Watermelon Popsicles


Hello summer/hello popsicle and ice cream season! At long last I’m finally getting into the whole popsicle thing. I’ve always been more hooked on ice cream but then I realized how incredibly awesome you can make popsicles. This summer I’ll be making popsicles all the time and not just at my kids request. The flavor possibilities and combinations are endless!

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I absolutely love these layered Watermelon Popsicles, as did my kids! They are made with mostly fruit, a few chocolate chips and then the white portion is coconut milk. So as long as you use good, ripe fruit the flavors will be utterly delicious and irresistibly refreshing.

I made them a few times trying to find the best way to keep the layers from blending but you’ll probably always find just a little bit even if you are keeping the sides very clean. Another thing that will likely be hard to avoid is that some will be more “water logged” than others (as in some of them will have a little separation on the bottom because of the high concentration of water in watermelon) leaving a lighter portion on top of a few of them, but they will still taste just as delicious – it’s just watermelon juice. If you’d like you could also cut up little raisins to use for the seeds but I always love a little chocolate. Light coconut milk would probably work fine too, it won’t be quite as white and not quite as creamy but should still be delicious.


I hope you all have a fun summer! And you might as well start it out with these, right? They take a little bit of extra effort and patients because of the layers but they are so worth it.

If you don’t already have a popsicle mold, this is the one I have and it works great!

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Watermelon Popsicles

5 from 1 vote

Yield: 10 popsicles


  • 19 oz cubed seedless watermelon (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk , well shaken
  • 13 oz kiwi (about 6 medium)
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips


  1. Add watermelon, 2 Tbsp granulated sugar and lemon juice to a blender and blend until well pureed. Skim off foam then carefully pour into 10 popsicles molds (I have this mold here if you are looking to buy one) filling each about 2/3 full (try not to splash on sides, I found it worked best to let it run down the outside edge then just wipe off that part later with a damp paper towel or q-tip). Sprinkle the chocolate chips over tops then using a popsicles stick gently push down to immerse chips (push towards sides so you can see them once the freeze). Wipe sides clean as needed. Cover with the lid and insert popsicles sticks. Freeze 3 1/2 hours. During last 30 minutes of popsicles freezing, whisk together coconut milk with 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar until sugar has dissolved, chill 30 minutes (you want it to be a nice pourable consistency after chilling, not too thick. If you find that it is stir in 1 - 2 Tbsp cold water to thin. I recommend chilling it because you just don't want it warm or it will melt the watermelon layer when pouring in).
  2. Remove popsicles from freezer, remove lid and carefully pour a scant tablespoon coconut milk into an even layer over watermelon layer (again, it works best to pour it down the outside edge then wipe clean). Clean sides as necessary. Return to freezer, uncovered, and chill 45 minutes. Meanwhile, cut tops from kiwi and use a spoon to scoop flesh from kiwi while leaving skins. Transfer kiwi to blender along with 2 Tbsp granulated sugar. Pulse until well pureed. Force mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl using a rubber spatula to remove seeds (at this point I mixed int just a tiny bit of blue gel coloring because mine weren't the best shade of green, so that's optional). Chill kiwi mixture 30 minutes.
  3. Remove popsicles from freezer and carefully pour about 1 Tbsp kiwi mixture over coconut layer. Return to freezer and chill until popsicles are solid about 2 - 3 hours.
  4. To remove popsicles from molds, turn tray to the side and run plastic molds under warm water several seconds (don't let the water touch the kiwi portion at the top) then slowly pull from molds.
  5. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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  • Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet: These popsicles are so clever and beautiful! I love the kiwi at the bottom to make it look like the rind. :) June 4, 2015 at 9:42am Reply

  • Leslie: These are so pretty. They look just like little watermelons! Ahh! I love them. I’ve also pinned them. Thanks for sharing! June 4, 2015 at 12:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for pinning! June 4, 2015 at 6:09pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These are the cutest pops, Jaclyn! So summery and so fun! June 4, 2015 at 2:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura :)! June 4, 2015 at 6:08pm Reply

  • Beth @ bethcakes: Omg, these popsicles look so great! I love that you used coconut milk and kiwi too. They’re perfect! :) June 4, 2015 at 3:49pm Reply

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout: This is soooo cute! Loving the visuals of this :) June 4, 2015 at 6:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Medha :)! Thanks for all your comments! June 6, 2015 at 11:11pm Reply

  • Caroline@ A Whole New Twist: I love this idea, and the photos are so beautiful (following you on instagram now)! I’m buying the popsicle mold from your link today! Btw, what was the metallic thing in the first two shots (under the popsicles)? Such a cool texture! June 5, 2015 at 5:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Caroline! I hope you love the popsicle mold, I’ve been happy with mine so far as have my kids :). The metallic thing in the photos is a vintage Ovenex baking sheet, you can usually find them on etsy or ebay. June 5, 2015 at 4:08pm Reply

