Watermelon Popsicles with Cucumber and Lime – the perfect refreshing treat for those hot summer days. Sugar free and kid approved!
Summer is meant for frozen treats. And nothing is more refreshing in the heat than popsicles. Especially these dairy free, sugar free, frozen pops! All the sweetness of fresh ripe watermelon. All the hydration of crisp clean cucumber. All the tart citrus of juicy lime. If you have a blender, you can easily make these icy treats in minutes (plus freezing time, of course). So, what are you waiting for? Time to cool of this summer – go make these Watermelon Popsicles!
Inspired by Juice
My kids love the Watermelon Cucumber Cooler from Trader Joe’s. I buy bottled juice so infrequently that I didn’t really think to look at the ingredient list the first few times. Did you know that sugar is the 2nd ingredient in this drink? Coming right after filtered water. It would more accurately be called Sugar Water with a Hint of Watermelon. I knew I could do better making it myself at home. And we did…several times. But since it’s summer, I went one further and froze the delicious juice into homemade Watermelon Popsicles.
Healthy and Sugar Free
Homemade popsicles are so easy to make. No need to waste your money on store bought ones loaded with sugar. Buying fresh fruit at their peak ripeness should give you all the sweetness you need. If your fruit needs a little help sweetening, a couple tablespoons of pure maple syrup will do the trick.
I hope you love these Watermelon Popsicles with Cucumber and Lime as much as we do. If you try them, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
- 3 cups cubed watermelon
- 1/2 cup sliced cucumber (peeled)
- juice of 1 lime
- 2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup (or agave) (optional)
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and purée until smooth.
Pour carefully into popsicle molds and insert sticks.
Freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight.
To un-mold, run molds under hot water for 20-30 seconds. Pull gently on the sticks to remove the popsicles from the molds.
~Total Time does not include freezing time.