These irresistible watermelon popsicles are made by fusing three distinct flavors (watermelon, coconut, and kiwi) with mini chocolate chips in order to make a refreshing frozen snack that’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike. It’s also quite healthy for you thanks to the fresh fruit and coconut milk!
How to Make Watermelon Popsicles
Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to prepare these homemade watermelon popsicles:
- Blend. Add the watermelon cubes and 2 tablespoons of sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Prepare the popsicle molds. Divide the mixture between popsicle molds, filling each about ⅔ full.
- Add the chocolate chips. Add the mini chocolate chips to each mold and stir.
- Add the sticks. Insert the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze. Freeze the popsicles for 3 to 4 hours.
- Prepare the coconut milk mix. Use a small bowl to combine the coconut milk (or heavy cream if you prefer) and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Add the coconut milk mix to popsicles. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and divide the coconut milk mixture between the popsicle molds.
- Freeze. Return the popsicles to the freezer and freeze for an additional 2 hours.
- Blend. Add the peeled kiwi and the remaining sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain. Push the kiwi mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
- Add the kiwi mixture to popsicles. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and divide the kiwi mixture between molds.
- Freeze. Freeze for another 3 hours or until the popsicles are solid.
- Serve. To remove the popsicles, pour hot water over each popsicle mold and gently pull the popsicle out while squeezing the mold.
2 Quick Tips for Making Homemade Popsicles
Making homemade popsicles is a great way to spend enjoyable time with your family while also making your own yummy frozen treats. With that in mind, here are a few quick and useful tips to keep in mind to make sure that your popsicle making time goes as smoothly as possible:
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with fruit selection. My kids and I love making all kinds of different fruit flavored popsicles with a wide variety of fruits. Beyond this watermelon popsicle recipe, other great fruit popsicle ideas include blueberries, strawberries, or even mango popsicles.
- Consider adding yogurt. You can always add in some plain yogurt (or even Greek yogurt if you want to up the protein content of your popsicles) with your fruits in order to make creamy yogurt popsicles.
How to Release the Popsicles from the Molds
The best way to release your homemade popsicles from the molds will usually depend on what type of popsicle mold that you’re using – always check the manufacturer instructions if you’re ever unsure of what you should be doing.
With that being said, most (but not all!) popsicles can be removed from the mold by simply running hot water over top of them, squeezing the molds, and then gently pulling the popsicle stick out.
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Out of This World Watermelon Popsicles
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- 3 ½ cups watermelon cubes, seeds and rind discarded
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup canned coconut milk or heavy cream
- ¾ pound kiwi, peeled
- 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
- Add the watermelon and 2 tablespoons of sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Divide the mixture between popsicle molds, filling each about 2/3 full.
- Add the chocolate chips to each mold and stir.
- Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze for 3-4 hours.
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Remove the popsicles from the freezer.
- Divide the mixture between popsicle molds.
- Return to the freezer and freeze for 2 hours.
- Add the kiwi and remaining sugar to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Push the kiwi mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
- Remove the popsicles from the freezer and divide the kiwi mixture between molds.
- Freeze for another 3 hours or until solid.
- To remove, pour hot water over the popsicle molds and gently pull the popsicle out while squeezing the mold.