These Pina Colada Popsicles are a refreshing summer treat! Inspired by everybody’s favourite tropical cocktail, they’re packed with fresh pineapple, coconut, and lime, and they’re a great healthy way to cool off this summer! Watch the VIDEO below to see how I make them, and don’t forget to stay tuned to the end of this blog post for the FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE!
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Is there anything better than a cool treat on a hot summer day? We are absolutely loving the warm weather so far this summer and we’re spending so much time outside playing! We just set up the kiddie pool last night and I can’t wait to spend most of my summer playing outside with the kids, splashing around and enjoying delicious homemade frozen treats.
Because my kids are still preschool age I’m pretty careful about how much added sugar they consume. I know I say that a lot, and obviously my kids do eat sugar sometimes, but we like to avoid it as much as possible, especially when healthier options are available. I also try to stick to a reasonable grocery budget and buying boxes and boxes of frozen ice cream sandwiches or popsicles from the grocery store gets expensive! Homemade frozen treats are always my go-to way to keep my family eating a healthy diet in the summer and save money at the same time.
Looking for more healthy frozen treats? Try my Blackberry Mint Frozen Yogurt or this Mango Coconut Sorbet!
And really, homemade treats like these Pina Colada Popsicles are just perfect. They’re sweetened only with fresh, ripe pineapple and they’re as creamy as they are refreshing thanks to some coconut milk which contains lots of healthy fats for my growing kids! I like to use reduced-fat coconut milk, because mama’s got to enjoy frozen treats sometimes too, but full fat coconut milk works perfectly well and makes them even more rich and creamy. If your pineapple isn’t quite at that very ripe stage yet, feel free to add a touch of honey to the mixture before you freeze the popsicles, just for a touch of extra sweetness, but my pineapple was nice and ripe so I skipped the honey this time. And if you’re making an adult-only treat, feel free to add a splash of rum. I skipped that of course, to keep these Popsicles kid-friendly!
Of course, you could make these popsicles with all kinds of different fruits, but pineapple seemed the obvious choice since the flavour combination of pineapple, lime and coconut is so perfectly tropical. I’ve travelled a ton but I’ve never been to one of those resorts where you sip on Pina Coladas by the pool…but as I sit in my lawn chair with my feet in the kiddie pool this summer, I’ll be munching on one of these and imagining I’m at a tropical resort somewhere.
And if you’re wondering how to create the perfect classic Popsicle shape (I’ve gotten so many comments and questions about it since I shared my Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles a few weeks ago!), this Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker (Amazon affiliate link) is a really inexpensive way to achieve that classic look. The moulds perform really well and it’s become one of my favourite kitchen gadgets for summer, that’s for sure!! But feel free to use whatever kind of Popsicle mould you want to…they’ll taste great no matter what shape they are. Trust me, you are going to love these!
Looking for more summer refreshment? Try my Watermelon Green Tea Refresher or this Sparking Peach Mango Refresher!
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I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favourite healthy summer treat?
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Pina Colada Popsicles
- 1 cup coconut milk (I use reduced fat, but feel free to use the full fat variety if you prefer that)
- 1 small ripe pineapple , cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
- zest and juice of one lime
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Of course, you could add some rum to the mixture too, for an adult drink of course. But because we share these as a family I leave out the alcohol.
- Pour the mixture into Popsicle molds.
- Freeze in the Popsicle Moulds overnight or until solid. Garnish with some more flaked coconut and some lime zest.
- Enjoy as a refreshing hot-weather treat!
Don’t forget to check out all the other frozen treats from the #FoodieMamas I have linked down below!
Ali from Home and Plate is sharing these delicious Raspberry and Blueberry Yogurt Granola Popsicles this month!
Doesn’t this Cold Brew Iced Coffee Affogato from Lucy at Turnip the Oven look refreshing??
Trish from Rhubarbarians is sharing these delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops this month!
I want to be sipping on these Blueberry Grapefruit Mojito Slushies from Manju at Cooking Curries all summer long!
And Kaitie from Fuschia Freezer is sharing this delicious Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie this month!