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1. Gather the ingredients.

  • 2 1/2-3 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (see step 3 for instructions)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp shredded dried coconut
  • 1 Tbsp agave


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2. Chop the pineapple.

Large chunks are fine since everything will get blended anyways. You can substitute canned pineapple, but fresh definitely adds a more authentic taste.

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3. Prepare the coconut cream.

The easiest way to get coconut cream is to buy a can of regular coconut milk and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. The cream will harden towards the top so it will be easier to scoop out when you open the can. Poke through any remaining cream to get the coconut milk.

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4. Add everything to the blender.

Combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until creamy. The shredded coconut adds a bit of texture, but you want the mixture to otherwise be smooth.

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5. Pour into containers.

Divide into 6 containers. We used BPA-free Tavolo star molds. They make pretty sizeable popsicles, so if you are making popsicles for younger kids in different, smaller containers (like these which I haven’t tried), this recipe will likely make about 10 popsicles instead of 6.

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6. Chill out and enjoy!

Put all the popsicles in the freezer. As tempting as it is for little faces to peek into the freezer for their fruity treats, try and keep the troops out of the area for at least four hours (or you risk them pulling out the popsicle sticks too early and having a container/sleeve full of popsicle with no stick inside. As you can guess, this happened to us and there were some sad faces). Then take out the popsicles, remove the sleeve and pass out the popsicles. You may need to run the popsicle sleeve under hot water for a moment or two to loosen it and allow the popsicles to come out. Enjoy!

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Pina Colada Popsicles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2-3 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp shredded dried coconut
  • 1 Tbsp agave

Chop the pineapple (large chunks are fine). Prepare the coconut cream: The easiest way to get coconut cream is to buy a can of regular coconut milk and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. The cream will harden towards the top so it will be easier to scoop out when you open the can. Poke through any remaining cream to get the coconut milk. Combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until creamy. The shredded coconut adds a bit of texture, but you want the mixture to otherwise be smooth. Divide the mixture into 6 containers. We used BPA-free Tavolo star molds. They make pretty sizeable popsicles, so if you are making popsicles for younger kids in different, smaller containers (like these which I haven’t tried), this recipe will likely make about 10 popsicles instead of 6. Put all the popsicles in the freezer and freeze for at least four hours. Then remove the sleeve (you may have to run them under hot water briefly to loosen them) and pass out the popsicles. Enjoy!