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.
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- 2 cups coconut water (see note)
- about 80 gummy bears
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.
Freeze the ice pops 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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- You can sweeten the coconut water to taste with powdered sugar, syrup or honey.