Watermelon-Jalapeño Ice Pops

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris
Sweet meets heat in this summer-ready popsicle recipe. A bit of pectin helps keep all the ingredients incorporated evenly in this treat; without it, they tend to separate.


8 servings (serving size: 1 ice pop)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 6 Hours, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 76
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 19.7 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 6 mg


3 cups fresh red or yellow watermelon cubes, chilled
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup
1 tablespoon liquid pectin
1 large jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
2 teaspoons grated lime rind


1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender, and process until pureed. Stir in lime rind. Pour into 8 (3-ounce) ice pop molds. Freeze 6 hours or until firm.


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David Bonom,

June 2011