This watermelon ice pop recipe uses coconut and avocado. This easy-to-make coconut ice pop recipe works great with your favorite ice pop molds.
Why this recipe works
You have to try this Avocado & Watermelon Ice Pops recipe once the weather warms up.
It’s a more wholesome alternative to the sugary ice pops you find at the store.
Plus, I really can’t think of anything more fun than making easy freezer pop recipes with your kids during the summer.
Why it’s so easy to make homemade watermelon ice pops
It’s so easy to make these avocado and watermelon ice pops now that there are so many ice pops molds on the market now.
I especially like Tovolo groovy ice pop molds and other ice pops molds that Tovolo sells.
I’ve had my Tovolo ice pop molds since 2008 and use them every summer. They’re holding up great!
Once you’ve made the initial investment, you’ll want to make fruit ice pops all the time.
Make fruit ice pops with avocados and coconut milk
Have you ever tried making ice pops with avocado? Some Mexican ice pops recipes use avocado.
For example, avocado ice pops (Paletas de Aguacate) are very popular in Mexico.
Usually, puréed avocados are combined with sugar, lime juice, and a little salt and then frozen into paletas – or ice pops.
I went one step further with my Avocado & Watermelon Ice Pops and made them even creamier and dairy free by using canned coconut cream.
You can used coconut milk from a carton or canned lite coconut milk if you want to cut back on the calories. Your coconut ice pop won’t be as creamy, but instead will be more ice like.
For color, I added a layer of pure watermelon – no additional sweetener necessary!
My kids LOVED these Avocado & Watermelon Ice Pops. Both enjoyed the creaminess of the avocado and coconut combination and they loved the refreshing iciness of the watermelon layer.
My daughter enjoyed them so much that she just made another batch of these easy ice pop recipes on her own.
Create more types of homemade freezer pops!
Now that you’ve purchased some Tovolo ice pop molds, you can make many variations of coconut ice pops recipes.
Leave out the avocado and just use the coconut cream, a bit of lime juice, and some sweetener.
Or try another fruit with the coconut cream and some baking extracts. It’s totally up to you!
You can even make some adult variations of coconut cream pops recipes with coffee, matcha green tea powder, rum, tequila or cachaça.
That’s what I love about making easy ice pop recipes and the versatility of coconut cream and a little powdered monk fruit.
Add a little this or that and you have a new flavor to enjoy any time you want healthy homemade freezer pops.
More kid friendly desserts
Looking for more desserts that your children will love? Check these out:
This Watermelon Pizza is guilt free since it’s made with fruit.
These Ice Cream Cones Cupcakes don’t melt since the “ice cream” is made from frosting.
This Easy Mardi Gras King Cakes Recipe with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling is made with crescent dough.
Everyone loves Rice Flour Snickerdoodles Cookies.
Try these colorful red, white and blue Oreo Balls.
- 1 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and sliced
- 1/2 cup canned coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon powdered monk fruit or Swerve Sweetener
- 2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon
- Combine avocado, canned coconut cream, lime juice, and powdered monk fruit in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
- Fill molds 1/3 of way or so depending on the size of ice pop molds. Freeze for 1 hour.
- Place watermelon in a blender. Pulse until pureed.
- Add watermelon puree to molds. Fill to top and place stick handle firmly on top of the mold.
- Freeze overnight.
- Run ice pops under hot water to remove from molds. Enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally posted on Jul 17, 2014. Updated with new pictures and information.