Gummy Bear Coconut Ice Pops

These fun popsicles are made with coconut water and gummy bears. It’s the perfect summer treat that will also help you stay hydrated!The recent bout of hot weather has me wanting to eat nothing except ice pops. I actually made a version of these two years ago, but I thought it was time for an update. I keep cold, refreshing coconut water in the fridge at all times. Usually it’s my post yoga drink, but lately I’ve been drinking a lot more to stay hydrated.

Coconut water is also a great base for the ice pops because it is almost transparent, allowing the colorful little gummy candies to really shine through. Normally I like my ice pops to be creamy and ice pops with coconut water are actually quite icy. But I still like these. I love the pairing of the coconut water with the chewy gummy bears.Who knew they go so well together?

I did a mix of full-sized gummy bears from Sprouts and mini Haribo gummy bears. Unfortunately, they will sink once you put them into the coconut water. If you want your entire popsicle filled, you will have to add quite a few gummies. I wanted to keep things a little healthier, so I added about 8-10 to each one, which filled them about halfway.

You can use any ice pop mold you have at home, but I used this Norpro Ice Pop Mold and these Wooden Treat Sticks for this recipe.

Gummy Bear Coconut Ice Pops

Ingredients:

2 cups coconut water (sweetened to your personal preference using powdered sugar, syrup or honey)

about 80 gummy bears

Directions:

1. If using 3 oz ice pop molds, fill each one with 2 ounces of coconut water. Drop in about 10 gummies. Add popsicle sticks to the center of each ice pop and secure on lid of popsicle mold (if it has one). If you are using the older Norpro model I have, the popsicle sticks may float up even after the lid is in place. If that is the case, clip a small binder clip to each one and it will weigh the popsicle sticks down, so that they stay in place until the ice pops have a chance to freeze.

2. Let the ice pops freeze for 8-10 hours, or overnight to set. When removing popsicles, be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions. Usually it involves running the popsicle molds under water for a few seconds until you can loosen the popsicles from their molds. You don't want to simply let the popsicles sit out because they will already be partially melted before you can pull them out of the molds.

 

 

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2 comments on “Gummy Bear Coconut Ice Pops”

  1. I pinned this last year and hope to make them for our first BBQ this summer! I had a question though – what happens to the gummy bears when they freeze? Are they super hard to chew? I’m making them for toddlers/preschoolers and wanted to make sure they’d be able to eat them! Such a cute idea.

    • the gummies will be harder and chewier than they were before. So I recommend using gummies that are really soft to begin with rather than ones that are on the firmer side.

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