Watermelon-Kiwi Popsicles

September 08, 2016 By:
30 minutes
6 hours
Nothing tastes more like summer than watermelon-except...maybe...Popsicles! The combination of the two makes for the ultimate treat on a hot day. This Popsicle recipe is also a great idea for using leftover watermelon. The layered concoction with yogurt and kiwi makes a pop pretty enough for a summertime party. It's pink enough for a baby or bridal shower and festive enough for the Fourth of July. Or you can savor it all by yourself.



  1. Cut a seedless watermelon into sections. Remove the rind and cut fruit into chunks.
  2. Fill a blender with 4 cups of watermelon chunks. Add the juice of half a lemon. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar. Blend until everything is mixed but some of the watermelon pulp remains.
  3. Fill each Popsicle mold about ¾ full. It'™s OK to spoon in the pulp. You want the pop to have some of the watermelon texture.
  4. Add about a dozen mini chocolate chips to each mold section. Use a Popsicle stick to place the chips so they'll be visible on the sides of the Popsicle. The thicker your watermelon mixture, the more likely it is that your chips won't all sink to the bottom. You want them to appear throughout the watermelon mixture as "seeds".
  5. Next, wipe the insides of the watermelon mold with a damp paper towel so there is no pink watermelon reside on your next layer. My ice pop maker holds 10 three-ounce ice pops. If you have one like this, place the cover on it, insert the Popsicle sticks and freeze for 3 hours.
  6. Once the watermelon layer is frozen, you are ready for the next layer. I used a funnel and added just enough vanilla yogurt to cover the watermelon layer. You will need about a teaspoon of yogurt in each pop. If you are using a funnel, spoon the yogurt in the funnel and push a slight amount of yogurt on top of the watermelon layer. Use the spoon or a knife to spread it evenly. Freeze another hour.
  7. During the last half an hour of freezing, cut each kiwifruit in half. Run a spoon around the inside of the kiwi by placing the spoon between the skin and the flesh of the fruit and scooping out the inside.
  8. Place the kiwi fruit in a blender with a squeeze of lime juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Blend.
  9. Once the yogurt layer is frozen, it's time to add the kiwi layer. Remove from freezer and carefully remove the lid. Fill the Popsicle molds the rest of the way with the kiwi mixture. Replace lid and freeze another 2 hours or overnight.
  10. When you're ready to serve the Popsicles, run the mold under warm water for about 30 seconds. Then remove the lid and slowly pull the pops out by the stick.