Refreshing and healthy all-fruit popsicles, super easy to make.
I can’t remember a Fourth Of July barbecue growing up that didn’t include those cloyingly sweet red-white-and-blue Rocket Pops, also known as Bomb Pops or Firecracker Pops. Obviously these healthy coconut water popsicles are going to taste nothing like the original Rocket Pops…
But not only are they just as festive, I happen to like them a million times better; these taste refreshing, not disgustingly sugary!
I used Harmless Harvest coconut water (not a paid endorsement; I just love the brand!) and highly recommend either that brand or fresh coconut water straight out of the coconut. If you hate coconut water and would prefer an alternate option to the coconut water popsicles, you can achieve the same red-white-and-blue result with either lemonade or simply by using regular water mixed with sugar. As a coconut lover, I am definitely partial to the coconut version.
Coconut Water Popsicles – 3 Ingredients
- Fresh or frozen blueberries
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup coconut water (Lemonade also works)
- pinch stevia or 2 tbsp maple syrup or sugar - Some will also enjoy the refreshing subtle flavor of unsweetened pops, so amount of sweetener is up to you
- Popsicle molds or small paper cups + sticks
Place a thinly sliced strawberry at the bottom of each popsicle mold or paper cup. Add two or three blueberries on top, then place another strawberry on top of that, pressed onto one side of the popsicle mold. Stir your sweetener of choice into the coconut water. (You can also leave them unsweetened, if you wish, for a very subtle flavor.) Fill each mold or cup with the coconut water, then freeze. After about an hour (or when the water is hard but not yet ice), insert popsicle sticks or small spoons into each popsicle mold or paper cup. Continue to freeze until hardened. A trick to removing popsicles from the molds is to run each mold under warm water for about 30 seconds, then gently twist. Repeat if needed.
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These look and sound delicious, definitely going to try this recipe out! 🙂
Nicole Underwood says
Those sound amazingly refreshing!
Cassie Tran says
Have you ever tried chocolate coconut water? It tastes AMAZING! You have to try it!
I was curious about the brand of coconut water you recommend as I’d never heard of it and it is quite a statement to say that is the only coconut water you should use, considering how many are on the market and I think it is really cool that they are fair trade and that they keep the coconut water completely raw, I imagine this keeps it more coconutty tasting then most coconut water. Now I want to try some! I think I will look for it at whole foods. Also, these popsicles look really good and refreshing!
Yum! I’ll be sure to make these soon!
Jules @ WolfItDown says
What a fantastic idea! I love coconut water, it is probably the most refreshing drink I know 😀 Can’t believe I used to not like it. I love the way the berries look here too 😀 Thanks for the recipe Katie 😀 x
These sound so delicious and perfect for these hot summers days- not to mention they are healthy too- win win!!!
These look absolutely delicious!
My daughter and I made these this afternoon. We made strawberry/blueberry and pineapple/black raspberry. Didn’t add additional sugar. Easy and super tasty Can’t wait to try other combos. Bonus — 0 WW points!!!!
We love coconut water at our house but never thought to make a treat out of it. Brilliant! 🙂
Eats Meets West says
Same here. Now I know what to do with coconut water after everyone has had some and no one wants the rest 🙂
These are amazingly delicious! I have frozen berries in my freezer so I am definetly making theese today! Thanks for the tip 🙂
The Working Foodie says
These sounds so refreshing – especially in this hot weather. I’m going to try these today. I wonder how they would taste if the fruit was replaced with lemon and sweeten it a tiny bit more? I’ll try it out and report back!
These popsicles look so pretty. I love that they’re healthy AND refreshing. My kids would totally go for this. I’ve thought about making pops with juice, but coconut water is even better.
Tracey Brighton says
That looks awesome!!!
marie shahriari says
hi ,can it be coconut milk instead of water?
Jason Sanford says
These sounds fantastic. I’m going to make them tomorrow.
COOL POPSICLE I LIKE DE IT SO MUCH .