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Piña Colada Popsicles taste just like the classic cocktail, but are made without the booze and frozen on a stick. So quick and easy to make in a blender, they're refreshing, cool, creamy, sweet treats for warm weather days.
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Table of Contents
  1. Creamy Virgin Piña Colada Popsicles
  2. Why We Love This Homemade Popsicles Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Piña Colada Popsicles
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
  11. Piña Colada Popsicles Recipe

Piña Colada Popsicles are a quick and easy way to transform a classic tropical cocktail into a cool and refreshing frozen treat for both kids and adults alike.

Full of sweet fresh pineapple and rich, unsweetened coconut cream, this recipe is simply a blended 3-ingredient mixture that’s poured and frozen into popsicle molds.

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Creamy Virgin Piña Colada Popsicles

Piña Colada Popsicles are a Caribbean-inspired cold and refreshing snack that tastes just as delicious as the beach-side boozy beverage, but made in a frozen virgin version.

This simple recipe takes 5 minutes to make, using only fresh fruit, coconut cream, and some sugar that’s blended, poured, and molded into the perfect popsicle to eat poolside.

Unsweetened coconut cream, with its lush, thick texture and natural flavor pairs perfectly with sweet, ripe pineapple; plus there’s no preservatives, food coloring, or artificial ingredients in these wholesome homemade popsicles.

This is a sweet treat you can feel good about feeding your family, but only takes a few more minutes to blend a second batch spiked with rum, making it unsuitable for kids.

For more frozen fruity treats to beat the summer heat, try my Kiwi Watermelon Popsicles, Watermelon Popsicles, and Fresh Fruit Popsicles.

Why We Love This Homemade Popsicles Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients.
  • Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
  • Wholesome homemade popsicle that’s perfect for cooling off in warm weather.
  • Spike them with rum for a boozy adult snack or keep them kid-friendly without alcohol.
  • A creamy treat to serve at pool parties, backyard barbecues, or simply for summer snacking.
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Ingredients

  • Fresh pineapple
  • Unsweetened coconut cream
  • Granulated sugar 

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Sugar Swap: Feel free to use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of the granulated sugar.
  • Add Alcohol: To make an adult-only boozy batch of popsicles, you can add a splash of alcohol. I prefer to use dark or spiced rum to make spiked popsicles. Typically, white rum is used in piña coladas, but I find dark or spiced rum adds more flavor.
  • Popsicle mold
  • High powered Blender
  • Popsicle sticks
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How to Make Piña Colada Popsicles

Piña Colada Popsicles can easily be made in 5 minutes using only a blender to make the mixture and then freezing it in molds. And while it does take time to freeze into pops, they’re so delicious, it’s totally worth the wait.

  1. Make The Mixture: Blend all ingredients for 3-4 minutes.
    Pro Tip: Be sure to shake or stir the creme to reincorporate the water into the cream.
  2. Pour: Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks.
  3. Freeze: Freeze for 7-8 hours.

Tips

  • If you don’t have fresh pineapple, drain the juice from canned pineapple.
  • Do not use crushed pineapple or tidbits. It will give a pulp like texture to the pops.
  • If your mixture is not smooth and creamy, run it through a mesh strainer.
  • Do not over mix when blending as it will curdle.
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Storage Tips

  • To Store: After unmolding, each popsicle can be tightly wrapped in plastic and kept frozen for up to 4 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add alcohol to my popsicles?

If you want to spike these pops, I would add a maximum of 1/4 cup rum to the blender. The more alcohol you add, the less possibility it’s going to freeze and it will have a slushy consistency versus the smooth creamy popsicle.

Do I have to use fresh pineapple for this recipe?

I think fresh fruit makes for better-tasting popsicles. The tropical sweet-tart flavor of fresh pineapple can’t be beaten, but both frozen and canned pineapple are acceptable substitutes for this recipe.

Do I have to let my frozen pineapple thaw before blending?

If you are using frozen fruit, place the frozen pineapple in a medium bowl and let it thaw at room temperature until slightly softened about 20 minutes. Discard any liquid that has accumulated at the bottom of the bowl before proceeding with the recipe. Note that this will increase the total time of the recipe.

How many popsicles does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 10 large popsicles. You can half it, double it, or even triple it while keeping all ingredients proportionate.

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5 from 2 votes
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Piña Colada Popsicles

Serves — 10
Piña Colada Popsicles taste just like the classic cocktail, but are made without the booze and frozen on a stick. So quick and easy to make in a blender, they're refreshing, cool, creamy, sweet treats for warm weather days.
Prep Time 3 mins
Freeze Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 3 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a high powered blender add pineapple, granulated sugar and coconut cream.
  • Be sure to shake or stir the creme to reincorporate the water into the cream (this will also help with the texture later.)
  • Blend for about 3-4 mins but do not over mix it as it will curdle.
  • Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks.
  • Freeze for 7-8 hours.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
After unmolding, each popsicle can be tightly wrapped in plastic and kept frozen for up to 4 weeks.
Tips:
  • If you don’t have fresh pineapple, drain the juice from canned pineapple.
  • Do not use crushed pineapple or tidbits. It will give a pulp like texture to the pops.
  • If your mixture is not smooth and creamy, run it through a mesh strainer.
  • Do not over mix when blending as it will curdle.
  • If you want spike these pops I would add a maximum of 1/4 cup rum to the blender. The more alcohol you add the less possibility its going to freeze, it will have a slushy consistency vs the smooth creamy popsicle.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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