Nothing says summer like sweet and juicy watermelon, and these fun and refreshing Watermelon, Mint & Coconut Popsicles are the perfect sweet treat to help you cool down in a heat wave!
Ooh… and they are only 57 calories each… yep, you read that correctly. Guilt free sweet treat? Yes please!
My love of watermelon runs deep, so I decided to get a little creative (with some inspiration from Pinterest) and showcase watermelon in all its amazing popsicle glory.
I thought I’d just blend up some watermelon with a little lime juice and sugar… but NOPE, the color just didn’t speak to me. So I threw some sweet and juicy raspberries into the blender, and voilà! The color and taste I was after.
Next I needed a white layer to represent the watermelon rind. That was easy. I just mixed a little coconut milk with a little sugar. Done. Ooh, and while we’re talking about coconut milk – pass on coconut milk from the carton for this recipe. You want the super thick and creamy coconut milk from a can. This is a treat after all (but remember… these are only 57 calories per popsicle!).
For the final layer I needed something green… mint and watermelon taste amazing together, so that was easy, but I needed something else… kiwi fruit to the rescue!
Now for the layering step…
This is the part where you need a little patience (not my strong point!) but it really is easy (I’ve explained how to achieve this effect in the recipe below).
So there you have it… with only a few ingredients you’ll have these vegan, plant based, dairy free and refined sugar free popsicles chilling in your freezer in no time! Sorry, for the patience required before you can eat them – but as they say, the best things are worth waiting for!
… still waiting
6 to 8 hours later, let your popsicles defrost for about five minutes, then carefully wiggle them out of their molds and enjoy!
They kind of look like watermelon slices, don’t you think?
These refreshing watermelon, mint and coconut popsicles are the perfect way to cool down during the sizzling summer months! With only a few ingredients and a blender, you’ll have these vegan, dairy free and refined sugar free popsicles chilling in your freezer in no time.
- 4 cups watermelon, rind removed and chopped
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 3 tbsp lime juice, divided
- 4 tbsp organic raw sugar, divided
- 1/3 cup reduced fat coconut milk (from a can)
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- Add watermelon, raspberries, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and 3 tablespoons of sugar to a high powered blender. Blend until fruit is liquified and sugar has dissolved. Fill popsicle molds 3/4 of the way up with watermelon mixture. Place in the freezer for 1 hour to freeze a little before adding the coconut layer.
- Carefully pour coconut milk on top of the watermelon layer. Place in freezer for at least 1 hour to freeze a little before adding kiwi layer.
- Add kiwi, mint, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 1 tablespoon sugar to a high powered blender. Blend until fruit is liquified and sugar has dissolved. Fill popsicle molds with kiwi mixture. Insert popsicle sticks and freezer for at least six hours.
- To suit your preferences, you could try swapping the raspberries for strawberries, kiwi for honey dew melon and the coconut milk with coconut yogurt.
- Nutritional information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide.
Keywords: watermelon, raspberries, mint, coconut, popsicles, ice pops