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Salty (or not) Watermelon Pops

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Watermelon is a huge Summertime favorite at our house.  Hubby loves it salted but I prefer my watermelon unsalted.  By popular demand*, these popsicles can be prepared either way. ;-)  

They're big on natural flavor, light on your budget (less than 20 cents per serving) and super easy to make.

Grab one for an afternoon snack or serve them for dessert at your next family BBQ.  Everyone has room for watermelon!

*Special "Thanks" to everyone who responded to my recent Instructables survey
 
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Step 1: Ingredients and tools:

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Ingredients:
  • 1 Seedless Watermelon- ripe
  • Powdered or superfine sugar*
  • Sea salt
Tools:
  • Popsicle molds or Dixie cups
  • Craft or popsicle sticks
  • Blender
  • Hand mixer 
*Superfine sugar isn't a specialty ingredient.  It's just finely ground white sugar and it's easy to make in a blender. Just make sure the inside of your blender in thoroughly dry before beginning.  Blend in small 1/2 cup batches.  Pulse the sugar a few times then blend on high for 15-20 seconds. That's it! 

I made watermelon, strawberry, mint popsicles they are great especially when everything comes fresh from my garden!!!

mmm mmm i'd love me one of those

m4lwin45 months ago

yhm yummy!

WUVIE1 year ago
These are just absolutely cool. Love 'em!
Great Instructable, as always!
HollyMann1 year ago
Those look amazing!!!!! My son will love them! Thank you!!!
vishalapr1 year ago
Those look delicious, can you ship some over here as its going to take 4 more months for summer ;)
bajablue (author)  vishalapr1 year ago
:-D
Davek721 year ago
Have you ever tried lime on the Watermelon in place of salt? We did and have never switched back! It doesn't take much, and it's delicious.
bajablue (author)  Davek721 year ago
No Dakek... I haven't... but I think I'll squeeze some lime juice into my next batch! What a great idea!!! Thank you!
Spydamonky1 year ago
Fantastic idea! I will have to wait for summer to try this as it is too cold and rainy to enjoy some watermelon pops right now :)
bajablue (author)  Spydamonky1 year ago
Same here, Spydy! I'm back in Idaho for a couple months and we had SNOW last week.

BRRR! ;-(
Makes me hungry :)
bajablue (author)  halofreak1011 year ago
This is a good thing! ;-D
Marstole2 years ago
Now i'm totally convinced i wanna eat watermelon pops
bajablue (author)  Marstole2 years ago
YAY... that's a good thing! ;-D Thank you for commenting, Marstole!
looks like a great recipe and Im definetly going to try it. but why salty? Is it actually good?
bajablue (author)  pineappleattack982 years ago
I think the salt accentuates the sweetness of the watermelon. I know my husband just loves 'em salty. Seems like a lot of people do.

This recipe makes a mountain of watermelon popsicles so you can experiment a little. 

My motto is "Try it... you might like it!"

Thank you for commenting pineapple! (That's my favorite fruit!)
another thing I like to do when making watermelon pops is to use some of the rind I use a little less that half of it and it gives that delicious cucumber like flavor yummy!
oh and no salt =)
bajablue (author)  JoyfullJuneBug2 years ago
Interesting!

After the rind thaws, it really does remind me of cucumber. My dog LOVES it, but I just never thought of eating it or adding it.

Thanks for sharing your ideas, Junebug!
canucksgirl2 years ago
Spectacular photo! They look awesome. Great job.

Although I still think no-salt. :P
bajablue (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Thanks  Wizard!!!
You're a hoot.... eh? lol :P
bajablue (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
;-D
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Yay! I like it salty!
bajablue (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
TY!!!
gwebisu2 years ago
Made some and they were fantastic! Here's an idea---I used my potato masher instead of an electric mixer, and it was a lot neater, and I didn't have popsicle molds so I used disposable cups with wooden sticks that we peeled off. Delicious Instructable!
bajablue (author)  gwebisu2 years ago
Alternative ideas = Cool beans! ;-D I'm so glad you enjoyed them, too!!!
SHIFT!2 years ago
I REALLY need to make some of these for the office.
bajablue (author)  SHIFT!2 years ago
Yes... you do.

One 14 lb Watermelon makes about 32 jumbo popsicles... enough for the whole gang! ;-)
idive4442 years ago
Great for Baja summer----WONDERFUL
bajablue (author)  idive4442 years ago
Muchas gracias Amigo!

lol... neener-neener... I know what your getting for your Birthday! ;-D
flyingpuppy2 years ago
OK, not only is the recipe awesome, but that is a stunning display! 5 stars!
bajablue (author)  flyingpuppy2 years ago
Thank you Puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sunshiine2 years ago
I love the rind! Very cute idea.
Sunshiine
bajablue (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you my friend! ;-D
Awesome! That was really clever what you did with the watermelon rind; very nice touch :)
bajablue (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks Pen!
wold6302 years ago
Nice presentation! I love your popsicle mold.
bajablue (author)  wold6302 years ago
Thank you!
bajablue (author)  wold6302 years ago
Thank you!
canida2 years ago
Those look great! Just like you cut the entire thing out in one piece.
bajablue (author)  canida2 years ago
Thanks Canida!
rrkrose2 years ago
Going to the store to buy a watermelon right now!
bajablue (author)  rrkrose2 years ago
Super... enjoy!!! ;-D