Watermelon Pineapple Ice Pops

Sweet, refreshing, and tangy all in one. Now you no longer have to worry about the ingredients in your store-bought ice...
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Photo courtesy of Against All Grain.

Sweet, refreshing, and tangy all in one. Now you no longer have to worry about the ingredients in your store-bought ice pops. Combine fresh fruit and natural honey for a perfect summer treat. 

8
Servings
106
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  Cups  coconut water or fruit juice, divided
  • 1  Teaspoon  grass-fed gelatin (agar powder may be substituted)
  • 2  Cups  watermelon chunks
  • 2  Cups  pineapple chunks
  • 2  Teaspoons  honey, divided

Directions

Pour 1/4 cup of the coconut water into a bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over top and let it bloom (soften) for 10 minutes.

Bring the remaining 1/2 cup to a boil, then pour it into the bowl. Whisk until all of the gelatin is dissolved.

Purée the watermelon chunks with half of the gelatin liquid and 1 teaspoon of honey. Pour it into ice pop molds, filling them halfway.

Rinse the blender, then purée the pineapple chunks with the remaining gelatin liquid and honey. Slowly drizzle the pineapple mixture into the molds. This mixture is a bit denser than the watermelon mixture, so it will slightly displace the watermelon, creating a swirl effect.

Place the lids and sticks into the molds, then freeze for 6 hours or until hard.

To unmold the ice pops, run them under warm water for 5 seconds or until the sticks pull out easily.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
24g
27%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
7mg
1%
Sodium, Na
17mg
1%
Water
93g
3%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.