melon yesterday 😉

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    I blog about cooking for kids. I need to share this idea, it's awesome…now if only I still had watermelons some where.

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    I don’t think holy and hell can ever be compatible words. Love your tips though!


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