This post was originally published here August 27, 2014. I’ve since updated the text and photographs. I hope you try out these fruity “adult” popsicles!
It’s that time of year again when we get to start thinking about ice cream and popsicles!
I’m ALWYAS thinking about ice cream and popsicles. But I realize that not everyone has the same proclivities as me.
If you’re ready to dust off your popsicle molds, these Vegan Piña Colada Popsicles are a super fun one to get the season started. They are fruity, creamy, boozy and easy. And they have all the elements of a great piña colada: coconut, pineapple and of course rum!
So just how easy are these popsicles, you ask? Like, the easiest popsicles EVER! Simply add all the ingredients for the popsicles to your blender, push the button to blend on high, pour the mixture into your molds and let them freeze. That’s it! Once the popsicles are completely frozen, you can remove them from their molds and garnish them with a drizzle of dark chocolate and some toasted coconut. I love adding these little extra touches at the end to really take them over the top!
The popsicles in these photos where made using these silicon molds. I also have these plastic molds, which you might recognize from all my past popsicles posts (say that three times fast!). If you’re looking to purchase some new popsicles molds, either of these molds would be a great choice. But each has their owns pros and cons. I have found that the popsicles come out much easier from the silicon molds. Simply peel the silicone back and they release right away. In contrast, I usually have to run warm water over the plastic molds and tuck with a bit of force to get the popsicles out. The plastic molds, however, are better for making layered popsicles. And I find that the mold itself fits better in my freezer.
What frozen treat(s) are you most excited for this Summer? If you give my Vegan Piña Colada Popsicles a try this Summer (or any time!), I’d love to hear about it!
Vegan Piña Colada Popsicles
For the Popsicles:
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice
- 1 (14-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup rum (I used a dark rum)
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted
- In your blender, combine all the ingredients for the popsicles (including the pineapple juice from the can) on high speed until smooth. Then divide the mixture evenly between your popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks and transfer the molds to your freezer. Freeze until the popsicles are completely firm, about 6-8 hours.
- Once the popsicles are completely frozen, remove them from their molds. Place the popsicles in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and transfer them back in your freezer for a few minutes while you gather the ingredients for the garnish.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over the popsicles and immediately sprinkle them with toasted coconut. These can be enjoyed immediately. Or they can be transferred to an airtight container and stored in your freezer for several days.
I love fall flavors, but have been trying to hold out too! I was super excited the other day when I noticed the pumpkin beers had come out, but then resisted buying any because it’s not even Labor Day yet. Thanks for sharing this summery recipe…It’s definitely more fitting for the DC weather (high of 90 today!)
Yes, it’s crazy hot here too! Definitely still popsicle weather!
So awesome Liz! We’ve still got a ton of summer left here, so these better be happening here soon!
Oh it’s soooo hot here in Seattle this week! Popsicles all the way!
Liz, these look so fabulous! It’s still blazing hot here so these popsicles are totally fitting. While I don’t want summer to end, I do feel a little yearning for sweater weather 🙂
Thanks, Amy. It’s definitely not fall here in Seattle, so I need lots of popsicles and ice cream. And then will cover all the eating up with a big sweater….HA HA!
This looks amazing! Even walking to the grocery store gets me all hot and sweating. This would be a welcome treat when I get home!
Thanks! I hope you get a chance to make them….and cool off!
The weather is still steaming hot here in Florida so I could use one of these popsicles to cool down. I love that you dipped them in chocolate and coconut!
Thanks Ashley! Crazy hot here too still!
Wow!! I could eat two or three..or four! Delish!
Oh yeah, I totally had way more than one! Why limit yourself!
These popsicles look amazing, Liz! Your recipes are always so creative and beautiful. I love the flavor of these cuties! Definitely a great recipe for the last few days of summer!
Thank you for the wonderful compliment Gayle! Cheers to savoring summer! XO
Such a yummy looking popsicle! Love this flavour!
I want this!! They look so amazing!
These look great! However, I now have that Pina Colada song in my head! :0
Ha ha! Sorry about that! Now it’s in my head too, so I guess we are even!
It is starting to warm up here in Australia, so time to get new ideas for ice cooling treats. Your Pina Colada Popsicles looks so yummy.
Thank you, Anita! I hope you enjoy them!
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I love these soooooooooo much!! Totally happenin’ this summer.
Yeah! You’re going to love them, Kelly!
A delicious revisit Liz! Such a delicious Pina Colada Pop, and I love that chocolate drizzle! Thanks for the tip on the popsicle molds.
Thanks, Traci! So fun for Summer!