Chilled Watermelon Soup and Popsicles

When I got home on Monday evening from my trip, there was a HUGE almost whole watermelon left in my fridge that needed to be eaten. I ended up cutting it up into cubes and it filled three huge tupperware containers, so I knew I needed to come up with a way to use it fast.

I wanted a recipe that would not only be delicious, but would use a good amount of the watermelon and would be super refreshing in the intense heat this week has brought. This recipe is so simple that it’s hard to even call it a recipe because it requires nothing but turning on the blender!

Chilled Watermelon Soup

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 container plain low fat yogurt (6 oz)
  • Juice of 1 lime (not 2)
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

Start by putting about 2 cups (half) of the watermelon and any juice from the bottom of the container into the blender.

Blend until the watermelon is smoothed out and blended to a uniform consistency.

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Now add the rest of your watermelon and blend again until combined.

Next, add in the rest of your ingredients – lime juice, ginger, yogurt, and honey if the watermelon isn’t that sweet (I didn’t end up using the honey).

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Blend again until combined, and chill for 1 hour.

Done!

Garnish with basil, mint, or extra yogurt if desired. This soup is SO delicious, but is probably best eaten right away. I realized the watermelon might separate, so I came up with the perfect way to use the rest of the soup – popsicles!

I found this little popsicle mold at Target for $1. Can’t beat that.

Freeze for 3-4 hours until frozen through, and that’s it!

These are delicious! The ginger adds a subtle spice which is perfect against the sweet watermelon, the tang of the lime, and the chill of the soup/popsicle. The flavors work so well, and it literally takes about 5 minutes to throw this together.

Delicious food + 5 minutes of my time = Happy Beth.

What is your favorite fruit in the summer time? Mine is a tie between watermelon and juicy peaches!

25 Comments on Chilled Watermelon Soup and Popsicles

  1. Katie Photiadis
    June 9, 2011 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

    Beth that soup looks so refreshing and light! (((Summertime)))

    My favorite fruits in the summer are mangos and strawberries =)

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  2. Holly (Faith, Food, Fitness)
    June 9, 2011 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

    That’s looks great! I’ll have to try that.

    I’m all about berries during the summer–any kind, really, but especially blueberries.

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  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    June 9, 2011 at 8:49 am (7 years ago)

    Love the idea of the soup and the popsicles. I’ve been eating fresh fruit like crazy — mostly strawberries that are tasting really good right now!

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  4. Beyond Bananas
    June 9, 2011 at 9:05 am (7 years ago)

    How creative. I love watermelon.. and think that soup would be an excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day!

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  5. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean
    June 9, 2011 at 9:08 am (7 years ago)

    i used to have one of those popsicle makers when i was little!!!! i loved it. need to get another one!

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  6. Victoria (District Chocoholic)
    June 9, 2011 at 9:14 am (7 years ago)

    Even though these look nice and creamy, I am not a watermelon fan. Berries of all kinds…now those…yes…

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  7. Ashleigh
    June 9, 2011 at 9:18 am (7 years ago)

    I loooove watermelon!!! I am not sure if I would like it as a soup, but those popsicles… must.make.now!

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  8. Michelle
    June 9, 2011 at 9:18 am (7 years ago)

    Sounds delicious Beth! I never thought about making watermelon soup before. It seems easy enough for me to try it. Love your recipes!

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  9. Lisa @ lisalettinggo
    June 9, 2011 at 9:33 am (7 years ago)

    I love cantaloupe and strawberries! Unfortunately, I’m just not a very big watermelon fan 🙁

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  10. Happy When Not Hungry
    June 9, 2011 at 9:53 am (7 years ago)

    That watermelon soup looks so refreshing and delicious! The popsicle mold at Target for $1 was such a steal too. Definitely will have to check that out and get myself one!!

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  11. Jacqueline Lewis-Lyons
    June 9, 2011 at 10:47 am (7 years ago)

    That looks yummy! I love the idea of making popsicles – will look for the molds today!

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  12. amybart
    June 9, 2011 at 10:56 am (7 years ago)

    I love the popsicles! What a great idea for summer! I love berries but particularly blueberries and strawberries right now. I wanted to tell you too…you motivated me to finally make it to a farmers market yesterday and I got some great stuff! Thanks for the heads up about how great they can be!

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  13. Evan Thomas
    June 9, 2011 at 11:03 am (7 years ago)

    I LOVE watermelon in the Summertime. Great idea for a dessert!

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  14. danieatsveggies
    June 9, 2011 at 11:18 am (7 years ago)

    Looks delicious! I had something similar to that a few years ago on a cruise, but I bet this is much healthier!

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  15. Weighting For 50
    June 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm (7 years ago)

    I love your post Beth!!! Thanks so much for all the motivation (especially over the last few days) and this stellar recipe. I JUST bought a popcicle mold myself….and will be giving this a try! Have a great day.

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  16. greensandjeans
    June 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm (7 years ago)

    I’ve been so in love with cheap strawberries right now!

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  17. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    June 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Omigosh what a great idea – especially the popsicle trick. Delicious! I need to get one of those popsicle things and try it as I LOVE watermelon!

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  18. Heather C
    June 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm (7 years ago)

    My Mom used to make juice popsicles for us – I almost forgot how easy it is to create your own treat!! 🙂

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  19. DefineDiana
    June 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm (7 years ago)

    Yay! You used the idea I suggested! I’m glad they turned out well. I have been meaning to do this for a while now. Maybe I will get to it tonight. I have A watermelon in the fridge that I need to do something with.

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  20. Lynne
    June 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm (7 years ago)

    I love most fruit, except watermelon! I wish I liked, it looks so good and refreshing…
    My favorite summer fruits are cherries and cantaloupe-yum!!!

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  21. Shannon [Tropical Eats]
    June 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm (7 years ago)

    those popsicles are genius.

    definitely think watermelon is #1 the alltime best summer fruit.. but mangoes are yummy too!

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  22. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies
    June 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm (7 years ago)

    My very favorite fruit in the summer is fresh pineapple. It’s soooo good! Eating it fresh (versus canned or frozen) is like an entirely different fruit. I can easily consume an entire pineapple in one day 😉

    The watermelon soup sounds delish! I’m definitely going to give it a try.

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  23. anotherramirez
    June 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm (7 years ago)

    I love, love, LOVE fresh pineapple!! It’s my fav for sure! I could eat an entire one and often get grumpy when my husband tries to eat some! Ha!

    I love the idea of watermelon soup and popsicles! I’m not a fan of watermelon myself (actually, I don’t like any of the melons) but my husband is and my daughter might be too (she’s only 8 months old, so I haven’t given it to her yet). Thanks for the great ideas!!

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