Have you ever met a kid who didn’t like popsicles? Well, let me introduce you to my children. I’m not sure if it’s exactly that they don’t like them, but I think they don’t quite know what to do with them. We tried popsicles like crazy when Hank got his tonsils out and he just wasn’t having it! So I’m on a mission to make some healthy popsicles that are undeniably delicious so that my kids will start liking them. Because when a kid has a sore throat, you just gotta rely on a popsicle or two. Hence, my latest recipe: how to make piña colada popsicles.
These are creamy (even though I can’t stand that word, ugh, it’s the only way to describe them!), refreshing, and taste like summer. And they only have five ingredients, which I love also. I whipped up this batch in about 5 minutes, so if you’re looking for something simple to make, these are right up your alley.
How to Make Piña Colada Popsicles
- 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk (we used whole fat, which you could substitute for lite, or even coconut cream)
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
- juice of 1 lime
- 5-6 mint leaves
- optional: 1 tablespoon sugar (we used organic cane sugar)
- optional for the 21-and-over crowd: 2 oz rum
Combine the coconut milk, 1 cup of crushed pineapple, lime juice, and mint leaves in a blender. Blend until smooth. Give it a taste, and if you like it a little sweeter add the tablespoon of sugar and blend again. Lastly, if you like larger chunks of fruit in your popsicles, add in the additional 2 tablespoons of crushed pineapple and stir in gently.
I’m writing this before my kids have actually tried these, so the jury is out on whether they’ll be a new fave! But I just ate one and I’m having to stop myself from having another, so I can definitely vouch for how good these are. Perfect for summer afternoons in the backyard! xoxo
P.S. If you like these, you’ll love our Spiked Peach Punch Pops!