Introduction: Pina Colada Popsicles (non Alcoholic)

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With late and lazy summer days, cocktails are one way to cool down. Making that cocktail into a popsicle is ever better!

This recipe is for a family friendly non alcoholic version. Feel free to add booze if desired, but note that adding too much will keep the pop from freezing. Not cool!

Step 1: Getting Started...

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For the base, the common ingredients are pineapple juice and cream of coconut. I couldn't find the latter at my local grocery store, so I opted for coconut milk instead. I happened to find a "extra creamy" version. Both cream of coconut and coconut milk will work.

I used one part coconut milk and two parts pineapple juice, but feel free to blend according to personal taste.

I tried adding some air and fluff to the coconut milk with a hand blender. I also added some shredded coconut.

Step 2: Pineapple

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Adding pieces of pineapple fruit to the popsicles both makes them look good, as well as taste good.

Fresh pineapple is certainly best, but substitute with canned if necessary.

I am a big fan of the pineapple slicer tool (pictured). It certainly won't impress any chef, but if you are a novice like me, it really does a great job scooping out the guts of a pineapple.

Step 3: Putting It Together

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Time to break out your popsicle molds.

Fill each mold 3/4 full, add a few pieces of pineapple, then top off with more juice/milk. Use the popsicle stick to push pineapple pieces towards the edges to make them visible. Then insert stick and put in freezer. Time to play the waiting game. About 8 hours should do, depending slightly on the freezer.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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Invite that friend or potential lover and enjoy a tropical summer sensation!

Let me know in the comments how these turned out for you, or if you made any changes!

Comments

sunshiine (author)2014-08-12

Congrats! These are very pretty and look very tasty. Have a splendorous week!

sunshiine

xGrape (author)sunshiine2014-08-12

Thank you sunshiine! I hope your week will be just as great as mine!

jessyratfink (author)2014-08-05

Ohhh, they're pretty :D

xGrape (author)jessyratfink2014-08-05

Thanks jessyratfink, I'm quite pleased with how they turned out!

HappyToBeAlive (author)2014-08-05

You can also add yoghurt for extra creaminess.... know it says "dont freeze" on Yoghurts but I have been freezing them for 40 years with no ill effect!

xGrape (author)HappyToBeAlive2014-08-05

That's a great idea, HappyToBeAlive. I'll have to put that on my list for the next batch I make :)

These look amazing! I bet they are perfect for hot days!

Thanks, you should give them a try :)

mclare50 (author)2014-08-04

Wow! Voted for all three contests you entered! These look incredible!!! :)

xGrape (author)mclare502014-08-04

Thanks mclare50 - that means a lot :)

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