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These boba popsicles combine the refreshing flavor of watermelon with the creamy texture of coconut milk and a fun surprise of chewy tapioca pearls. It’s like sipping on a cool glass of bubble tea but in a refreshing popsicle form. They’re the perfect sweet treat for a hot summer day.

A watermelon boba popsicle on a stick in ice.

These watermelon boba popsicles are a fun, tasty fusion of your favorite summer treats. The best part? You can make them with just four ingredients, and one of them is water! 

Plus, they’re not your only ticket to a refreshing treat. You might also want to try these other icy treats: sweet tea raspberry popsicles, tangy blueberry lemonade popsicles, or layered strawberry pineapple mint popsicles.

Watermelon boba popsicles on a tray with ice are the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy: Making your own boba popsicles is easier than you think. With just a few simple steps, you can have this refreshing treat ready to pop into the freezer.
Fusion Treat: If you can’t decide between a cool, refreshing popsicle or a tasty, chewy bubble tea, this recipe combines the best of both in a fun, innovative way. It takes popsicle recipes to the next level!
Absolutely Delicious: The blend of watermelon and coconut cream might sound unusual, but it’s a delicious combination of sweet and refreshing. The optional honey adds a natural sweetness that makes these popsicles a real treat.
Perfect for Summer: These boba popsicles are ideal for everyone in the family. The adults will love the sophisticated blend of fruit with cream, as well as the unusual gummy texture of the boba, while the kids will love them because, well because they’re popsicles and hey, what kid doesn’t love popsicles!

A plate of watermelon popsicles with boba and watermelon slices.

Watermelon Boba Popsicles Recipe Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Watermelon: The star of these refreshing popsicles, watermelon adds a sweet, juicy flavor that’s perfect for hot summer days. You can also use other fruits like strawberries, kiwi, or a mix of your favorites if you prefer.
Coconut cream: This brings a rich, creamy texture to the popsicles. Make sure you use cream and not coconut milk, as the higher fat content helps provide a smoother texture once frozen.
Tapioca pearls (Bobas): This is what gives the boba popsicles their fun, unique twist. The tapioca pearls are the same as those used in traditional bubble tea and they provide a fun chewy element to the popsicles.
Brown sugar: It can be added to the tapioca pearls and water mixture to sweeten them. You can use white sugar if you prefer, or even omit the sugar entirely if you want.

A group of watermelon boba popsicles chilling on ice.

How to Make Boba Popsicles

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Cook the tapioca pearls: Boil 2 cups of water in a small pan, then add the tapioca pearls. Boil for 5 minutes or until they float, then remove them from the heat and transfer them to a bowl of cold water. Stir in the brown sugar.
Prepare the popsicle molds: Divide the boba (prepared tapioca pearls) and honey between your popsicle molds.
Blend the watermelon and coconut cream: Combine the watermelon (cubed and seeds removed) and coconut cream in a blender and process until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the molds: Divide the blended mixture between your popsicle molds.
Freeze: Put the molds in the freezer and freeze until solid, about 4 hours.
Serve your watermelon boba popsicles: To unmold the popsicles, run the molds under hot water for half a minute and then take the popsicles out. Serve immediately.

A hand holding a popsicle with watermelon and boba pearls.

Substitutions and Variations

Sweeteners: Instead of brown sugar, feel free to use white sugar if that’s what you have. Plus, you can also use honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup to add a different type of sweetness which will work great with the other ingredients.
Boba Flavors: You can choose from various colors and even flavors. Boba comes in black, white, pink, multi-colored, and many other shades. Any of these will complement your popsicles and add a wonderful gummy texture.
Fruits: Who doesn’t love watermelon recipes? But if you have or like other fruits, feel free to use them instead. Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries will also work beautifully.

Boba watermelon popsicles displayed on a tray with ice.

Serving Suggestions

Refreshment: Watermelon boba popsicles make a great refreshing treat on a hot day. Serve them alongside dishes like grilled chicken or stir-fries to add a fun and unexpected twist to your summer meal.
Dessert: These boba popsicles are so good! They work perfectly as a quick dessert. You can enjoy them on their own or follow it up with other delicious and easy desserts you and your family will enjoy.

