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Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles (vegan and gluten-free)

Super easy Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles. The perfect refreshing treat for the summer! Vegan & gluten-free, sweetened with rice syrup and lucuma powder.

Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles |

These vegan and gluten-free Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles are the perfect treat for the summer! They are refreshing, sweet and healthy.

Watch how to make Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles – Recipe Video (40 sec)


is my favorite melon! I’ve used Cantaloupe in my 2-Ingredient Cantaloupe Ice Cream before and it turned out great, so I really wanted to give Cantaloupe popsicles a try as well. According to Wikipedia, cantaloupe is also called muskmelon, mushmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon, Persian melon, and spanspek.

Lucuma Powder

is dried and powdered lucuma fruit. Lucuma is often used as a low-glycemic sweetener and it contains nutrients like beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. You can add it to smoothies, raw cakes or like in this case – to popsicles :)

Rice Syrup

is my favorite liquid sweetener because it’s fructose-free. I use it in pretty much all of my dessert recipes. If you don’t have rice syrup at home, you can easily substitute it with maple syrup or agave syrup.

Plant-Based Milk

I used unsweetened soy milk in this recipe, but you can use any plant-based milk – almond, rice, coconut, oat, hemp.. whatever your heart desires and what you have at home!

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Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles (vegan and gluten-free)

Elephantastic Vegan
Super easy Cantaloupe Lucuma Popsicles. The perfect refreshing treat for the summer! Vegan & gluten-free, sweetened with rice syrup and lucuma powder.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 30 kcal


  • 1 cup chopped cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup plant-based milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice syrup (or maple syrup or agave syrup)


  • Toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Fill the mixture in popsicle molds, add the popsicle stick.
  • Freeze for at least 5 hours and enjoy!


Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 7gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 106mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1355IUVitamin C: 14.7mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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Recipe Rating

Rita Troiano

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Soy Milk is not healthy for anyone for many reasons - only fermented organic soy, as in tempeh, is not harmful and actually quite nutritious and beneficial as a protein for vegans especially. There are many conclusive studies on agave and this is also not a healthy product, actually quite detrimental to your health. I am very disappointed when I see what are supposed to be healthy alternatives using really not very healthy products. Alternative is not always healthier and vegans need to do better research before they are led astray!


Saturday 13th of May 2017

Thank you for your comment, Rita. You can almost always sub soy milk with nut, oat, or hemp milk. I'm using a variety of plant-based milks in my recipes and have been using soy milk very sparingly. However, I don't think soy is bad in general, it's all about moderation but there are different opinions on this huge soy topic. And as for the liquid sweetener, agave, rice syrup and maple syrup are interchangeable.


Wednesday 13th of July 2016

These look so summery and delicious! I've never heard of lucuma powder but it sounds wonderful :)

Akino |


Thursday 14th of July 2016

Super summery! Thank you, Akino! :) Yeah, the lucuma powder adds a nice additional fruity taste and even a bit of sweetness.

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Tuesday 12th of July 2016

I have been eating SO much cantaloupe lately. If I explode in the near future, you can be sure it was from overconsumption of cantaloupe. It's just so tasty right now, so naturally that means I want to eat even more of it on a stick in pretty popsicle form! The color is beautiful. And lucuma + cantaloupe--an unlikely but sounds very scrumptious pair!


Thursday 14th of July 2016

I completely understand you! Cantaloupes are too good not to eat all.the.time :D Is lucuma and cantaloupe an unusual pair? I don't know.. it seemed like a typical combination in my mind. Anyways, it was my first time working with lucuma powder and I really liked it, I'll definitely use it more often in the future. :)

Rebecca - Strength and Sunshine

Tuesday 12th of July 2016

Well aren't we getting fancy with the pops!!! These sound delicious!!! Nothing you could ever buy in a store ;) I've been craving cantaloupe (and honeydew) but they have been so expensive here! UGH! I'm missing my summer melons!


Thursday 14th of July 2016

Yeah, I always buy cantaloupes when they are in sale too (which they usually are around this time of the year). Melons are one of the best things in the summer :) I wish stores had super simple popsicles like that.. but on the other hand.. it's so easy to make them at home, I'd probably just make them myself anyways.