Refreshing Coconut Popsicles: A Cool Treat for Hot Days Yum

June 07, 2024 3 min read

When the temperatures rise and the sun is blazing, there's nothing quite as refreshing as a cold, creamy popsicle. These coconut popsicles are not only incredibly easy to make but also deliciously satisfying. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, they are a perfect treat for both kids and adults. Let's dive into how you can create this delightful summer snack at home.


  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (adjust for sweetness preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit (optional, such as mango, pineapple, or berries)


  1. Prepare the Coconut Mixture:

    • In a blender, combine the coconut milk, shredded coconut, honey (or agave syrup), and vanilla extract. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. This ensures that the flavors are well-integrated and the texture is consistent.
  2. Add Fresh Fruit (Optional):

    • If you wish to add a fruity twist to your popsicles, chop your favorite fresh fruits into small pieces. Mango, pineapple, and berries work particularly well with the coconut base. You can either blend the fruit into the mixture for a uniform flavor or leave the pieces whole for a delightful texture contrast.
  3. Fill the Popsicle Molds:

    • Pour the coconut mixture into popsicle molds, filling each mold about three-quarters of the way. If you are adding fruit pieces, gently stir them into the mixture before pouring, or drop them into the molds and then pour the mixture over them.
  4. Insert Sticks:

    • Place the lids on the popsicle molds and insert the sticks. If your molds don’t have lids, you can cover the top with aluminum foil and poke the sticks through the foil to keep them in place.
  5. Freeze:

    • Freeze the popsicles for at least 4 hours, or until they are completely solid. For the best results, leave them in the freezer overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully and ensures the popsicles are firm.
  6. Unmold and Enjoy:

    • To remove the popsicles from the molds, run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds. This will loosen the popsicles, making them easier to pull out. Enjoy your refreshing homemade coconut popsicles immediately, or store them in a freezer bag for up to a week.

Tips for Perfect Coconut Popsicles

  • Adjusting Sweetness: Taste the coconut mixture before pouring it into the molds. If you prefer a sweeter treat, add a bit more honey or agave syrup.
  • Creamier Texture: For an extra creamy texture, you can use full-fat coconut milk or add a small amount of coconut cream to the mixture.
  • Layering Flavors: To create layered popsicles, fill the molds halfway with one mixture (e.g., plain coconut) and freeze for an hour. Then, add a second layer with a fruit-blended coconut mixture and freeze again until solid.

Serving Suggestions

Coconut popsicles are versatile and can be served in various ways:

  • Tropical Delight: Serve the popsicles with a sprinkle of toasted coconut on top for added crunch and flavor.
  • Fruit Garnish: Garnish with slices of fresh fruit on the side for a visually appealing and nutritious treat.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: Drizzle melted dark chocolate over the popsicles and quickly return them to the freezer to set. This adds a decadent touch to your refreshing treat.

These coconut popsicles are not only a fantastic way to cool down on a hot day but also a healthy and tasty snack that you can feel good about eating. With their creamy texture and customizable flavors, they are sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy the simplicity and delight of homemade coconut popsicles this summer!

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