  • Sofia: Muy original. Un saludo June 5, 2015 at 6:12am Reply

  • Shari Kelley: So, so beautiful, Jaclyn! Very creative and fun. I love the colors! They are perfect for the summer heat here in Arizona! Pinning! June 5, 2015 at 10:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Shari! That Arizona heat is crazy! I lived there 2 years and I can’t say I miss it :). June 5, 2015 at 4:07pm Reply

  • Jenna: These are just so CUTE!! I bet they taste amazing too, the perfect summer treat :) June 5, 2015 at 3:47pm Reply

  • ev @ shades of cinnamon: Wow these look absolutely amazing. I love how you have created the layers to look just like a watermelon. Beautiful images which look so refreshing and summery. June 5, 2015 at 11:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Ev! June 6, 2015 at 12:12pm Reply

  • Rose: Hi, such pretty popsicles! How long will they stay nice in the fridge? June 16, 2015 at 12:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They should keep in the freezer several weeks just fine. June 17, 2015 at 10:44pm Reply

  • Dawn: They look amazing. Trying it today. Do you need to add the sugar for setting or is it just for taste? June 23, 2015 at 11:38am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just added it for taste with these so you could omit it if you’d prefer. August 12, 2015 at 5:10pm Reply

  • margaret: Would a turkey baster help fill them with less mess? July 1, 2015 at 4:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wonder? As long as it gently drips in without splattering. I’ll have to try next time and see. Good idea though! July 2, 2015 at 11:32pm Reply

  • Catherine: Oh dear. I was all ready to make these when I realized that my popsicle molds include plastic sticks intrinsic to the handle – I can’t make a pop frozen in different layers! I may have to make these in paper cups. Darn it. July 8, 2015 at 3:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Oh shoot sorry about that, but yes the paper cups should work too. July 8, 2015 at 11:45pm Reply

    • Patrick: It can be done I did first layer froze waited an hour till it was slush while the coconut layer was also in the freezer cooling. Take all out mix the coconut mix with a fork then pour on top. Repeat for kiwi layer then push the stick/lid in and leave overnight. Works like a charm. Although you need to also semi freeze the melon mix too otherwise I end up with a clear frozen liquid at the top or bottom depending how you look at it. November 6, 2016 at 1:13am Reply

  • Eden Passante: So adorable! These look amazing! July 12, 2016 at 9:27am Reply

  • Sushma: Amazing ice cream.. Just I loved it July 22, 2016 at 1:12am Reply

  • Lisa: love these …going to make them sans sugar…and will do “seedless” so it meets my paleo diet. Great photos!!! July 30, 2016 at 9:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Lisa! I hope you love these! July 30, 2016 at 11:04pm Reply

  • Iain: If you make popsicles like this you get a solid lump of ice , you have to make it like sorbet . Keep mixing the melon and breaking it up as it freezes then leave it to settle . This way the texture will be softer and more like sorbet rather than an ice cube. August 31, 2016 at 11:46am Reply

  • Nazia: Wow! The popsicles are looking wonderful.I love to eat ice creams.After reading the receipe and the picture of the ice cream I cant keep my patience to have it :D They are looking like live and fresh watermelon.I am just how beautifully you have made this ice cream.The fruits are colorful if we can implement them properly when we make any food item.Thank you so much. December 20, 2016 at 12:50pm Reply

  • Eden Passante: Obsessed with these! Is it summer yet? I’m so ready for popsicle weather! March 8, 2017 at 3:20pm Reply

  • Lindsay: Do you think I could use coconut milk from a carton instead of from a can? May 30, 2017 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Rachael: So while this is beautiful, I have decided it’s purpose is to make the working mothers of America realize there is yet another homemaking item at which we fail. Getting the store bought Popsicle home before thawing used to be good enough… I should never open the internets while irritated at the office. June 2, 2017 at 11:57am Reply

  • Ana: Gracias q delicia ya pude traducirlo a español July 11, 2017 at 1:16pm Reply

  • Olivia: These popsicles are so cute!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! My kids will love it! May 12, 2018 at 7:16am Reply

  • Holly: I’ve found that instead of pouring and wiping the edge clean, a small funnel works perfectly to keep the layers from running down the sides!!!

    Thanks for this recipe! My son just had a tonsillectomy and these were perfect for his sore throat!! June 17, 2018 at 7:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the 5 star feedback! June 18, 2018 at 2:37pm Reply

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