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Dairy-Free Tropical Papaya Popsicles

Dairy-Free Tropical Papaya Popsicles!  Lush and full-bodied in tropical flavor with a sorbet texture.  Fulfilling and juicy, hydrating, and refreshing.  Easy to make, made with no sugar, sans nuts, dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Keyword: hydrating, papaya, popsicle, popsicles, refreshing, tropical
Servings: 10
Author: Julie Rosenthal


  • Popsicle Mold and sticks


  • 2 cups fresh papaya ripe
  • ¼ cup spring water
  • ¾-1 cup raw coconut water
  • 2 tsp lime juice


  • Cut up papaya into chunks and marinate them in the lime juice. Set aside for 10 minutes in the fridge.
  • Then put all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Once blended pour into a measuring cup and then pour into popsicle molds.
  • Fill each popsicle mold with the mixture, cover the mold with the lid, and add popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze for 6 hours overnight.
  • Once frozen, run the mold under hot water to loosen the lid.  Then run the bottom of the mold under water to loosen the popsicles.  Store popsicles in a ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 4 months.


  • I prefer to use raw coconut water because it tastes as if you just opened the coconut.  I do not like processed brands because they taste fake.  You want to go with the coconut water that only uses 1 ingredient.  You do not want to use coconut water from concentrate, or any that use added sugars.  Added sugars would be listed in the list of ingredients.  My favorite brand is Harmless Harvest.  I love both the clear color and pink color.
  • Sometimes fresh papaya that is not in season or ripe can taste bland.  To bring out the flavor, cut it up and store it in a sealed container with 1 slice of a lime overnight and the flavor will pop!  Then when you go to use the papaya in the recipe, ditch the lime juice process and the actual lime.