Recipe: Layered Melon Popsicles

Since I purchased the popsicle mold I mentioned here, I've been enjoying my healthy frozen treats often, as a snack or after-dinner dessert. This recipe uses one of my favorite fruits, the watermelon. I can eat and eat and never get tired of it. In college, my roommate once said "You know you live with a dietetics major when you find watermelon seeds in the couch cushions." It's just soooo gooood! In addition to highlighting this beloved food, I'll teach you how to make layered popsicles. They look super fancy and really aren't all that difficult to make. It takes a little more time and patience, but you're already in for some waiting if you're making popsicles anyways. Mine ended up a little uneven on this batch, but I like to just call that "rustic." The amounts in this recipe are specific to my mold, but you can easily adapt it to whatever mold you have, even if that's just an ice cube tray. Pop1

mold My mold. It makes 10 pops and has a handy lid to keep the sticks in place. You can learn more about it here. watermelonblender The great thing about melon is they liquefy easily. No worries about having to get in a fight with your blender. pouring layers The key to these is freezing the layers separately so they don't mix. Into the freezer we go! melon1 melon2 This is the other melon I used. I got it at the market, but I don't know what it's called. Let me know if you have any guesses! layers2 I love the contrast between pink and green melon. Cantaloupe would be nice too if you're a fan of the pink/orange combo. pop I added the final layer and this is the result! These look so pretty I almost don't want to eat them. Almost. Check out the recipe below.

Layered Melon Popsicles

makes 10 servings


3 cups cubed watermelon, seeded 1.5 cups cubed honeydew or other similar melon

  1. Put your watermelon in a blender and process until liquefied. Transfer liquid to a measuring cup.
  2. Pour watermelon liquid into molds until 1/3 full.
  3. Place lid on mold and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid, approximately 6 hours.
  4. When ready to add next layer, repeat steps 1-3 with honeydew, minus the part about the popsicle sticks because they're already in place.
  5. Once honeydew layer is frozen, finish off your pops with the rest of the watermelon liquid and freeze in the same fashion.
  6. Once pops are frozen, remove from mold and enjoy!