These 2 ingredient watermelon ice lollies are so refreshing, and are the perfect healthy frozen treat to cool you down on hot summer days!
There is nothing like juicy cold watermelon for a refreshing summer treat.
Made from 100% fruit, these lollies couldn’t be easier to make: just blitz, freeze, and enjoy! With no added sugar, these ice lollies are an ideal watermelon recipe for toddlers.
Now, to be honest with you. The stripes you see in the ice lollies? They weren’t planned.
I have always made this ice lolly recipe with a hand blender and they froze in a solid colour. This time, I put the watermelon and lime in a high speed blender, and in freezing, they separated slightly, giving this pretty pattern. They don’t taste any different (and 3 year old Mini Jones still loves them just as much!), so how you blend them is up to you!
Run the molds under warm water for 5-10 seconds. Carefully and gently remove the popsicle for the mold by its stick. If it doesn’t move with a light pull, then run under warm water for a couple more seconds. Repeat until the lolly slides out.
Frozen watermelon tastes the same as fresh! However, the distinctive watermelon texture disappears when frozen, and if you freeze a chunk of watermelon and defrost it, it turns mushy. That’s why making ice lollies with watermelon is the best idea 😉
Making the best watermelon lollies:
- Choose a good, ripe, watermelon – it should feel heavy. This will give you the most sweet and flavourful watermelon ice lolly!
- Leave enough room at the top of the lolly molds to allow room for the ice lollies to expand during freezeing – around ½ cm (¼ “)
More Easy Summer Treat Recipes
- Blueberry Yogurt Drops – 2 ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need to make these frozen treats for toddlers and baby led weaning.
- Passionfruit Ice Cream – this 3 ingredients no churn ice cream doesn’t require an ice cream maker and is a delicious recipe for passionfruit.
- Eton Mess – a traditional British dessert with meringues and strawberries.
- Light Peach Eton Mess – made with peaches, yogurt and meringue, this no bake dessert can be assembled in under 10 minutes.
This post was originally published in January 2019. It has been updated with new photos and more information. The recipe remains the same.
Watermelon Ice Lollies
- 550 g seedless watermelon cut into rough chunks
- ½ lime juice optional
- Place the chunks of watermelon into a blender bowl or bowl for hand blender and add the lime juice if using.
- Blitz until smooth.
- Pour the mixture evenly into ice lolly moulds, leaving ½cm (¼ ") at the top to allow room for the lollies to expand during freezing, and freeze overnight or until firm.
- To serve, dip moulds briefly in hot water to loosen and carefully remove the watermelon lollies.