Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles

Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles | dairy-free, sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com

There are few things that say summer more than popsicles. I still remember my mom’s old Tupperware popsicle molds filled lovingly with homemade popsicles. (Ahh, nostalgia.) Another thing that automatically comes with summer in my mind is watermelon. And down here in the south, the watermelons are plenteous. So we’re takin’ advantage of ’em.

Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles | dairy-free, sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com

Last summer my kids spotted these little popsicle molds at our local grocery store and begged for them. Of course my husband and I caved, because what kind of crunchy parents would we be if we didn’t let our kids experience homemade popsicles? Not only is making them is soooo much cheaper than buying them, but when you make your own they won’t be filled with sugar, food coloring, and whatever other garbage is in those store-bought ones. (Sorry all you otter-pop lovers.)

These little beauties have only two ingredients in them. Yep, you heard that right: two. I’m pretty sure you can guess what they are by reading the title…

Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles | dairy-free, sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com

In the happiness of learning and popsicles, my nerdy little 6-year old had to read up on the frozen treats. She discovered that they were invented by a little boy named Frank who lived in San Francisco in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately she thought this meant we had to move all the way to California in order to make popsicles…

Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles | dairy-free, sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com

She was quite glad when I assured her we could stay right here in South Carolina. 😉

Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles | dairy-free, sugar-free | www.RaiasRecipes.com

 

Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles
Free of everything but coconut and watermelon.
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Ingredients
  1. enough watermelon to make 2 1/2 c. when pureed
  2. 1 c. full fat coconut milk (I like to make my own)
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in a blender (I use this one) and puree.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until set.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes about 8 popsicles.
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51 thoughts on “Coconut & Watermelon Popsicles

  1. I never would have thought to mix coconut and watermelon but I bet it tastes fantastic. I have two little nephews that will love this! Healthy and easy – perfect combo. Thanks for a great recipe.
    Visiting from Real Food Fridays. So nice to find your beautiful blog 🙂

  2. Pinning this for the next time my farmers market has watermelons for cheap!! I love making my own pops and this is a GREAT combo!

    Thanks for sharing on the #SHINEbloghop

  3. Your Coconut Watermelon Pop sure looks good on this hot summer day. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This sounds so refreshing and tasty. Great for kids and adults both. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Always glad to see your post. Will pin & twit.

  5. My mother in law gave me a popsicle making kit at the start of the summer and I still haven’t gotten around to making any. I might have to put this recipe to the test before the summer is over!

  6. These look so refreshing! I love anything with watermelon, and we have been making lots of popsicles this summer. I will have to try this combo!