4 Ingredient Watermelon Cherry Popsicles

Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity watermelon cherry popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert!

Watermelon Cherry Popsicles: only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Four ingredients.  That’s all you need for these sweet, fruity, creamy, refreshing watermelon cherry popsicles.  They take just 5 minutes to make, and at least 2 of those minutes are spent trying to wrestle your blender out from under the cabinet.

(6 minutes to make if you are pitting your own cherries.  Do yourself a favor and buy this 4 at a time cherry pitter.  Bonus points if you can convince your 2 year old that pitting cherries is SUPER DUPER FUN and he does them all for you, although that adds an extra few minutes because free child labor is kind of slow.)  (Amazon links are affiliate.)

Watermelon Cherry Popsicles: only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

And then yes, you do have to wait a few hours for them to freeze, but that doesn’t count as hands on time.  That’s go to the pool time.  Or read a good book time (I think I vaguely remember doing this in my pre-parenthood days).  Or go to sleep for the night and wake up to delicious popsicles time.

Watermelon Cherry Popsicles: only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

These popsicles are the cure to my watermelon woes: namely, that the 2.5 of us cannot eat an entire watermelon before it starts to get mushy.  Once the watermelon in the bottom of the container starts to get a little too soft, toss it into the blender and voila!  No wasted fruit and refreshing watermelon cherry popsicles.  Boom.

You can also sub any other fruit for the cherries.  We also happen to have a few cherries on their last day, but any other berries are equally delicious.

Watermelon Cherry Popsicles: only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

I initially made these watermelon cherry popsicles thinking my 2 year old would love them.  Fresh watermelon and cherries, a little of his organic whole milk plain yogurt, and just a sprinkle of sugar to make them taste like a real treat.  His interest in eating them?  Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.

He didn’t even want one lick.  Okay then, kiddo — no complaints from my end, because more for me!  Let’s be honest here, though: toddlers know.  If I added a splash of vodka at the end to make them boozy popsicles, he’d be standing at the freezer door wailing because he wanted one.  Toddlers, man.

Watermelon Cherry Popsicles: only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

No worries.  The adults around here enjoyed all the watermelon cherry popsicles themselves, and were big fans.  No children necessary for a nostalgic childhood treat.  But if my 2 year old changes his mind and wants one, it’s a dessert I can give him nearly guilt free.  Only four ingredients and a mere 5 minutes to make?  Yes, please.

Watermelon Cherry Popsicles

Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity watermelon cherry popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 6 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender, processing until thoroughly combined.  Scrape down the sides of the blender to mix well.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds, stopping just below the top of the mold.  Pour any excess into ice cube trays.
  3. Freeze for 4 hours, or until frozen solid.  To remove popsicles, run mold under hot water for 15 seconds, until loose.

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Watermelon Cherry Popsicles: only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes necessary for creamy, fruity popsicles made from pureed fresh fruit and yogurt. The perfect refreshing summer dessert! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}