WGN Entertainment Reporter Dean Richards is making different kinds of fruity popsicles to help cool off for these hot summer days!

Homemade Popsicle Cups


½ cups each watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew cubes

6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk or coconut condensed milk, plus more as needed

6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

Kosher salt


In a blender, combine watermelon, 2 tablespoons condensed milk, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Puree until smooth. Taste for sweetness; add more condensed milk as desired.

Transfer to a pourable container. Rinse blender; repeat with cantaloupe and honeydew.

Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of one fruit puree into molds. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons each of other two fruit purees and repeat process until molds are filled to 1/4 inch from top. Freeze until firm, at least 8 hours.  

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Boozy Piña Colada Popsicles


2 cups (16 oz) pineapple juice

1 cup (8 oz) coconut milk

½ cup (4 oz) dark rum (omit for non-alcoholic popsicles)

Juice of 1/2 lime


Pour all ingredients in a large measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Pour into molds.  Place a popsicle stick into each mold and cover. Freeze for 8 hours or until frozen firm.

Run the mold under hot water to cleanly release the popsicles. Store in the freezer for up to 6 weeks.