These refreshing pineapple coconut popsicles are made with just four simple ingredients for a summer treat. They’re naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
Summer is here and what better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing tropical treat? Pineapple coconut popsicles are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors that will transport you straight to paradise. Not only are they delicious, but they are also incredibly easy to make at home.
Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a summer BBQ, these popsicles are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. For more delightful frozen treats for your summer menu, try pineapple nice cream, cherry nice cream, banana ice cream, or chocolate peanut butter nice cream.
Pineapple coconut cream popsicles are a refreshing and delicious treat that will transport you straight to the tropics. These frozen delights are made with just a few simple ingredients, including frozen pineapple chunks, creamy coconut milk, fresh lime juice, and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.
Frozen pineapple - Fresh or frozen pineapple can be used to make these tangy popsicles. I opt for frozen to make the prep work easier and quicker. If you do opt for frozen, the fruit will need to be thawed enough to puree. Besides being a bit more difficult on your blender, it’s easier to pour a liquid substance into popsicle molds versus the thick puree you’d get if your pineapple was frozen solid.
For more summer inspired frozen treats, try our pineapple slushie recipe with coconut water, orange juice, and lime juice.
Coconut cream - I use unsweetened coconut cream, then sweeten it with a little maple syrup. I haven’t tested with sweetened, so I can’t say for sure how sweet the popsicles will turn out. The coconut cream can be bought in a can or you can refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk overnight. Simply open the refrigerated can and scoop out the coconut cream on top. Some cans are duds and their contents will not separate for that needed coconut cream, so opt for a brand you like and have luck with.
Lime - Fresh lime juice is best. For a less lime flavor profile, you can skip this but I think it gives the popsicles a lovely tangy flavor. Or cut the amount in half.
Maple syrup - I add just a touch of maple syrup to make the popsicles a little sweeter. Agave syrup or a sweetener of your choice can be used.
Canned coconut milk
If you’ve never used coconut milk from a can, the fat separates from the coconut water. You’ll have coconut cream sitting at the top of the can. Some cans of coconut milk will be duds and it’s all watery versus separated.
It’s not a problem if that happens for this recipe, the popsicles will still be good. The fat gives the popsicles a smooth creamy consistency, so if the coconut milk didn't separate the popsicles won’t be as creamy. You can always try to stick the can in the refrigerator overnight for the fat to solidify more. Don’t shake the can, you don’t want to mix the cream and water.
Blender - I use my Vitamix, but any blender will work. For lower-power blenders, you’ll need to use fresh pineapple or let the frozen pineapple thaw more to puree.
Popsicle molds - I use these silicone popsicle molds that came with wooden sticks. Any popsicle mold will work. The number of servings will alter depending on the size of the molds you use.
To make pineapple coconut popsicles, start by partly thawing the frozen pineapple enough to puree.
Then blend together the pineapple chunks, coconut cream, and lime juice until they are smooth and pureed. Next, taste the puree and sweeten the mixture with a bit of maple syrup or agave nectar to taste.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, the size of it determines how many it makes. I get a little more than six for my molds. Freeze for several hours or overnight until they are completely frozen. Once ready, remove them from the molds by running warm water over them for a few seconds to loosen them up.
For silicone molds, I gently move the popsicle in the mold back and forth to break away from the sides, then push up on the bottom to release more from the mold.
The result is an incredibly refreshing tropical treat that's perfect for hot summer days. The sweet tanginess of the pineapple pairs perfectly with the creaminess of the coconut milk, creating a flavor combination that's both light and satisfying. They're also vegan-friendly and gluten-free, making them an excellent option for those with dietary restrictions.
Pineapple coconut popsicles are a refreshing and delicious treat that everyone should try! These popsicles offer a perfect balance of sweet and tropical flavors that make them ideal for any summer day. Whether you're enjoying them by the pool or relaxing on your porch, these popsicles are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So next time you're looking for a fun and easy dessert idea, give pineapple popsicles a try – your taste buds will thank you!
For more frozen or pineapple-inspired treats, try one of these summer-inspired treats.
- Spinach pineapple banana smoothie
- Pineapple cucumber smoothie
- Pineapple nice cream
- Cherry nice cream
- Chocolate peanut butter banana nice cream
- Banana ice cream
- Pineapple slushie
These refreshing pineapple coconut popsicles with lime juice are made with just four simple ingredients for a summer treat. They’re naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
- 3 cups frozen pineapple, partly thawed
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste
- Let the frozen pineapple thaw enough to puree. Then add the pineapple, coconut cream, and lime juice to a blender and blend. You may need to let the mixture thaw more if it doesn't pour easily into the popsicle molds.
- Taste and add maple syrup if needed.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
The coconut cream can be bought in a can or you can refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk overnight. Simply open the refrigerated can and scoop out the coconut cream on top. Some cans are duds and their contents will not separate for that needed coconut cream, so opt for a brand you like and have luck with.
Fresh pineapple can be used instead of frozen.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Dessert, Snack
- Method: freezing
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: pineapple coconut popsicles, pineapple coconut cream popsicles