I’m literally dragging my feet in this heat! And am avoiding at all costs to turn on the oven in the fear of heating my house even just one extra degree! Plus, I barely have an appetite with this high humidity.
A few summers ago I bought popsicle moulds from Ikea thinking it would be a fun activity to do with my nieces and nephew. Well this summer I finally unwrapped the plastic wrap and put them to good use (without the little munchkins to help). Originally, I thought these would be fun for the kids but I didn’t know I would enjoy making them this much by myself, not to mention how refreshing the end results were!
I was so lazy from the heat that I didn’t care to try anything too complicated. I just wanted something super refreshing and easy. And what’s more refreshing and hydrating than coconut water? Exactly!!!
With only two ingredients; these coconut water raspberry popsicles are the perfect treat to cool things down in this hot summer heat. They are just the right amount of sweet from the fresh crushed raspberries and super hydrating from the natural coconut water (with no added sugar, might I add).
I seriously don’t even feel like it’s right to claim this recipe as my own, it’s just too simple and too easy! All I did was pour coconut water into the moulds (filling them up just over halfway). Then I froze them for 50 minutes and then topped them up with crushed raspberries and a little more coconut water. I did this so I could get a cool ombre effect. I love how each popsicle turned out a little different.
I also liked how this made the sweetness from the raspberries isolated in the popsicle. I switched out the regular popsicle sticks that the moulds came with and used wood sticks from the dollar store (they just look better for pictures!). You can use either, you just need the popsicles to set a little before you add the wood sticks.
Coconut Water Raspberry Popsicles
Simple, refreshing and a healthy treat – there is no better way to beat the heat but with these coconut water raspberry popsicles!
- Prep Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours
- Yield: 6
- Category: Treat/Snack
- Cuisine: Canadian
- 1L Coconut water at room temperature
- Fresh or frozen raspberries, approx. a handful
- Fill coconut water into popsicle moulds; filling them up just over halfway (it’s best to use coconut water at room temperature to get a nice clear colour).
- Place in the freezer for approx. 50 minutes to firm up.
- In a bowl gently crush raspberries, leaving some in chunks. Add a cup or two of coconut water, mix together.
- Top up popsicle moulds with raspberry mixture (pouring slowly), place back in the freezer for another 30 minutes or so. Add wood popsicle sticks and leave to set for 2-3 hours or overnight.
If you are not using wood sticks you can add the original popsicle handles after pouring in the raspberry mixture.
For fun you could add chunks of fresh coconut as well.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 37
- Sugar: 8.2g
- Sodium: 39mg
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Protein: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 0
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