Cool down with these family friendly creamy Pina Colada Popsicles. Made with only 5 ingredients these homemade creamy coconut popsicles with pineapple will surely give you those tropical vibes.
One great thing about making your own popsicles is that they are a lot healthier than your typical store bought pops. Unfortunately, a lot of the popsicles that are bought in stores now contain artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup. By making your own you are able to pick wholesome ingredients that are only good but taste good as well.
TIPS WHEN MAKING THESE POPSICLES
- For these popsicles I used silicone popsicle molds, but you can use any type of popsicles molds that you have on hand. Don’t have molds yet? I ordered my molds through Amazon.
- After you have combined all your ingredients in the blender make sure that you keep your blender going for at least 60-90 seconds to make sure that all of the shredded coconut and cream is blended well.
- Want to add even more pineapple flavor? Add a couple of pineapple chunks to your blender. Just make sure the pineapple is blended all the way before adding the mixture to your molds.
- When you add your fresh or frozen pieces of pineapple to your mold make sure the pineapple is cut into small pieces. If they are too big it will make it hard to remove your popsicles after they have hardened.
- Make sure not to fill your popsicles molds up to the very top. Leave about a half of an inch from the top. This will prevent overflow when you add the lid to the top of your mold.
- Put your popsicles in the freezer for one hour before adding your popsicle sticks. Then place them back in the freezer for 6 more hours for a total of 7 hours. If your freezer is not that cold they might need to sit in there for an additional 2 hours.
- The popsicles should come right out of the molds. If for some reason they don’t, just use a butter knife to gently loosen up the sides to remove them.
Canned Coconut Cream – I used a 13.66 fl of coconut cream for this recipe. If you are not able to find coconut cream you can use canned coconut milk instead.
Pineapple- For these popsicles I used fresh pineapple but frozen will work just as well. If you don’t have pineapple you do not have to use it or you can substitute it for any type of other fruit.
Shredded Coconut- There are so many different types of shredded coconut that you can buy at your local grocery store that would taste great in your popsicles. For these popsicles I used unsweetened coconut but sweetened coconut tastes wonderful as well.
Maple Syrup- To sweeten these popsicles I used maple syrup. But agave syrup or cane sugar will work as great replacements as well. If you use cane sugar you will need to place the mixture in a pot on low heat to melt the sugar. Just be very careful not to boil the mixture and burn it.
Dairy-Free Milk- The options for dairy-free milk are endless. For these pops I used coconut milk from the carton (not can) but any type of milk would be great. Some other great dairy-free milks include, soy, oat, almond, and cashew.
These Pina Colada Popsicles are:
Easy to make
If you make these Pina Colada Popsicles I would love it if you would snap a photo of them and share it with me on instagram @itsallgoodvegan.com. I can’t wait to see how you like it!
Pina Colada Popsicles
Cool down with these creamy Pina Colada Popsicles. Made with only 5 ingredients these homemade creamy coconut popsicles with pineapple will surely give you those tropical vibes.
Pina Colada Popsicles
- 1 can 13.66 fl of coconut cream
- 3 Tbsp (45 mL)maple syrup, add more for sweeter pops
- 1 cup (250 mL) pineapple, cup into small pieces
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) dairy free milk, I used coconut milk from the carton
- Combine the coconut cream, maple syrup, shredded coconut, and coconut milk to a blender. Blend for 60 to 90 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Add 2 cut pieces of the pineapple to the mold. Make sure not to add too many pieces of pineapple to the mold otherwise it will be difficult to get the popsicles out of the molds.
- Pour the blended mixture in the molds. I recommend leaving about ½ inch of room from the top of the molds to prevent overflow. Place them in the freezer for one hour.
- Take the mold out of the freezer and add your popsicle sticks in the middle of your pops. Place them back in the freezer for 6 hours.
- Remove your popsicles from the mold and eat! They should be easy to remove from the mold. If they are not, gently use a butter knife to loosen up where the popsicles meet the mold.
Make it Your Own
- Make sure the popsicles are completely frozen before removing them from the molds.
- Substitute fresh pineapple for frozen pineapple.
- Want to make these an adult popsicle? Add rum to your creamy coconut mixture.