Watermelon on a Stick

This is about as easy as they come, y'all.

But in this Texas summer heat, we cling to all of the cool summer treats we can find! That's why I love this one as a favorite fruit turned frozen. I am a big fan of it being a one-ingredient, no-sugar-added option. My older daughter loves that she can hold onto it one-handed post-bike ride without it dripping like a popsicle would. My younger one seems to most enjoy these as a flavorful remedy to ease the discomfort of teething.

However you and your family choose to eat these, take a few pieces from your next watermelon and turn them into these super simple and yet satisfying summer snack!

Watermelon on a stick

Ingredients:
Fresh cut watermelon

Instructions:

  1. Wash the outside/rind of water and pat dry. Cut the melon in half. With the flesh side down, remove the rind from the entire half.
  2. Once the rind is removed, cut several slices vertically and horizontally, until you have 20-30 separate, long "stalks" of watermelon. Be sure that each has enough of a buffer to hold onto a popsicle stick.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Gently insert a popsicle stick into each long piece of watermelon. Place each watermelon on a stick on parchment paper until you have the number of them you wish to freeze.
  4. Put the tray of watermelon on a stick into the freezer. Allow to freeze for 1-2 hours.
  5. Remove tray from freezer.Enjoy immediately, or transfer watermelon on a stick from the cookie sheet into an air tight container. Separate any that are being returned to the freezer with small pieces of the parchment paper.