Healthy Watermelon Popsicles. Learn how to make healthy watermelon fruit popsicles, that look just like a slice of watermelon! My healthy watermelon popsicles are made with no sugar and great for teething babies, toddlers, and moms!
My healthy homemade watermelon popsicles are:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Vegan. Made with just fruit and coconut milk!
- Easy to make. All you need is a little time waiting for them to freeze!
- Look just like watermelon with seeds. Unlike most recipes, that use chocolate chips as the watermelon seeds, I used mini blueberries to look like watermelon seeds!
- No sugar added.
- Totally delicious!
HEALTHY WATERMELON POPSICLES INGREDIENTS
- Ripe watermelon
- Mini wild blueberries
- Coconut milk
That's it! All ingredients are super healthy for you and your kids. Plus, they are really cute and look just like a fresh slice of watermelon. 🙂
WATERMELON POPSICLES HEALTH BENEFITS
- Watermelon: an excellent source of a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. When you see a red colored fruit or vegetable, that is the antioxidant lycopene showing through. Antioxidants help to decrease inflammation in your body and fight disease!
- Blueberries: known as one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat. Their blue color comes from another type of antioxidant that helps to fight inflammation and disease! Make sure you wash them completely to get rid of any pesticide residue. Or even better, buy them organic!
- Coconut milk: rich in medium chain fats, these go straight to your liver to be burned for energy! Coconuts are also an amazing source of folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium!
- Kiwi: are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in your body to also help fight disease and inflammation! Did you know that depression is strongly correlated with chronic inflammation?
WATCH HOW I MADE HEALTHY WATERMELON POPSICLES HOMEMADE
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST HEALTHY WATERMELON POPSICLES
Pick ripe fruit. Ripe fruit has THE best flavor. If you don't want to add sugar, you will want the fruit to be very sweet!
Use tiny blueberries. These mimic the look of watermelon seeds. And unlike using chocolate chips, they're healthy! If you can't find wild blueberries at your grocery store, you can just pick the smallest blueberries in the package you get. Or even better, pick them by hand locally at a blueberry farm!
Make sure to freeze between each layer. If you want those solid lines between each layer, it is necessary to freeze each layer. I know its tempting to add it all in at once, but when they're liquid, the layers will blend together very easily!
Use full fat coconut milk. This gives a nice creamy texture to your watermelon popsicles. If you don't have full fat coconut milk, you can also get that creamy texture with yogurt.
Tap to make sure there are no air bubbles and the layer is even. After you add each new layer. Gently tap the popsicle tray to even the layer out and pop any air bubbles.
HOW TO MAKE MY HEALTHY WATERMELON FRUIT POPSICLES
Note, my popsicle molds each have a ¼ cup capacity. So yield may vary if you use different molds. For full steps, jump to the recipe card below.
Step 1: make the red (watermelon layer)
- Add 4 cups of watermelon to a food processor or blender. Blend until completely pureed.
- Pour the pureed watermelon evenly between 10 popsicle molds.
- Add a few tiny blueberries to each. Stir them in gently with a popsicle stick.
- Add the popsicle mold cover, and then insert the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze them for at least 1 hour to set.
Step 2: add the white layer
Add approximately 2 teaspoons of full fat coconut milk on top of each popsicle mold.
Freeze again for 30 minutes to an hour to set.
Step 3: add the final green layer (kiwi)
- Puree the 3 peeled kiwi.
- Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of the kiwi puree on top of the white layer.
- Freeze again for at least 8 hours, but preferably overnight.
HOW TO STORE WATERMELON POPSICLES
You can store watermelon fruit popsicles in a flat air tight container. Make sure to line the container with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking.
Or, you can buy popsicle bags to wrap them individually!
More frequently asked questions about my healthy watermelon fruit popsicles.
How do I make watermelon popsicles for baby?
My watermelon popsicles are made with no sugar, no chocolate chips, and no honey so they are totally safe for babies. They make an excellent treat for fussy teething little ones.
Are these watermelon popsicles sweet?
Yes! My watermelon popsicles are made with fresh and ripe summer melon and kiwi. Make sure that you buy a good watermelon, because this will give you THE Best flavor.
Can you freeze watermelon puree?
If you don't want to make watermelon popsicles, watermelon puree or juice can also be frozen in a container or as ice cubes. These are fun to add to smoothies, or as ice cubes in summer drinks! Leftover frozen watermelon puree also makes great watermelon popsicles for baby!
Other delicious and healthy popsicle recipes
- Healthy rainbow fruit popsicles
- Strawberry popsicles
- Red white and blue popsicles
- Mango yogurt popsicles
- Frozen chocolate peanut butter bananas on a stick
- Strawberry mango popsicles
- Champagne Popsicles
- Healthy Magnum Bars
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Healthy Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
- Food processor
- popsicle sticks
For the red layer:
- 4 cups watermelon
- ½ cup small wild blueberries
For the white layer:
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
For the green layer:
- 3 kiwi, peeled
- Make sure you have popsicle molds and a blender or food processor to make this recipe. My popsicle molds have ¼ cup capacity per mold, so ~2 ½ cups total.
For the red layer:
- First, add 4 cups of watermelon to a food processor or blender. Blend until they are completely pureed.Use a funnel to pour the pureed watermelon evenly between the 10 popsicle molds.
- Add a few tiny blueberries to each mold. Stir them in gently with a popsicle stick.
- Add the popsicle mold cover, and then insert the popsicle sticks making sure to leave room for a handle ~1 inch. .
- Freeze 1-2 hours to set the layer to set before adding the next layer. This makes sure the layers don't blend together and they look more like mini watermelon slices on a stick.
For the white layer:
- Add 2 teaspoons of coconut milk to each popsicle mold. Gently spread to evenly cover the watermelon layer.
- Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour to set.
For the green layer:
- Puree 3 peeled kiwi in your food processor.
- Divide the pureed kiwi between the popsicle molds (is 1-2 teaspoons per mold).
- Freeze for at least 8 hours, but you will have better results if you let them freeze overnight.