piña colada popsicles

July 28, 2012

in Frozen Treats

Sometimes, I find myself escaping reality for a few moments. I’ll close my eyes and envision a pure white beach in the tropics, with crystal waves rolling into shore and palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. When I need a mini-vacation, these piña colada popsicles are just the ticket to a few minutes of bliss. Sweetened with agave nectar and punched up with coconut oil, all that’s missing is the paper umbrella.

Piña Colada Popsicles
3 cups pineapple, pureed
2 cups coconut milk
5 Tbsp agave nectar
2 tsp raw coconut oil
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp white rum
1 cup pineapple, diced

Combine pineapple puree, coconut milk, agave nectar, coconut oil, salt, and rum in a food processor or blender; process until smooth and combined. Divide diced pineapple evenly among popsicle molds. Fill each mold with 1/3 cup mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch of space at the top of each mold. Use a skewer to gently distribute diced pineapple in mixture.

Let freeze one hour before inserting popsicle sticks; continue to freeze until completely firm, 4 to 6 hours more. Run molds under hot water 30 to 45 seconds before unmolding, or let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Wrap popsicles individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer up to 3 weeks.

Yield – 10 popsicles
Calories – 90
Carbs – 18

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1 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers July 28, 2012

Oh my, don’t we all wish to be in the tropics, sunbathing and having a pina colada? You just read my mind. And in a form of frozen treat too!


2 Gail July 28, 2012

yum! Does the agave nectar keep them from freezing quite so hard? And what popsicle molds do you use? I like their design a lot!


3 Tutti Dolci July 28, 2012

Hi Gail, actually the rum helps with the freezing. The molds I use are these: http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-Groovy-Ice-Molds-Yellow/dp/B000G32H3Y
I highly recommend them! I also made cantaloupe popsicles recently with mint, lime & rum that you might like: http://tutti-dolci.com/2012/07/cantaloupe-popsicles/
Thanks for stopping by :)


4 marla July 28, 2012

Love these summery pops!


5 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 28, 2012

This would put me straight to heaven – no question about it! I love pina coladas in the summertime!


6 Deb July 28, 2012

Adore the pineapple paired with the coconut milk! Certain to evoke a warm vacation retreat with days of lounging and indulgence. A bit of sunshine all packaged up in a Popsicle, just fabulous!


7 Valerie July 28, 2012

You have the best popsicle flavours. Ever! These look so refreshingly yummy. :D


8 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings July 28, 2012

Yay, vacation on a stick! Yes, missing paper umbrellas – and in my case – the beach! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your pina colada pops! Wish I can have some…


9 Sawsan (Chef in disguise) July 29, 2012

I love a treat that can transport you to a relaxing and refreshing place with every bite!
popsicle molds are one of the things I used the most this year in my kitchen :)


10 Minnie(@thelady8home) July 29, 2012

This looks heavenly!!!!! Wow!!


11 Patty July 29, 2012

So pretty! I like the idea of being transported to the tropics and the low calories in these frozen treats;-)


12 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 29, 2012

These are so fun! And they’ll definitely put you in a tropical mood!


13 Jen @ Savory Simple July 29, 2012

These are a perfect little taste of vacation!


14 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 29, 2012

If these popsicles will transport me to the Tropics then I’ll have two, please! They sound so good, Laura, and photographed so beautifully. :)


15 Sandra's Easy Cooking July 29, 2012

Wonderfully made..i can see why they transport you to the Exotic Tropical vacation…now I need something like that to check myself for a moment out of the reality and every day life hahaha..
Great recipe, and wonderful pic!!
Wishing you wonderful week ahead!


16 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } July 29, 2012

Being transported to a tropical paradise sounds just perfect right now. Loving these popsicles – great flavor profile! Where did you get the molds? I just love them. :-)


17 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 29, 2012

All these ingredients for these popsibles are telling me to make these. :D Looks so good!!! I am pretty confident that I can finish all by myself!


18 Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious July 29, 2012

I still need to make Popsicle at home – and this post makes me realize, I need to do that sooner instead of later ;-)


19 Lan | angry asian July 30, 2012

best part is that these are DAIRY FREE, i could totally partake. colorful paper umbrellas indeed!


20 Lora @cakeduchess July 30, 2012

These popsicles take me to a tropical island. I am closing my eyes and am there with one of these in each hand. Love the delicious flavors…so summery and fun! xx


21 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective July 30, 2012

Whoot! I’ve got Mango Lassi Popsicles today so we are just two peas in a pod! We need to host an all popsicle party. :)


22 Baker Street July 30, 2012

I love the idea, Laura! Absolutely brilliant and what a perfect way to beat the heat!


23 Suzanne July 30, 2012

I too find myself wishing I was in some tropical place quite often actually lol! Your pina-colada pops would be a perfect reminder for me of those fabulous beaches and tropical drinks!


24 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) July 30, 2012

These are awesome. I love how the flavor profile and how you managed to make a rich pop that is light (in calories) at the same time!


25 the wicked noodle July 30, 2012

We just got back from the Bahamas and they served me a horrendous pina colada {shudder} on the beach one day. I think your popsicles are just what I need to chase away that memory! They look delicious and refreshing (as always)!


26 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 30, 2012

These would send me into raptures! I must admit that pina coladas are a bit of a guilty pleasure :P


27 Jennifer (Delicieux) July 30, 2012

If only it wasn’t winter here because I’d love one of these. I love that they are low in calories too.


28 Liz July 30, 2012

Such a cool, healthy and most important DELICIOUS treat!! Beautiful.


29 Deborah July 30, 2012

I would skip the alcohol, and then enjoy 2 of them!! :)


30 Rosa July 31, 2012

Delicious and so refreshing! I love that heavenly flavor.




31 The Café Sucré Farine July 31, 2012

Wow, those are gorgeous! How in the world do you get them out of the molds so perfectly! They sound delicious too!


32 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts July 31, 2012

What a perfect flavor!


33 Terra August 1, 2012

They look so pretty!!!! I don’t eat enough coconut milk, it would be fun to bake with for sure:-) Your recipe sounds perfect, I am loving it during a hot summer day:-) Hugs, Terra


34 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 9, 2012

oh me, we’re just talking about taking our next vacation somewhere in the Caribbean, now you make me dream of one even more! Lovely popsicles Laura


35 Magic of Spice August 23, 2012

I am all for a mini vacation of the senses…these are fantastic!


36 Gail July 15, 2013

My personal pin board, “Summer: Eat Fresh” has 209 repins of this recipe! I really need to make it :)


37 Bonnie July 27, 2013

These sound amazing! Since each popsicle would have just over 1/2 tsp of alcohol, I wonder if they’d be appropriate for children? I like the idea of them not freezing quite so hard!


38 Tutti Dolci July 27, 2013

Hi Bonnie, you can’t taste the alcohol in the pops at all (and I don’t drink, so I’m sensitive to that sort of thing!). I imagine they’d be fine for children, though that’s entirely up to you :).



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