It’s time for an adult cold dessert! These amazing Pina Colada Popsicles have a hint of coconut rum and a lot of flavor. Homemade Popsicles are one of the joys of summer. Making boozy homemade popsicles takes them up a notch or two!
The delicious cold treats are creamy, with just a hint of sweetness. They have small bits of pineapple for some extra crunch, are infused with coconut rum and Oh-so delicious! Making popsicles at home is really easy, too.
Icy cold Pina coladas are my favorite vacation drink. I love the mixture of rum, coconut milk and pineapple, all topped with a layer of whipped cream. It’s a dessert like cocktail that reminds me I am on vacation with each delicious taste.
These yummy popsicles are a way to get that flavor, with a lot less calories and a splash of rum, so you can enjoy them anytime you want a reminder of a mini vacation!
These Pina Colada Popsicles are super easy to make
All you need are a few ingredients and a food processor. I used frozen pineapple today, but fresh also works just fine.
The first step is to infuse the pineapple with the coconut rum. I chose this rum because it also has coconut liqueur in it and will give the popsicles a genuine pina colada taste.
I also grated some lime zest over the pineapple. Zesting citrus adds a real burst to the flavor! I just allowed the pineapple chunks to soak in the rum for about 10 minutes.
Next I removed about 1/4 of the pineapple and chopped it more finely and set it aside. These chunks will add some extra crunch to the popsicles. Put everything except for the reserved pineapple into a food processor and pulse until it is smooth.
Add some of the mixture, then some of the reserved pineapple and repeat until the Popsicle molds are almost full. Be sure to leave a bit of space on the top to allow for the popsicles to expand when they freeze, or you’ll end up with a mess!
Place in the freezer for about 4 hours to set.
Beat the summer heat with these yummy frozen ice pops.
These Pina Colada Popsicles are so tasty. There is just enough rum to make them “boozy” but not too much to make you avoid them mid day! The coconut cream and milk adds a nice creaminess to them and the lime juice gives them a fresh zesty taste.
These popsicles are so simple to make and are the perfect easy treat to make when entertaining friends. Just make them the night before and they are ready to go the next day.
I keep them ready to serve in the freezer all summer long. Trust me, you can’t have too many Pina Colada Popsicles on hand!
If you would like to make these for the kids or your pregnant friends, just substitute the coconut rum with pineapple juice and a dash of coconut extract. They will still have the Pina Colada taste without the alcohol..
These popsicles are so refreshing and work out to about 82 calories each, so they won’t break your diet.
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup of coconut cream
- 1¼ cup chopped frozen or fresh pineapple, divided
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Zest of 1 lime
- ¼ cup coconut rum (for non alcoholic, use pineapple juice and a dash of coconut extract instead)
- juice of one lime
- Place the pineapple chunks in a bowl and pour over the coconut rum (or pineapple juice if you are making them non alcoholic). Zest some lime over the top. Let the flavors mingle for about 10 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup of the pineapple and chop it more finely and set aside
- Place the pineapple and the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Pour some of the mixture into Popsicle molds, add some bits of the reserved, chopped pineapple and repeat. Freeze for 4 hours or until set. Enjoy as a refreshing hot weather adult treat.
- To serve, run the Popsicle molds under warm water for a few minutes.
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