How to Freeze Your Homemade Pina Colada Popsicles in 7 Minutes FlatAnd finally, if you don’t have the patience to wait around for your popsicles to freeze, the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (see photo left) is a must-buy. With the Zoku Quick Pop Maker you can freeze your Homemade Pina Colada Popsicles in 7 minutes flat. You can buy a Zoku Quick Pop Maker for almost 20% discount online at Amazon. I’m pretty big into making popsicles in the summer (be sure to check out the last recipe I posted for the Chocolaty Fudgesicle Popsicle) so if you do buy the Zoku Quick Pop Maker you can always check back here for more clean popsicle recipes!
Add a Splash of Rum…Although this recipe is virgin for the kids, you can always add a splash of rum per pop if you want to make the popsicles for grown-ups. You need to be careful not to add too much alcohol if you want to make popsicles though because alcohol doesn’t freeze (you could always drink it though!) If you want to add rum and also make the popsicles though, I would just use 2 cups of frozen pineapple and 1/4 cup rum—that should work!
Virgin Homemade Pina Colada Popsicle Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 1/4 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 cup coconut “cream” (see notes below)
- 6 pitted medjool dates
- 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and process until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer mixture to a popsicle mold and freeze.
Coconut “Cream” is the thick, rich and non-watery part of canned coconut milk. To get the “cream” you need to refrigerate your coconut milk for 5 or 6 hours or pop it in the freezer for at least an hour. Once the coconut milk is cold, carefully remove the top with a can opener and use a spoon to scoop out the hardened coconut “cream” off the top. The “cream” is what you will be using for the Pina Colada Popsicles. You can reserve the liquid water for smoothies. Also, for what it is worth, I always seem to have the easiest time getting the cream from Thai Kitchen brand.