These dairy free popsicles are easy to make and only use 5 ingredients. Try these coconut pineapple popsicles and see what you think.
Have you ever tried making your own homemade popsicles? They’re incredible easy to make. But, when you’re eating clean, it’s not as easy to find clean eating popsicles that you can feel good about having. This popsicle recipe contains simple ingredients that you can feel good about having and serving to your family.
Benefits of Making Homemade Popsicles at Home
I know what you may be thinking. Why make popsicles when you can buy them from the store? There are so many reasons to make homemade popsicles at home.
You can choose any flavors you want.
Homemade popsicles are cost effective.
Popsicles are incredible child friendly.
They bring back childhood nostalgia.
Making homemade popsicles are a great way to use up leftover fruit.
You are in control of the ingredients and can make the recipe healthy.
Dairy Free Popsicles
The key to making dairy free popsicles goes just beyond not adding any milk. If you want creamy popsicles, you should use full fat or full-bodied plant milk. Full fat coconut milk works really well for this recipe and hence, it’s the milk that was used in this recipe.
Tools You Need
Making homemade popsicles is not one of those recipe you jump into without some preparation. Here’s what you need to get started:
- full fat coconut milk
- pineapple chunks
- maple syrup
- lime zest
- lemon juice
Instructions to Make Coconut Pineapple Popsicles
- Gather and measure all the ingredients.
- Peel off the skin from a whole pineapple and cut into triangles.
- Cut two slices of pineapple per popsicle and save for later.
- Cut the rest of the pineapple into small chunks and place it into the blender or food processor.
- Now add the coconut milk, maple syrup, lemon juice and lime zest.
- Blend thoroughly.
- Place one pineapple chunk into each mold and then top with the blended popsicle mix.
- Add another pineapple slice and more grated lime skin if desired.
- Place the wooden sticks and then place into the freezer. (Freezing for 5 hours or overnight).
- You can sprinkle with shredded coconut before placing in the freezer if you like.
How long do popsicles take to freeze?
How long it takes to freeze popsicles will depend on what type of popsicles you’re making, your freezer and the type and size of popsicle molds that you’re using. A good time range to use is 4-8 hours to freeze. For reference, these popsicles took about 5 hours to freeze.
How to Get Popsicles Out of the Mold?
DIY homemade popsicles are pretty easy to make, but getting the popsicles out of the mold is sometimes tricky. Here’s how to make it go as smoothly as possible. Remove the popsicles from the freezer (while in mold) and run under hot water for a few seconds. Gently pull the popsicle sticks away from the mold. If it doesn’t release from the mold right away, run under water a little bit more and try again. It shouldn’t take long before the popsicle slowly releases from the mold.
Other Homemade Healthy Popsicles
Variations to Coconut Pineapple Popsicle
If you want to make some variations to this recipe, try this. Add 1/4 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut to the mixture before freezing. You can also use lemon zest or orange zest instead of lime zest. You can also swap out the lemon juice for fresh orange juice instead. In this recipe, maple syrup is used as a natural sweetener. You could swap out the maple syrup for wild honey, or date syrup. If you start with a really ripe sweet pineapple, another option is to skip the sweetener all together.
How many popsicles will this recipe make?
This recipe will make six to eight popsicles. The amount you make will depend on the size of the popsicle molds that you start with. Feel free to double the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd.
How to Store Popsicles?
Store any remaining popsicles in a tightly closed freezer bag for up to 2 weeks.
Other Healthy Pineapple Recipes
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- zest of one lime
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- Cut two triangle-shaped chunks of pineapple and save them for later, reserving the rest of the pineapple.
- Put the rest of the pineapple into a high speed blender.
- Add coconut milk, maple syrup, lemon juice and grated lime zest into blender and mix all the ingredients.
- Take the popsicle molds and place one pineapple chunk inside each mold before equally dividing mixture.
- Add another pineapple slice into each mold and more grated lime zest if desired.
- Place popsicle stick, and freeze for 5 hours or overnight.
Please allow minimum 5 hours for freezing.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 1g
Nutrition information is not always accurate.