RECIPE // watermelon boba pops

Seriously, there’s nothing like going to to Chinatown for some refreshing bubble tea, especially on a hot day. I don’t know if it’s the endless amount of strange flavors or the squish of tapioca pearl boba sucked through an oversized straw, but on a steamy summer day, it’s the best. That’s why I was so excited to combine my passion for popsicles and bubble tea into one delicious summer treat just in time for Popsicle Week!

This Watermelon Boba Pop is utterly refreshing, with juicy bites of sweet frozen watermelon juice and icy boba to chew on and a tart kiwi surprise at the end. Definitely one to try for those sweltering afternoons.

popsicle week // watermelon boba pops


Start by preparing the boba according to the directions on the packaging (mine only needed to boil for a few minutes), then set aside. Next, put your chopped watermelon, sugar and the juice of one lime in a blender and pulse until smooth, then set aside. Place your chopped kiwi in the blender and pulse until smooth.

recipe // watermelon boba pops for #popsicleweek

Next comes the fun part: assembling! Carefully spoon the boba into each Popsicle mold, filling until a quarter of the way full then pour in your watermelon mixture and top with pureed kiwi. If you want your boba evenly spaced throughout the Popsicle, you could freeze in layers and add until full. Don’t worry if your layers mix — that just adds to the fun of things!

Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for at least a few hours to overnight. When you’re ready to show off your handiwork, just run the popsicle mold under warm water for 5 seconds, and they’ll slide out easily.

Project by Gwen McKenzie for Jojotastic.

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  1. 7.14.15
    Heather said:

    whoa! never thought about doing tapioca pearls in a popsicle (though everyone around me drinks a ton of pearl milk tea), but it sounds amazing!!

    • 7.14.15
      joanna said:

      it’s definitely a fun twist on a yummy favorite ;)

  2. 7.14.15
    Nicole said:

    These are so lovely!

    • 7.14.15
      joanna said:

      right?? so yummy, gwen did an awesome job!