A delicious fruit popsicle recipe that is incredibly refreshing and colorful, these Coconut Water Popsicles are great for keeping kids hydrated and happy this summer!
Rainbow Popsicles Recipe
Coconut water is incredibly hydrating, with 10 times the amount of potassium of normal sports drinks (helping balance electrolytes and lower sodium), more calcium and magnesium than any other sports drink or fruit juice, antioxidants and amino acids. However, it can be bland, at best, and some brands can taste downright gross.
It’s taken me awhile to figure out how to make coconut water palatable for my daycare kids – but sweetening it slightly with some maple syrup and turning it into colorful, fruity popsicles has been a unanimous hit!
Your best bet for great tasting coconut water is buying a young coconut and using the coconut water within that, but if you need to use a shelf-stable version, I highly recommend this one.
This is a super easy recipe to have the kids help make, and a great one to use a Zoku Ice Pop maker. We keep ours in our freezer all summer so that we can make fun, custom popsicles in less than a minute whenever we want. (To see my daycare kids in action making popsicles in our Zoku, check out this post.)
Coconut Water Rainbow Popsicle Ingredients
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste
- 1 kiwi, sliced and peeled
- 1 peach, sliced and peeled
- 6 strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
Tip: you can use a pinch of stevia in place of the maple sugar, if desired.
Tip: swap out the fruit for 3-4 cups of your own preferred fruit.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Popsicle mold
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Cutting board
How to Make Coconut Water Popsicles
In a large measuring cup, combine the coconut water and maple syrup. Stir well to combine and set aside.
Layer the fruit into the popsicle molds, filling them about 2/3 full of fruit.
Top the popsicles up with the sweetened coconut water.
Insert the popsicle sticks and place the popsicle mold in the freezer.
These popsicles freeze pretty quickly – sometimes in less than 3 hours, but plan to allow to freeze for up to 5 hours.
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These healthy rainbow popsicles are a delicious and hydrating summer treat for the kids.