How to Make Coconut Popsicles
August 31, 2020
Homemade coconut popsicle on bed of toasted coconut

How to Make Coconut Popsicles a Healthy Summer Snack

How to make coconut popsicles! Do you love coconut? I sure do, and these creamy treats are such a perfect healthy summer treat, after school snack, or even a delicious dessert.

Between my three kids and the neighbors I supply popsicles daily to 7 children in the summer and after school in the fall. Store bought options became astronomical at that rate so I decided to make my own. I make a batch of 10 popsicles nearly EVERY night in the summer to keep up and we've tried lots of different flavors. I'm excited to share our favorites with you.

frozen coconut treat on bed of toasted coconut
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Coconut Popsicle Ingredients

Popsicles with coconut milk are SO easy to make. Especially if you've got a great mold.

How to Make Coconut Popsicles

Homemade coconut popsicle on bed of toasted coconut

It's SO easy you'll never buy a store bought popsicle again!

  1. Simply add coconut cream {or milk} to blender
  2. Sweeten to taste, store bought popsicles typically have quite a bit of sugar so experiment a little to see what you prefer. I like adding banana to naturally increase the sweetness.
  3. Add shredded coconut if desired, but please omit if you have texture issues. My kids prefer them smooth and creamy with no “pulp”
  4. Adding a little vanilla helps to enhance the “sweetness” of the coconut without overpowering the flavor or adding any calories 😉
  5. Blend until smooth and pour into Popsicle Mold using a small funnel
  6. Add the silicone “lid” to the top and press a wooden popsicle stick into each cavity. Make sure they are straight or you'll end up with wonky coconut milk popsicles!
How to make a coconut popsicle with a silicone popsicle mold

This Silicone Popsicle Mold is so easy to use and clean. The popsicles come out more easily from the flexible silicone compared with several other hard molds I've used in the past. No rinsing under warm water, just let them sit for a few minutes on the counter and then pull.

Wooden sticks? I know, they aren't very environmentally friendly when we've got SO many mold options with reusable sticks. My issue – children. The sticks ALWAYS get lost and then the whole set is useless. So I moved to wooden popsicle sticks and that we try to save, wash, and reuse in the garden later.

But if you want to try the reusable food safe plastic ones you can get them here and see how long they last.

Enjoy Your Frosty Treats!

Homemade coconut popsicles on plate with toasted coconut

Now that the popsicles are finished here's where the real fun begins. Go ahead and eat them JUST like that. They're delicious. OR….

Go for broke with a decadent Coconut popsicle for dessert by dipping a finished pop into dark chocolate and rolling it into toasted coconut. I've been dreaming about that and will add a photo next time we make them!

Coconut chunks on white plate

So now that you know how to make coconut popsicles at home, when are you going to try it for yourself? Check out the easy recipe for coconut popsicles and decide if you'd like to try coconut cream popsicles or coconut milk popsicles. Both make for a really delicious treat!

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Creamy Coconut Popsicle Recipe

Creamy Coconut Popsicles

Yummy creamy coconut popsicle for an easy summer treat
Prep Time5 mins
Freezing Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut milk, Dairy free, healthy treat, popsicle, Summer Camp
Servings: 10 popsicles
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Brianna Adams

Equipment

  • Vitamix Blender
  • Silicone popsicle mold
  • Quarter sheet baking pan
  • Wooden or reusable plastic popsicle sticks
  • Plastic popsicle bags (optional)

Ingredients

  • 26 oz Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk
  • 1 TB Agave or Maple Syrup Sub banana for sugar free option
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Toasted coconut flakes optional
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate, melted optional

Instructions

  • Mix coconut milk or cream in blender with vanilla and sweeten to taste.
  • Add in the optional toasted coconut if desired but omit if texture is an issue with your family. My children prefer their popsicles smooth.
  • Place popsicle mold on quarter sheet baking tray to prevent spills while transporting to the freezer.
  • Pour 2.6 oz of liquid into each of the molds. Popsicle mold sizes may vary, please do not overfill. Leave ½" of space at the top for expansion.
  • Place lid to cover mold and insert popsicle sticks leaving 1½" exposed for a handle.
  • Let freeze for at least 2 hours. Overnight is ideal if you can plan ahead.
  • To remove from mold, run warm water over the bottom and popsicles should release easily. Serve immediately.
  • For a more decadent dessert treat – dip frozen popsicle into melted dark chocolate (or drizzle with chocolate) and roll in toasted coconut flakes.
  • Store in gallon sized freezer bags or package in plastic serving bags for easy transportation.

Notes

Coconut Cream will yield a smoother and creamier treat but has more fat and calories. Coconut milk is less dense but still has a great flavor. 
Calories calculated using coconut cream but do not include the optional dark chocolate and toasted coconut flake topping. 

Additional Summer Treats

Homemade Pineapple Popsicles Recipe

Watermelon Popsicles: How to Make a Fruit Popsicle

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