Watermelon Rosemary Popsicles Recipe

These watermelon rosemary popsicles make a refreshing and fun summer snack – and an excellent post-long run cool down treat! Thank you to The Watermelon Board for sponsoring this post.

watermelon rosemary popsicles

When I was a kid, I used to love spending long summer days at the pool. If I had my way, I’d stay all day long, only leaving the water when forced to by the dreaded shrill blow of a whistle and accompanying yell: “adult swim!” I’d play and play and play until I was exhausted, jumping off the diving board, playing sharks and minnows, trying to hold my breath and swim all the way across the pool the long way, and working on my underwater handstands. I remember having to be dragged home – I never wanted to leave.

One of the only things that would get me out of the water during those fun summer days was a cold treat. I’d walk as quickly as possible without getting yelled at by the lifeguards (“no running on the pool deck!”), dripping everywhere, to the pool snack bar. I’d place a wrinkled, soggy bill on the counter and eagerly await my bounty. Ice cream was always a big favorite – as were popsicles.

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Anytime I eat a popsicle nowadays I’m instantly taken back to those hot summer days when I was a kid. I’d return, sticky hands and chin, to the water a few minutes later, the taste of chlorine mingling with that of the fruity treat.

Today’s popsicles are quite a bit more sophisticated than the icy treats of my childhood, but nostalgic nonetheless, and seriously delicious. They are also easy, so you can spend more time adventuring and less time kitchen-ing. :)

watermelon rosemary popsicles ingredients

Simply blend, pour, freeze, and enjoy. The watermelon is the star here – so refreshing and bright – but the rosemary lends a fun unexpected pop of flavor. Basil or cilantro would also be excellent here if you’re not a rosemary fan.

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As you guys know, I’m currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon thanks to sponsorship from my friends at The Watermelon Board, and these popsicles have been an amazing post-run treat. (And a nutritious one, too – watermelon is a great way to rehydrate, and also contains potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and antioxidants – all great for recovery/health!)

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I hope that these popsicles bring back some happy childhood memories for you, too, and that you eat them with joy. Here’s the recipe!

Watermelon Rosemary Popsicles Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 5 mins Total Time


(about 10 popsicles)

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • juice from 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves (removed from stems)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight, until solid.
  3. Enjoy!


I’ll leave you with one more tip: if you get tired of the popsicles, blend them up with some rum and additional lime juice and have yourself a party. ;)

Happy end of summer-ing, my friends! And if you love watermelon – don’t miss my Salmon with Watermelon Salsa. A great easy dinner!


  1. 1

    I love rosemary and watermelon on their own, but together? This sounds like perfection!

  2. 3

    This writing! Wonderful story telling!

    • 4

      Aw thank you so much! I had fun writing it… one of my goals recently has been to make the time to do more of the descriptive kind of writing I love – stuff like this! :)

  3. 5

    Yum! I was the same with water. I only came out for food! :) I love the idea of spiking these popsicles!

  4. 7

    A watermelon + lime + mint combo has been in constant rotation in my popsicle mold this summer. I’ll have to try rosemary next!

  5. 9

    These look delicious, and your photography is perfect! We currently have a lot of frozen watermelon that I imagine would work really well with this. Thank you!

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    Jacqueline T. says

    I just have to say, as a writer myself (nothing of significance *yet ;)* but it is my passion), I was so blown away by your descriptive storytelling here. You took me to that pool with you! When I saw the recipe I wasn’t TOTALLY interested but your writing drew me in- heart and soul- and I had to keep reading! Really well done!

    • 11

      What a sweet comment – thank you so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed the post! I’m hoping to do more of this sort of writing in the future – I really enjoy it and need to make time to do it more! :)

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    Roadrunner says

    Agree with Jacqueline T: wonderful reflections, superbly related! And must try these!


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