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Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

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Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

Watermelon has to be one of my favourite kinds of fruit. It’s got this wonderful, subtly sweet taste and is a refreshing, healthy snack perfect for long days at the beach and a popular choice at just about every type of BBQ you can imagine. Everything about watermelon just screams summer, and guess what? We’re in the heart of watermelon season right now!

Well, if you thought you loved watermelon before, then you’re going to totally fall for these Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails. In fact, I think they’re going to become just about the only thing you drink this summer.

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

These Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails are BEYOND refreshing, and remind me of everything the lazy days of summer should be. And let me just say that if you haven’t already tried poptails this year, then you’re missing out. Basically, poptails are the next best thing to ice cubes (unless of course you’re making these flavoured ice cubes!). They don’t water down your drinks, and you can slowly sip them poolside. Or parkside. Wherever there’s sunshine and good fun, basically.

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

If you can’t already tell how watermelon-obsessed I am (I mean, I have TWO different kinds of watermelon mojitos – cucumber and blackberry – featured on my blog, not to mention a Watermelon Agua Fresca…), then you seriously don’t even know me.

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

But I’ve been talking up watermelon all this time without even presenting you with the facts. Like how watermelon is 92% water? You could basically just have watermelon as the only liquid you consume. Which makes these Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails more like a necessary component of summer hydration…

I also feel like I should mention that these more or less mocktails have absolutely no added sugar in them, which is fantastic considering that watermelon is already super low in calories and a great source of vitamins C, A and B6, along with potassium. Watermelon is also a  fantastic source of citrulline, an important amino acid. Research shows that this helps with good cardiovascular flow for heart health, and  faster recovery for athletes. So next time you go for a run, be sure to down one of these babies before you go!

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

The only thing that could make these Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails even BETTER is if they were in slushie form. Which you could easily do by the way – add all the ingredients with some ice and blenddddddd. Beautiful.

Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails

Will you be joining my personal watermelon craze and making these Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails? If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on InstagramTwitter or Facebook – and if you STILL can’t get enough watermelon, there are even more recipes over at watermelon.org. Start doing your happy dances people!

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if you thought you loved watermelon before, then you're going to totally fall for these Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails!
Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails
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Course Cocktails
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
poptails
Ingredients
Popsicles
Course Cocktails
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
poptails
Ingredients
Popsicles
Watermelon & Coconut Water Poptails
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.71
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. In a blender, puree watermelon, then strain using a fine mesh sieve. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of watermelon juice and set aside.
  2. Combine remaining watermelon juice with coconut water and lime juice, then pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze for 2 hours, then insert popsicle sticks if needed. Continue freezing for at least another 6 hours before serving.
  3. Mix remaining 1 1/2 cups watermelon juice with 1 cup coconut water and juice of half a lime. Set aside until ready to serve cocktails.
  4. Once popsicles are frozen, divide watermelon juice mixture into 6 different glasses, sticking a popsicle in each one then garnishing with a wedge of watermelon and a slice of lime.

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So go ahead, indulge. Summer’s almost over after all!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Krysti
    August 15, 2016 at 18:44

    Looks absolutely divine! Saving for later xx

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 16, 2016 at 08:45

      Thanks Krysti!!

  • Reply
    Clarissa
    August 15, 2016 at 18:44

    These look so fun! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • Reply
    Sammy
    August 15, 2016 at 19:05

    Yum!! Perfect for summer!

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    Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    August 15, 2016 at 19:08

    Watermelon must be the quintessential summer fruit! And what you have here are just so lovely. I already feel refreshed looking at them! And with the kind of hot and humid summer we’re having, these are so perfect.

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 16, 2016 at 08:46

      Thanks Jolina! And agreed, the weather we’ve been having is over the top. Perfect for watermelon season!

  • Reply
    Sara
    August 15, 2016 at 19:29

    These are so creative! And your photos are lovely, as always. How fun, bright, and colorful! I would love to make a poptail before summer is over 😀

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    Cassie Lopez
    August 15, 2016 at 19:42

    These look AMAZING! I love watermelon so much. I definitely need to make these.

  • Reply
    Dionna Chambers
    August 15, 2016 at 19:51

    Your photos are amazing and I want to make this water ASAP! Thank you for your gift. Your website is amazing, beautifully designed. Amazing photos. And amazing content!!!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 18, 2016 at 09:00

      Thanks so much Dionna, that means alot 🙂

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    Amber Myers
    August 15, 2016 at 20:04

    This looks amazing and refreshing. Yes please!

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    Jenna Colgrove
    August 15, 2016 at 20:29

    These have to be the prettiest popsicles ever!! And I love anything with watermelon so I’m def adding this to my list of things to test!!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 18, 2016 at 09:02

      Do itttttt! And thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mahy
    August 15, 2016 at 20:55

    Oh these look ultra refreshing! How can I grab one right off the screen? lol

  • Reply
    Samantha
    August 15, 2016 at 22:56

    I’m actually afraid to try this because I’m positive that once I do I won’t want to drink anything else ever again! This looks so amazing! I love watermelon, so I know this is going to be delicious! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 16, 2016 at 09:02

      Thanks Samantha!! Let me know if you give them a try!

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    Raj @ www.ThePrimalDesire.com
    August 16, 2016 at 03:41

    Taylor!

    I had planned on doing a very similar recipe idea (different flavors) earlier this summer too! Beautiful job, these look fantastic!

  • Reply
    Cait
    August 16, 2016 at 10:19

    Those look like the perfect summer drink. So festive.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

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    Amy Scott
    August 16, 2016 at 11:13

    My mouth waters reading this! They look so refreshing. I wish I had these in the height of Summer

  • Reply
    Dicia
    August 16, 2016 at 13:18

    These look really delicious! I love watermelon, so I’m definitely saving for later! 🙂

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    Barbara
    August 16, 2016 at 20:44

    Poptails! I love this. We’ve been having watermelon every night for dessert. And my husband loves coconut so this sounds like a win-win. I must make this for him. Thanks, Taylor.

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 18, 2016 at 08:57

      Thanks Barbara!! I know, this is definitely the season for watermelon! 🙂

  • Reply
    Taylor Reese
    August 17, 2016 at 07:58

    Dying over these! They are pretty and look delicious!

  • Reply
    Gilian
    August 17, 2016 at 08:07

    Very neatly done! I’d love to do this for small gathering of friends, but it’s not possible where I am in. I can do this for the kids, though. =)

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