Watermelon Pops

Drugstore Divas received this bowl to assist in this review. All other ingredients were purchased by Drugstore Divas without compensation. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas and are factual (we actually did have a soccer party the day after our wedding because why not).

It was wedding week here last week, then the wedding on Saturday, followed by entertaining time. It was a lot of parties and a lot of food. Thursday we had a BBQ with chicken, hot dogs, and burgers. Friday was the rehearsal dinner (which was a catered NC BBQ spread). Saturday was the wedding. And Sunday, we held a World Cup party at our clubhouse.

By the time Sunday came, I just wanted to bring something healthy to the table. We had fried chicken (which was amazing), but I decided that our party wouldn’t be complete without a watermelon. And with over 30 people at our soccer party, the entire watermelon was sure to go.

Great timing that Good Cook sent a watermelon-shaped ProFreshionals Cut Fruit Bowl just a few days before so that we could check it out here at Drugstore Divas. Side note: This product is exclusively available at Bed Bath and Beyond. It was so cool. It’s three parts: a top, a bowl with holes at the bottom, and a solid bottomed bowl. The theory is that you put the fruit (doesn’t have to be watermelon, but that’s what I wanted) in the bowl with the holes and any juices will drip out into the bottom bowl so the fruit stays fresher longer.

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A few weeks ago, I was at my friend’s house and she had watermelon for her daughters. Instead of cutting it into traditional triangles, she made watermelon pops (inspired, she said, by Pinterest). They were so easy for her young daughters to grab. Plus, it was a lot easier for me to eat while keeping a conversation. Instead of having a watermelon wedge shoved in your face to get a bite, you eat down the pop and can talk and not worry about juice dripping down your face.

It’s brilliant (and changed my watermelon eating ways).

How do you do it? It’s so simple.

Watermelon Pops

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

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Cut a watermelon in half (lengthwise works a little better if you have a smaller knife. I used a Good Cook chef’s knife, which is the longest knife we have, but you should go for the watermelon knife).

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Place the cut side down on a cutting board and cut lengthwise, about an inch apart (I started in the middle and worked out).

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Turn the watermelon half and cut lengthwise again, about an inch apart (again, I started in the middle and worked out).

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You will end up with fantastic pops. What I don’t show in the photo (because I wanted you to be able to see the full pops) is that you can actually just leave the watermelon as is after the cuts and you can pull pops straight from the middle. I couldn’t do that this time because the fruit bowl just isn’t the right size for the huge watermelon I bought.

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If your knife isn’t cooperating, after the first set of lengthwise cuts, you can pull an entire piece off and cut it into one inch pops. I added the watermelon pops into the fruit bowl, put the top on, and easily carried them to the clubhouse for our party.

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There was juice that formed dripped into the bottom, and my friend and I brainstormed about making watermelon shots with the juice. Take the juice, add a little seltzer (or vodka if that’s your thing) and enjoy. If you would prefer to just toss the juice, there’s actually a spout on the bottom bowl just for that.

This bowl is seriously going to be a game changer for our summer parties – and just my life in general. I’m allergic to some fruits (cantaloupe, honeydew, and pineapple are ones I really have to stay away from) but when fruit just sits in juice for a day or two, my allergies will act up. I always blame the juice. So for this bowl to keep the juice from the cut fruit, it’ll definitely extend the time I’m able to enjoy fruit. And that sounds good to me.

 

Watermelon Pops
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Ingredients
  1. 1 watermelon
Instructions
  1. Cut a watermelon in half (lengthwise works a little better if you have a smaller knife).
  2. Place the cut side down on a cutting board and cut lengthwise, about an inch apart.
  3. Turn the watermelon half and cut lengthwise again, about an inch apart.
  4. You will end up with fantastic pops.
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  1. Lorina Padgett

    July 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Watermelon is the ideal fruit for any summer party. I love eating watermelon anytime.

  2. Cynthia C

    July 11, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Watermelon always pleases at picnics. This is a nice way to serve it.

  3. Carla S

    July 11, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Thanks for the watermelon cutting tips! You make it look so easy.

  4. Sue Ellison

    July 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Good watermelon slicing tips! I’m glad you had pictures, I need a visual :)

  5. Jennifer

    July 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    We love watermelons :) so great for summer time :)

  6. Cyndi

    July 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    What a great idea!

  7. crystal

    July 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

    That bowl sounds awesome. And next time I get a watermelon I’ll have to cut it this way.

  8. Laura Ari

    July 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Great slicing tips! It seems I’m always cutting up a melon in the summer!

  9. Mihaela Day

    July 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    looks really yummy :)

  10. Pat B

    July 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I love this tip, so much easier than my cutting an entire watermelon into cubes and then storing in a bowl

  11. Debra Hall

    July 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    that would be great to make for a picnic

  12. Danielle Hall

    July 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    great idea thanks for sharing

  13. Jessica

    July 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Great tips! Slicing up watermelons can be so tricky so these will definitely come in handy this summer.

  14. Peggy Rydzewski

    July 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love watermelon and these would be so good for the kids.

  15. Lindsey

    July 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Love watermelon on a hot summer day!

  16. susan smoaks

    July 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    these look really tasty, i can’t wait to try them

  17. Laurie Emerson

    July 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I love the watermelon cutting tip. I just bought a watermelon and am going to give it a try!

  18. Miranda Ward

    July 17, 2014 at 1:55 am

    The Watermelon Pops are really good

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  19. Janice Crespo

    July 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I feel like such an idiot for not thinking about this when my kids were younger – LOL But this is great for barbecues, etc. They look like the perfect size for the kids!

  20. latanya

    July 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I like the way you cut the watermelon.

  21. Shari Klyn

    July 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Watermelon is perfect for any summer gathering.

  22. Tina d Reynolds

    July 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    My three kiddos love watermelon they can eat a whole one in no time

  23. Stephanie Galbraith

    July 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    This makes me want to go grab a watermelon for with dinner tonight.

  24. Robert Pyszk

    July 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    what a great way to cut watermelon ! Thank you for teaching me something new.

  25. Donna M. Clark

    July 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I love summertime, because that’s when we can have watermelon. You have given me a new way to enjoy watermelon.

  26. Bryan E.

    July 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…our kids will enjoy their watermelon pops !

  27. Bobbi

    July 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I need me some watermelon now!!

    Thanks for sharing (and making me crave it)

  28. Cynthia

    July 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve always seen watermelon as a part of summer, as much as swimming pools or picnics. One of my favorite fruits! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  29. Shanice

    July 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Such a great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  30. Julia @ Swirls and Spice

    July 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I love this idea! Healthier than sugary freeze pops!!

  31. Cheryl

    July 27, 2014 at 7:44 am

    You were certainly busy! And what a lot of great fruit recipes you have here! I have stumbled and pinned this one and want to thank you for stopping by The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party this week. Can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the party next week! HUGS

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