Watermelon slice popsicles are a fresh, healthy and naturally sweet treat. These one ingredient popsicles are made with fruit and nothing unhealthy or unnatural. No dyes, refined sugars or artificial flavors; throw those fake store-bought popsicles to the ground! These frosty red frozen watermelon popsicles (aka “ice lollies”) are the perfect natural alternative to artificial popsicles.
Looking for a sweet-tooth satiating recipe? Search no further; watermelon popsicles are simple, healthy and sweet. Sweetened with the sugar naturally present in fruit.
Raw, vegan, paleo, refined sugar-free, sweetener-free, low glycemic load, and kid friendly healthy natural fruit popsicles. Natural desserts are the best. They even taste better than sickly-sweet-syrup-slathered
desserts poisons that reside in the freezer section of your grocery store.
Watermelon pops are an incredibly simple dessert, not to mention such a cute idea. I mean, come on; those pretty red fruit popsicles are adorable! And that frost dusting the sides gives it a wintery/snowy feel.. your own little slice of winter on a summer day.
Watermelon popsicles are refreshing and cool; the perfect snack for hot days. Also, the high water content of watermelons is super hydrating. That’s why fruit pairs so well with summer. Watermelons are, what, 92% water or something? Great summer treat to quench your thirst and your sweet tooth at the same time while sticking to a healthy, natural raw food diet.
Don’t you just love one ingredient recipes? Simplicity often equates to healthy eating. With only one ingredient, you can’t get much closer to the natural state of things that this simple recipe right here. There’s no additives, preservatives, dyes, artificial flavorings or added sugar whatsoever. One hundred percent fruit.
These watermelon popsicles = sweet, light, refreshing and relaxing.
Satiate your sweet cravings naturally. When it comes to healthy eating, fruit is nature’s sweet blessing. These watermelon popsicles, made from nature’s natural dessert, will soothe your sugar cravings like a cold bath of water after a hot sweaty run.
Even though summer has officially ended down here below the equator, it’s still hot enough for popsicles. This is the most finicky fall/autumn that I can remember; some days are wet and rainy and really cold, others are balls hot. So hot that sweat is drawn from your pores and the thought of a cool beverage is incredibly, insanely, deliriously appealing. Those days are perfect for popsicles.
Especially these fresh, sweet, cool, refreshing natural watermelon popsicles. No added sugar. Naturally sweetened with fruit. Only one ingredient. Perfectly popsicle-y in texture, with a dusting of soft iciness reminiscent of snowy seasons.
The perfect cooling energy-boost after a workout that will feel both light and refreshing. Imagine: you’ve just finished an excruciatingly long hot run with the sun blazing into your skin (or walked briskly uphill in less-than-chilly weather – no judgement) and someone offers you a watermelon popsicle… you’d accept in a heartbeat, right?
Now you may be thinking… one ingredient popsicles? No way they taste like real popsicles!
Seriously dude. They’re like popsicles. When I first made them, I was expecting something like a cold sliced watermelon… as I pulled it out of the freezer, the perfectly sculpted shape and pretty color captured my attention, but that was soon overshadowed by the taste. Sweet and popsicle-ly and candy-like.
Am I exaggerating? You’ll have to make them and decide for yourself.
In any case, my picky little brother sure loved them! These are definitely kid approved, kid-friendly, 100% guaranteed to be sucked away by any little ones who can get their tongues on it.
Now, time to get down to business.
Have you ever heard the term ice lollies?
When writing this post, I realized I only knew one word for popsicle. Watermelon pops, watermelon popsicles, watermelon slice popsicles… ice pops… frozen flavored ice? There’s only so many things you can call them while trying to avoid repetition. Surely there had to be other names. Maybe my mind was blanking.
Out of curiosity I Googled “synonyms for popsicles” and found an odd definition that nudged my eyebrows up my forehead, before they crinkled between my eyes.
Definition: “an ice lolly”.
What’s an ice lolly?
Some research later proved that ice lolly is indeed a synonym for popsicle. Interesting. Perhaps the term is more common elsewhere, besides the United States?
I guess it kind of makes sense. Ice lollies. Ice lollipops. Like frozen lollipops.
