Tropical Fruit Popsicles (No Added Sugar)

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Hand picking up a tropical fruit popsicle made with whole fruit

Any Otter Pop fans out there? Those sweet and icy popsicles carried us through many a hot summer day as kids, and we’ve now given them the ultimate upgrade! These tropical-tasting icy treats are sweetened entirely with whole fruit (yes to fiber!), naturally electrolyte-boosting (hello coconut water), and SO refreshing!

They’re perfect for afternoons by the pool, post-exercise hydration, or as a cool treat after a long day outside. Just 6 ingredients required! Let us show you how it’s done!

Coconut, watermelon, pineapple, lime, coconut water, and mint

How to Make Tropical Fruit Popsicles with Real Fruit

Hydration makes you feel good and watermelon wins the award for being one of the most hydrating fruits out there. Not only that, but studies suggest it may improve exercise performance and reduce muscle soreness. Plus, yum! For all these reasons, watermelon takes center stage in these tropical fruit popsicles made with whole fruit!

Cubed fresh watermelon in a blender

We balance watermelon’s sweetness with pineapple and lime juice, and blend it all up with coconut water and a pinch of sea salt for an electrolyte boost!

Watermelon, pineapple, coconut water, lime juice, mint, and salt in a blender

Fresh mint adds sophistication, but in a “these are still kid-friendly” kind of way.

Pouring a watermelon pineapple mixture into a popsicle mold

Whirl everything together in a blender, then freeze in a popsicle mold, and a cooling, vibrant treat awaits!

Pineapple, lime, mint, and coconut beside a popsicle mold

We hope you LOVE these popsicles! They’re:

Super refreshing
Made with whole fruit
Naturally sweet
& Taste like summer on a stick!

Make them any time you have leftover watermelon or pineapple around (4th of July parties, anyone?) and you’ll be thanking yourself on upcoming hot summer days.

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Lime wedges and mint leaves on a plate with homemade fruit popsicles

Tropical Fruit Popsicles (No Added Sugar)

Refreshing, electrolyte-boosting fruit popsicles naturally sweetened with coconut water and fiber-rich fresh fruit. Just 6 ingredients required and perfect for hot summer days!
Author Minimalist Baker
Picking up a homemade fruit popsicle from a plate of ice cubes
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 9 (Popsicles)
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? In Freezer.


  • 2 cups chopped fresh watermelon
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 healthy pinch sea salt


  • At least 4-6 hours before you wish to enjoy your popsicles, add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth and frothy. Taste and adjust, adding more watermelon or coconut water for sweetness or more lime for brightness.
  • Add the mixture to a popsicle mold (we used this one) and add popsicle sticks. Freeze until firm — about 4-6 hours. To remove from molds, let thaw slightly by setting at room temperature for 10 minutes or dipping mold in warm/hot water to help loosen.
  • Popsicles will keep in the freezer for 1 month.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 9 servings)

Serving: 1 popsicle Calories: 20 Carbohydrates: 5.1 g Protein: 0.4 g Fat: 0.1 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 30 mg Potassium: 99 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Sugar: 3.7 g Vitamin A: 138 IU Vitamin C: 12 mg Calcium: 9 mg Iron: 0.1 mg

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  1. Fran De La Rosa says

    Question: do these popsicles melt quickly when eating? Is there any kind of vegan thickener that could slow melting?

  2. Astrid says

    Could you make these with coconut milk? Coconut water is hard to find in stores here. The popsicles look delicious and would be great for my sweettooth toddler!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Astrid, we haven’t tried this with coconut milk and while it would change the flavor and texture slightly, it would probably be delicious! You could also use water or another type of fruit juice to help things blend. Let us know how it goes!

      • Astrid says

        Thank you for responding! I found coconut water in the end and my toddler loved the popsicles just as much as the ones that are full of sugar. I’ll definitely try making them with coconut milk as well, and maybe also with other kinds of melon. Thank you for a great recipe!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Aw, we’re so glad your little one enjoyed them! Thank you for sharing, Astrid! xo