Summer is here and the eating is easy – and so are these Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles. They are creamy and crunchy and super sweet from the fresh summer watermelon.
There are many types of watermelons you may not have heard about. You could even switch up this recipe by using a different one than the traditional picnic watermelon.
Making Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles.
Don’t you just love the taste of frozen desserts when the summer heat is upon us? My family does too, so I keep a range of frozen treats on hand in the freezer all summer long. They are the perfect dessert for summer entertaining. Making popsicles yourself is super easy with just a few ingredients, some molds and a food processor.
These popsicles could not be easier to make. Just pulse a few ingredients in a food processor and pour into Popsicle molds. Then add some mini chocolate chips and freeze. Easy, peasy…just perfect for the hot summer days when working in the kitchen is the LAST thing on your mind. They are ready to pop into the freezer in just five minutes!
The base of these popsicles is fresh summer watermelon. I chose a seedless variety that was super sweet. I”m using a mint extract for the recipe but chopped fresh mint works well too.
Add the watermelon, mint extract, lemon zest, sugar, and coconut milk to a food processor. Give it a few pulses until you have a thick mixture that still has some chunks in it.
Pour into the popsicle molds until they are about 7/8 full.
Add the chocolate chips evenly to the molds and push down gently with the stick holder.
Freeze for four hours until firm.
Summer time sweetness!
These yummy chocolate watermelon popsicles are sweet and creamy. They have a little bit of crunch from the chocolate chips and the kids will just love them.
I got 8 single popsicles out of the recipe and they work out to 55 calories each.
Why buy retail pops when you can make your own in just minutes? I keep a range of popsicles in the freezer all summer long. It’s nice knowing that I control what goes into them to keep them healthy and still great tasting.
- 3 cups of seedless watermelon
- 1 tsp Mint extract or 1 tbsp of finely chopped mint leaves
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/3 cup of canned full fat coconut milk
- zest of one lemon
- 2 tbsp of mini chocolate chips
- Combine everything except the chocolate chips in a food processor. Pulse until it is a thick consistency.
- Pour into Popsicle molds. Divide the chocolate chips evenly between the popsicle molds. Push them down gently with the popsicle stick holders.
- Freeze for about 3-4 hours until firm.
- To un-mold, gently pour warm water over the outside of the molds. Enjoy!
- Makes 8 single popsicles
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