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Enjoy the flavors of summer with these creamy watermelon popsicles with magic shell!  This is an easy recipe for a small batch of watermelon popsicles lightened with coconut cream, slightly sweetened with honey, and topped with your very own chocolate Magic Shell!

A pile of watermelon popsicles with chocolate shell.

Homemade Summer Popsicles

Summer is the perfect time to try your hand at homemade frozen desserts.  And I should clarify that – super easy frozen desserts, like these Creamy Watermelon Popsicles with Magic Shell!  There is nothing better than on a hot summer day enjoying a cool and refreshing popsicle.  And there is something even sweeter when it is homemade.  Not to mention a bit healthier because we aren’t putting any artificial colors or flavors in these lovelies!

To make homemade popsicles is as simple as whipping up a smoothie.  Think of the possibilities when it comes to flavors … any fruit you like, with any filling you like (did someone say chocolate chips??!!) – and just freeze!  I have made other versions of popsicles that seem a little more elaborate (translation:  they are layered with 3 flavors), but these Sparkling Berries and Cream Popsicles are a good example of how creative you can get!  

Two watermelon popsicles stacked on top of each other with a chocolate magic shell.

Creamy Watermelon Popsicles

What is making these watermelon popsicles creamy?  Good question and I’m glad you asked.  If you follow or have made other recipes of mine, you know I have an affinity for unsweetened canned coconut milk.   Found in the Coconut Whipped Cream and Butter-Free Buttercream Frosting.

Why do I love canned coconut milk so much?  Few reasons:

  1. The thick and creamy texture of the coconut solids, and how velvety it is in recipes.
  2. It’s dairy-free – so a nice alternative if you can’t handle dairy milk all that well.
  3. Not a strong coconut flavor, which makes it great for desserts.  Nice when you don’t want everything to taste like coconut for reasons #1 and #2.
  4. It’s fun to work with and I like to have extra to make smoothies with!

How to make homemade Magic Shell

If you had asked me when I was 10 if it was possible to make my own Magic Shell, I would have told you no way.  However, if you look at the ingredients on the store-bought Magic Shell – we are using 2 of the say 4’ish ingredients in our homemade batch!  So, it is that easy.

  1. Chocolate chips – Because watermelon is already pretty sweet, I opted for bittersweet chocolate chips.  But, by all means, use a chocolate chip you prefer.
  2. Coconut oil – This is refined, cold-pressed coconut oil.  
  3. Melt your ingredients – We are keeping it simple and using the good old microwave for this.  So take that, fancy double-boiler!
  4. Drizzle on your frozen treat – And watch the magic unfold in front of your very eyes!  The chocolate forms a shell – almost immediately.  

Simple.  As.  That.

So – now you can make Magic Shell anytime, for any frozen dessert.  And yes, the dessert needs to be frozen to get the shell – otherwise, you will simply have a good chocolate sauce drizzle!

Single watermelon popsicle close up with drippy chocolate shell.
A pile of watermelon popsicles with chocolate shell.
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Creamy Watermelon Popsicles with Magic Shell

Yield: 4 Popsicles
Enjoy the flavors of summer with these creamy watermelon popsicles with magic shell!  This is an easy recipe for a small batch of watermelon popsicles lightened with coconut cream, slightly sweetened with honey, and topped with your very own chocolate Magic Shell!
Prep10 minutes
Freeze8 hours
Total8 hours 10 minutes


Watermelon Popsicles

Magic Shell



  • For the Coconut Solids – We are using the solids from a can of unsweetened coconut milk. It is best to refrigerate the can at least overnight – to allow the solids and liquid to separate. You will have extra coconut milk, that you can use in smoothies!
  • In a large blender or food processor, add the watermelon, coconut cream from the can, honey, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the popsicle mix into your popsicle molds. Freeze overnight (at least 8 hours).

Magic Shell

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 20-second intervals – stirring after each interval – until the chocolate has melted and the mix is smooth. In total, it may take up to 90 seconds for the chocolate to melt.
  • Allow the chocolate sauce to cool slightly – at least 3 minutes. Then either dip the frozen popsicles in the chocolate sauce or drizzle over the top with a spoon. The chocolate will harden almost immediately. Enjoy!
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  • Serving Size – The recipe can be doubled (or tripled) just fine.  If you can’t find a 4-Pop Popsicle Mold.
  • Coconut Milk – You can use regular carton coconut milk instead of canned.  However, the canned coconut milk makes the popsicles creamy. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Cernich


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is calculated by a third-party and should only be considered an estimate and not a guarantee.
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