Surprise the kids with these thirst-quenching homemade lollies made with fresh watermelon and lime.
Serves: Makes about 1 litre
Cooking time: 25 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


    • 100g (3½oz) caster sugar1 level tbsp glucose syrup
    • Zested rind and juice of 1 lime
    • 1kg (2¼lb) prepared watermelon flesh, skin and seeds removed
    • Lolly moulds (and sticks, depending on type of mould used)


    1. Pour 100ml (3½fl oz) cold water into a saucepan and add the caster sugar. Place the pan over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer it for 2 mins, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the glucose syrup and the lime zest and juice. Leave the syrup to cool.
    1. Place the watermelon flesh in a food processor, purée it until smooth then stir in the syrup. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve, discarding the pulp. Pour the mixture into the lolly moulds and freeze until solid.
    1. Remove the lollies from the freezer and dip the moulds briefly in hot water to release the lollies. The lollies will keep in freezer for up to 3 months

Per lolly: 63 calories; 0g fatFeature: Sue McMahon. Photos: Simon Pask. Props stylist: Selina Lake

Nutritional information per portion

calories 63(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.