Balsamic Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

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These delicious Balsamic Roasted Berry Watermelon Popsicles are full of flavour, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. Suitable for people following a gluten-free and vegan too. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

watermelon popsicles on a table with fruits and flowers

Hey folks. I am about to head off on hols with the family. And since whenever I go away the sun comes out to play non-stop, I thought I better whip us up these awesome Balsamic Roasted Berry and Watermelon Popsicles.

That way you get a treat and I feel as if I get to enjoy the sunshine along with you. Hopefully, the sun will be shining at our destination too.

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These colourful Watermelon Popsicles are refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. I love whipping them up for the kids as they are a much healthier treat. In fact I frequently leave out or reduce the amount of maple syrup I use and the kiddoes are none the wiser.

Why You Will Love These Fruit Popsicles

  • These are extremely easy to make – 1o minutes of effort and you are done.
  • You can prep ahead (daAAAAAys ahead) and just pull out when needed.
  • They are a great crowd pleaser and look like a million bucks.
  • A great way to use up any extra fresh watermelon or strawberries you have lying around.
  • They are super adaptable – see some suggestions below.
  • These fruity popsicles are suitable for gluten-free and vegan diets.
strawberry watermelon popsicles on a table with fruits and flowers

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How To Make Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles (The 5 Mins Way)

  1. Add the fresh strawberries and fresh watermelon and the rest of the ingredients into a blender and whizz until well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into ice pops molds and freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Then take out the half-frozen watermelon ice pops, add in the popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.
  4. Serve the strawberry watermelon popsicles straight away or store in the freezer till needed.

How To Make Watermelon Popsicles (the Roasted Berry way)

  1. Mix the berries with the balsamic vinegar and the maple syrup and transfer into a ceramic  baking tray.
  2. . Use a small dish so that the berries roast in their liquid (otherwise the liquid might evaporate and the berries dry out).
  3. Roast for about 20 minutes, turning halfway through until the juices are bubbling and the berries start to turn darker.
  4. Then remove the berries from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. When cool, transfer the roasted berries and their juices along with the fresh watermelon and all the other ingredients, including extra maple syrup if desired, into a blender and whizz until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the Popsicle molds and freeze for 1 hour.
  7. Then take out the half-frozen watermelon ice pops, add in the popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.
  8. Serve the watermelon popsicles straight away or store in the freezer till needed.

Watermelon Popsicle Tips

  • One tip here is to roast the berries and leave them in the fridge for a couple of days, so you can whip up the watermelon ice lollies whenever you want.
  • If you don’t have any ice pop molds, then simply use small paper cups (the expresso size ones are perfect)  to freeze the berry popsicles.
  • You can add lemon juice, lime juice or lime zest to your taste.
  • Do not fill the popsicle molds to the top. Leave some space as the popsicles expand during freezing.
watermelon and strawberry and herbs in a blender to make watermelon popsicles

Roasted Berry Watermelon Ice Pops Variations

I used Strawberries with a few red and black currants in this version of the  Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pops recipe, but please feel free to use any combination of berries that you have in your fridge. These popsicles are all about the fruit you have available.

Other things you can add to your Watermelon Popsicles include

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Lemonade
  • Peaches
  • Cucumber
  • Coconut milk.

Boozy Watermelon Popsicles

If you are entertaining a group of adults then feel free to make boozy watermelon pops. Add a small amount of booze like vodka or tequila (if you add too much they will not freeze) and freeze away.

Frozen Watermelon Wedges

  • These are super easy to make. Cut the watermelon into wedges, peel and stick a popsicle stick into the wedges.
  • Lay the wedges on a baking sheet (making sure they are not touching each other) and freeze for about 3+ hrs till they are frozen.
horizontal watermelon popsicles on a table with fruits and flowers

How To Tell If A Watermelon Is Ripe

You definitely want to use a ripe watermelon in this recipes and here is how to tell if yours is ripe and ready

  • Yellow spot – Look to see if it has a big yellow spot underneath the watermelon. If it is yellow then it is ripe. The field spot is where the watermelon touches the ground as it grows.
  • Hollow sound. Tap your watermelon. If it sounds hollow then it is ripe.

More Watermelon Recipes

More Popsicle Recipes

If you are a fan of ice lollies, then why not check out these popsicles recipes below.

Weight Watcher Points

There are: 3 Blue Plan Smart points per serving

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Watermelon Balsamic Roasted Berry Popsicles

Easy Watermelon Balsamic Roasted Berry Ice Lollies
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450g) mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, currants)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2.5 tbsp maple syrup + extra for sweetening if required
  • 6 bananas peeled
  • 1 1/3 cup (300ml) cold orange juice
  • 3.5 oz (100g) peeled cubed watermelon

Instructions

Roast the Strawberries

  • Preheat the oven to fan-assisted 180 C / 200 C / 400F / gas 6.
  • Mix the berries with the balsamic vinegar and the maple syrup and transfer into a ceramic baking dish. Use a small dish so that the berries roast in their liquid (otherwise the liquid might evaporate and the berries dry out).
  • Roast for about 20 minutes, turning half way through, until the juices are bubbling and the berries start to turn darker.
  • Then remove the berries from the oven and allow to cool.

Make the Watermelon Popsicles

  • When cool, transfer the roasted berries and their juices along with all the other ingredients, including extra maple syrup if desired, into a blender and whizz until well combined.
  • Pour into a popsicle mold and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Then take out, add in the lolly sticks and freeze until solid.
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Notes

Watermelon Popsicle Tips
  • One tip here is to roast the berries and leave them in the fridge for a couple of days, so you can whip up the watermelon ice lollies whenever you want.
  • If you don’t have any ice pop molds, then simply use small paper cups (the expresso size ones are perfect)  to freeze the berry popsicles.
  • You can add lemon juice, lime juice or lime zest to your taste.
  • Do not fill the popsicle molds to the top. Leave some space as the popsicles expand during freezing.

More Popsicle Recipes

If you are a fan of ice lollies, then why not check out these popsicles recipes below.
Peach Strawberry Popsicles.
Cauliflower Chocolate Popsicles.
Weight Watchers Points Balsamic Roasted Berry Lollies
There are:
  • 3 Freestyle points per serving
  • 1 PointsPluspoints per serving

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 37.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    HAHA…ww were just at a gourmet olive oil store yesterday and had so many flavoured balsamic vinegars it was crazy. I even had sangria that had a flavoured balsamic in it too. These sound delicious, and I can imagine all the flavours you can make.

  2. Such gorgeous shots! I love the blue background with those lollipops. The flavors sound incredible with the roasted berries and balsamic vinegar. Yum!