Watermelon mint popsicles

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Watermelon is one of the best parts of summer, am I right? Juicy, hydrating watermelon is so perfect on it's own.

Watermelon is one of the best parts of summer, am I right? Juicy, hydrating watermelon is so perfect on it's own.

But the other night I bought a whole watermelon and found myself with no containers large enough to store it all. So I decided I better make some watermelon juice in the blender. And if you're gonna make watermelon juice, why not make some popsicles too!

Although I was really determined to make popsicles, my molds were already in use. So, I used some cups I had leftover from our Girl Scout's troop lemonade stand. I am linking them below because they are compostable and perfect for gatherings. And in this case, perfect for popsicle molds!

I knew I wanted to make them extra cute and watermelon-y. So I had to add the green layer. But what to add? Fresh mint of course! Mint and watermelon are the perfect, refreshing summer combo. And because I didn't love the color I got when blending just fresh mint leaves from the garden, I added in some spinach to make the color dark, rich green. No one could taste it, or ever knew I hid spinach in their popsicle. Shhhh.

I have a really hard time getting enough greens into my diet, so I'm counting adding this spinach to a healthy frozen treat a major win.

These popsicles are so simple to make, have minimal ingredients, and are sure to hydrate and cool you down. Plus, I love how pretty they are! Their slightly pink hue makes my day.

Now I'm going to be completely honest with you, this is the second time I tried to make this recipe. As simple as it is, I made one major mistake. I tried to pour the green layer in too soon. When I went to check on my pretty popsicles, I found a completely brown-green popsicle. They were delicious and enjoyed in smoothies through the week. But, the secret to a good popsicle here is waiting for the pink layer to completely freeze before adding your green. Follow the simple steps and you'll have pretty watermelon mint popsicles in no time!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon
  • 3 cups fresh mint leaves
  • optional
  • ½ cup spinach
  • honey

Instructions

  1. blend your watermelon in blender, set aside
  2. blend your mint in blender. Add ¼ cup of water if needed to help emulsify. Add in optional spinach and honey here if you desire, set aside
  3. pour your watermelon juice into your popsicle mold of choice
  4. let it completely freeze. I let mine sit for four hours
  5. add your mint juice and put pop molds back in freezer
  6. let pops sit in freezer for an additional 2+ hours
  7. Enjoy!

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Did you make these watermelon pops? If so, I'd love to see how beautiful they turned out for you. Let me know if you love them and tag me!

Are you a Young Living essential oiler like I am? If so, I recommend a single drop of basil vitality in your green/mint layer of the pop. It's so delicious and herbaceous!