Sliced watermelon and boba on a table to make popsicles.

How to Store Boba Popsicles

Freeze: You might find yourself with leftover popsicles. Don’t worry – simply place them in an airtight container and pop them back into the freezer. They’ll keep well for about a week, maintaining their unique texture and flavor.

Top Tips 

Choose the right watermelon: When making watermelon boba popsicles, <u>make sure you choose a ripe and sweet watermelon. This will ensure that your popsicles are not only delicious but also have the right amount of natural sweetness, allowing you to reduce the need for added sweeteners like honey and brown sugar.
Prepare your tapioca pearls properly: Before adding your tapioca pearls to the popsicle mixture, it’s important to cook them properly. In a small pan, boil 2 cups of water and add the tapioca pearls. Let them boil for about 5 minutes or until they float. Then, turn off the heat and pour them into another bowl of cold water. This will help you achieve the perfect gummy texture for your boba popsicles.

Boba watermelon popsicles on an ice tray.

Watermelon Boba Popsicles FAQs

What type of watermelon should I use for this recipe?

Use a ripe and sweet watermelon for this recipe. You’ll need about 4 cups of watermelon chunks or half a watermelon.

How can I ensure that my tapioca pearls are cooked perfectly?

Follow the instructions on the package for your tapioca pearls. Boil them in hot water for about 5 minutes or until they float, then transfer them to a bowl of cold water.

What other types of sweeteners can I use instead of brown sugar and honey?

You can use agave syrup or another preferred sweetener of your choice. Just remember to adjust the amount used to suit your own sweetness preference.

Why do I need to run the popsicle molds under hot water before removing the popsicles?

Running the popsicle molds under hot water for a short time helps to loosen the popsicles and makes them easier to remove without causing any damage to their shape.

Can I use other fruits instead of watermelon?

Yes, you can! Feel free to experiment with other fruits. Just remember that juicier fruits work best as they help the popsicles freeze into a solid form.

Do I need to use a specific type of popsicle mold for this recipe?

Not necessarily. You can use any popsicle mold you have on hand. Just make sure to evenly distribute the boba and honey into each mold before freezing. This will help to guarantee that each popsicle has a good balance of sweetness and texture.

A watermelon popsicle with boba pearls on ice with fruit on it.

Boba Popsicles Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Watermelon Boba Popsicles

By: Bella Bucchiotti
If you love the refreshing, sweet, and fun bubble tea and the cooling effect of a popsicle on a hot day, you'll adore these boba popsicles. They combine the best of both worlds in a delicious frozen treat that's sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups Watermelon, (or about ½ a watermelon)
  • 1 Can coconut cream
  • 1/2 Cup tapioca pearls
  • 4 Tbsp honey, optional
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar , (can add more if you want sweeter)

Instructions 

  • In a small pan, boil 2 cups of water. Add in the tapioca pearls and let it boil for5 minutes (or until they float). Turn off the heat and pour into another bowlof cold water. (note please adjust for your tapioca brand package instructions)
  • Add in the brown sugar and stir.
  • Divide boba into between the popsicle moulds. Divide the honey between the popsicle moulds. Set aside.
  • Combine the watermelon and coconut cream in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in to the popsicle molds.
  • Place in freezer for about 4 hours until set.
  • Run the popsicle molds under hot water for half a minute, and then gently remove from the mold.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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If you love the refreshing, sweet, and fun bubble tea and the cooling effect of a popsicle on a hot day, you’ll adore these boba popsicles. They combine the best of both worlds in a delicious frozen treat that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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6 Comments

  1. This is the ultimate recipe to freshen up for summer. And it doesn’t hurt that I love watermelon!

  2. I love anything watermelon. It is just so refreshing in the summer! Will try these but thinking of using berries instead of boba.

  3. oh my gosh! These look so tasty. I will need to find some boba online. I have never seen it in my stores here