It’s just that… never in my life have I heard that name before. The fact that “an ice lolly” was the DEFINITION of a popsicle, like ice lollies was the natural universally accepted name for frozen flavored icicles (if popsicles/ice lollies are just flavored frozen liquid, then they’re basically sweet icicles, right?) was what threw me off. I’d never even heard it before, not even once. I thought, possibly foolishly, that the name for these frozen treats was popsicles and that everyone called them that. Clearly I was shrouded in a little shadow of darkness about this one.
Do most people call these raw icy desserts ice lollies or popsicles?
Whatever the case, this frozen fruit dessert recipe is delicious under any name. And simple, too. Seriously: five minutes tops, if that. No cooking or baking. No preparations. One ingredient.
They are SO easy to make. Just slice your watermelon and stick in the freezer. Done.
While they are easy, they’re also still fun! You can cut them into any shape you want. The size is completely customizable. Cut the watermelon into thin slices for a more traditionally shaped popsicle, or throw regular watermelon slices in the freezer and enjoy triangle-shaped watermelon slice popsicles.
A naturally sweetened snack that kids love. Who would have thought.
watermelon popsicles erm… watermelon ice lollies (sounds a bit strange, no? or is that just me?) are sugar-free, have a low glycemic load, are good for a natural sugar boost and also for hot days/weather. Definitely kid friendly (kids LOVE these – the shape, the color, the flavor; these watermelon pops are the whole package… even the name is cute!). What could anyone possible not like about healthy frozen candy? Watermelon ice pops could fool even the most perceptive kiddos.
An all natural healthy popsicle. Or a natural ice lolly, if that’s what you call it.
As a side note, here are some other names I found that refer to this frozen delicacy: freezer pop, ice pop, lolly ices, ice block, icy pole, and even freezie are among the different names for what I’ve always called a popsicle. What do you call this raw fruit-flavored frozen ice dessert?
Flavored frozen ice treats are known as…
- Popsicles to us United Staters.
- Freezer Pops or Freeze Pops in Ireland.
- Ice Pops (or called an “ice lolly” if has a stick; if in a cup and only partly frozen, called “slush”, which I suppose is synonymous with what the halfway frozen icy drink I refer to as a “slushie/slushy”) in Ireland and New Zealand.
- Icy Poles or Ice Blocks in parts of Australia and parts of New Zealand.
- Ice Savers in the Caicos Islands. This is my personal favorite.
- Ice Drops or Ice Candy in the Philippines. Ice Candy sounds awesome!
- Chihiros (partially derived from chill) in the Cayman Islands.
- Freezies to the Canadians.
Did I get them all right? Miss any? Where are you from and what do you call them?
- The concept of “frozen ice on a stick” was actually patented in 1923 and the creator later “sold the rights to the invention” (popsicles were an invention, who knew?).
- The word popsicle is actually a combination of pop and icicle. Apparently, some kid left a glass of water and powdered soda (powdered soda? lol) with a mixing stick in it on his porch during a cold night. The mixture froze over and voilà – an accidental creation of the frozen ice dessert we know today.
- The original name for a popsicle was Epsicle, presumably named after Epperson, the man credited for creating the first popsicle.
- Popsicle is actually a brand name, not the generic name. I found this video pretty interesting.
Wait a second. If the pop in popsicle is actually a reference to soda pop (I mean sugary poison), I think a more appropriate name for these fresh frozen treats would be juicesicle. Or fruitsicle. Fruity pops? A healthy raw dessert such as this shouldn’t bear any connotation to poisonous artificial modern-day food!
Adding a popsicle stick is optional. Just shove it into the rind of the watermelon slices before you freeze them. I suppose, with popsicle sticks, they would indeed be ice lollipops.
How about we just merge the two names – popsicles and ice lollipops – to make a universally recognizable name for frozen treats such as this and avoid any potential confusion? How does popsicle lollipops sound?
- Slice watermelon into desired shape. I like ½ inch thick triangles, but variety can be nice.
- Push a popsicle stick into the rind of each watermelon pop (optional).
- Put watermelon slices in the freezer until frozen and popsicle-like.
- Enjoy the fresh treat on a warm or hot day (or heck, even a cold day if you’re a rebel with some serious nuts).
They will stay good in the freezer pretty much indefinitely, like most frozen things do.
I have to know… have you ever heard anyone call a popsicle an “ice lolly” before?
Where are you from and what do you call frozen confections of flavored ice?