Refreshing Watermelon Coconut Water Ice pops that will keep you cool and refreshed in the heat of the summer.
Nothing is more refreshing to me in the Summer then a nice slice of watermelon and also ice cold coconut water. Watermelon is healthy and low in calories so why not make home made ice pops?
So over the past few weeks I have been really enjoying trying out different ice pop recipes. There are so many combinations to make it’s hard to decide what to do next. I have done the Strawberries and Cream Pops, Watermelon Coconut Water Ice pops, and recently just tried a Cookies and Cream Pop that is really delicious for those of you with a sweet tooth.
I find it really hard to eat ice pops that are from the store because they are just too sweet as with most things that are fruit flavored. The benefit of using fresh ripe fruit is that you really shouldn’t have to add any extra sugar. Sometimes if the fruit is not as sweet or ripe as it could be I will add a few tablespoons of agave or honey.
There are plenty of reasons why you should consider eating less sugar in your diet like the fact that sugar doesn’t contain any extra vitamins or minerals. These are empty calories highly processed and can also have negative effects on your cholesterol. But going sugar free does not mean just buying things at the grocery stores that say low-sugar or sugar-free. In fact, you should avoid those products that are considered diet friendly as many of them have other artificial sweeteners to keep them low-calorie and are very misleading.
So back to these delicious Watermelon Coconut Water Ice Pops. These are my favorite on a really warm day or backyard cook out when you get to the point in the party of afternoon where you need something refreshing. Watermelon is also very inexpensive during the summer months so it is a perfect opportunity to make these ice pops.
You can also leave out the Coconut Water if desired but I just find it really refreshing and love the Harmless Harvest brand that has a slight pink tone to it. If you have leftover Coconut Water after making these ice pops try pouring the rest of the coconut water into ice trays and then freezing to add to your water for a kick of hydration.
Find out more about my favorite coconut water here.
- 4 cups seedless watermelon, diced
- 1 cup of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water
- juice of 1 lime
- zest of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup light agave syrup
- ice pop molds
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until fully pureed.
- Adjust coconut water and sweetness by tasting before freezing.
- Pour the mixture into ice pop molds.
- Let freeze for about 5-8 hours, or until fully frozen and enjoy!
- Yield depends on size of ice pop molds