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!
Fresh cut watermelon
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Put the tray of watermelon on a stick into the freezer. Allow to freeze for 1-2 hours.
- 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.