Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Texas Walermelon Season With Homemade Popsicles

Fresh Juiced Watermelon Popsicles

We are very fortunate to live in a historical part of the country well know for the Best Watermelons grown in Texas. In1858 the Houston and Texas Central Railway was extended to Hempstead in Waller County, causing the community to become a distribution center between the Gulf Coast and the interior of Texas  Hempstead is famous for its watermelon crop, and until the 1940s the town was the top shipper of watermelons in the United States

Thyme Square Gardens "Crimson Sweet"

Coming up soon!  23rd Annual Watermelon Festival
on Saturday, July 21, 2012!
 There will be a full day of family fun for the whole family starting with a parade at 9 a.m. followed by a Queens Cornation, BBQ Cook-Off, Vendors, Great Food, Games, Watermelon Auction, Quilt show, Car & Tractor Show and Carnival. We will end the evening with a street dance at 8:30 p.m. with National Guard Member and Country Music Star Darby Ledbetter with opening performance with the Josh Ward Band. Be sure to check out the rules for the Homegrown Watermelon Contest! There is even a prize for the Youngest Melon Grower! This is a great way to help support our local community and have a family day of fun and entertainment.

 Watermelon Popsicles Ready for the Freezer

There are a Jillion ways to make Watermelon Popsicles! Anything from easy smeezy to fancy smansy are possible. Of course it all starts with a fresh, crispy, ripe and sweet organic goodness like the ones we've been blessed with straight from our garden. And nothing really tastes more refreshing on a Hot Texas July Day than icy cold Watermelon!

Processing the Watermelon can be achieved in a couple different ways. I simply ran watermelon chunks right through the juicer, seeds and all. The juicer spits the seeds on in with any little bit of pulp. If you don't have a juicer, don't worry! You just need to take the seeds out or grow a seedless watermelon. Then all that needs done is to whip it up in your food processor or blender. An electric mixer could even do a great job and if all else fails, grab your potato masher! Its as simple as that! 

If you don't have popsicle molds they can be made in paper cups or snow cone cups with a stick placed in them. My Grandchildren love the molds with the sippy straws so they can catch any melted juice.

One of the healthiest and simplest is just straight up frozen juice. I like adding a tad of lemon lime soda and a spoon of organic coconut palm sugar just to spice it up a bit. For a creamier popsicle just blend in some plain whole Greek yogurt! 

Make a whole bunch!! Put them up in your freezer and enjoy Watermelon all year!

Happy Gardening!


  1. I so remember at camp having watermelon seed spitting contests! The homemade popsicles look easy and fun to make and we have been eat a lot of the frozen treats lately! Thanks for sharing some memories! xxoo Nancy

  2. Love those good memories!! Hope you're having a great summer Nancy!! xox

  3. The Watermelon Festival certainly sounds like a lot of fun. My mouth was watering when I read the descriptions of the popsicles - delicious!

    1. Watermelon season is quite the celebration Tracy lol And my Grandchildren have been steadily been having juice running down their chins =D xox

  4. After reading how you made the Watermelon Popsicles I think I would LOVE them. I would love to try them even though I do not have children around (I am a kid myself that loves watermelon and your recipe is so natural that is what I love about it). Great Job Pam keeps your recipes a coming because I really enjoy them.

    1. Awww...I'm so glad you are enjoying the recipes! I'm a kid at heart too!! I'll tell you, my Granddaughter has been sick this week with congestion and the popsicles really help her feel better and good for her too! Thanks Cajunbabe!! xox