I enjoy sitting with a spoon and an entire watermelon while I watch Netflix in bed, so making Spicy Jalapeño Watermelon Pops seemed like the logical way to step up my watermelon game to the next level. With only three ingredients and a few supplies, you’ll be sitting on your porch licking a fresher than fresh popsicle (or maybe just lying in bed as it dribbles down your chest like me).

If you’re not super into spicy, you can tone down the heat a little by straining out the jalapeños before pouring the juice into the molds, but if you’re looking for the most striking, Insta-worthy creation, keep them in for beautifully contrasting colors and textures.

The tomatoes might sound weird, but I promise they just add a tiny tartness to your sugary sweet watermelon goodness. Get ready to whip out your fancy popsicle molds (or your plastic cups and sticks) for a treat that will heat you up just as much as it cools you down.

Spicy Jalapeño Watermelon Pops

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:3 hrs
  • Total Time:3 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Medium


  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 jalapeño peppers
popsicle, ice, strawberry, sweet, candy, rhubarb, sorbet
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  • Step 1

    Half the watermelon and then cut it into 1-inch slices.

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  • Step 2

    Remove the rind and further cut the watermelon into 1-inch cubes.

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  • Step 3

    Cut up the tomatoes into small pieces.

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  • Step 4

    Thinly slice the jalapeño peppers.

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  • Step 5

    Puree the watermelon and tomatoes. It's best if you do this in small batches.

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  • Step 6

    Pour the pureed mixture through a strainer to remove the larger chunks. Add the peppers to the watermelon-tomato puree and let sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to infuse the fruit juice with some heat.

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  • Step 7

    Divide the juice amongst the popsicle molds and place them in the freezer to set.

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  • Step 8


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