Papaya, Coconut, and Citrus Popsicles

Papaya, Coconut, and Citrus Popsicles recipe { @beardandbonnet }

I am officially in love with papayas – especially papaya in the form of popsicles! 

Popsicles are a constant in our freezer. Our kids don’t care what time of year it is or how cold it is outside they can’t seem to get enough of them and I can’t say that I disagree.

Papaya, Coconut, and Citrus Popsicles recipe { @beardandbonnet }

When Melissa’s produce sent me that beautiful box of produce a few weeks back I was excited to find some gorgeous strawberry papaya nestled inside. Strawberry papaya’s are considered to be the sweetest, most flavorful of all papayas! With beautiful, pink flesh that is fragrant and juicy, with a hint of fresh peaches and berries. They are perfection!

Papaya, Coconut, and Citrus Popsicles recipe { @beardandbonnet }

I struggled with what the best use for them would be – A salad? A smoothie? A cocktail? Nothing seemed as perfect as a popsicle! I assure you it didn’t take us long to work our way through 10 of these popsicles – they are spectacular.

Papaya, Coconut, and Citrus Popsicles recipe { @beardandbonnet }


Papaya, Coconut, and Citrus Popsicles

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Yield: 10 popsicles
  • Category: Dessert, Vegan, Gluten Free


Beat the heat with a delicious frozen pop made from strawberry papayas, coconut, and citrus!


  • 2 cups chopped papaya, I used strawberry papaya’s
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 2 limes
  • juice of 1 orange
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine the papaya, coconut milk, coconut water, agave, lime zest, lime juice, and orange juice in a blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to Popsicle molds and freeze until set.




    • Meg

      Yay for popsicles!! We cannot get enough of them. Glad to have connected through the site, I cannot wait to check out your site!

  1. These sound phenomenal Meg! I’m a sucker for papaya too, although it rarely makes it past the peeling and eating stage, especially with a generous squeeze of lime-delicious!!

  2. Such gorgeous photos! Papayas are truly beautiful fruit 🙂 I was actually having a great day until I came across this recipe and realized I have none of the ingredients to make it lol! It will have to wait until tomorrow. I’m very excited to try this thanks so much for sharing!

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.