Coconut Lime Popsicles




With spring in the air and summer around the corner it's time to start planning a summer full of frozen popsicles and other treats. A creamy, delicious, and vegan popsicle recipe to keep you cool in this summer with a fresh zesty tang of lime. Coconut milk makes a smooth, creamy popsicle base that can take a multitude of flavor. I chose lime for this particular Instructable but the coconut milk could easily be complemented by berries, rhubarb, or chocolate.

Step 1: Ingredients

You'll need to gather the following:

  • 1 Can of Coconut Milk (full fat is preferable)
  • 2 Limes (for Zest and Juice)
  • 1/3 Cup of Sugar*
  • 1/4 Cup of Shredded Coconut

You'll also need the following tools:

  • A Blender
  • Popsicle Molds
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Zester

*Note: I chose to use coconut palm sugar to stick with the coconut flavor that was already the base of the popsicle. You can of course use regular white sugar as well. If you are worried about sugar levels you can also omit or change the sugar quantity as well. These popsicles will be fine, if only not as sweet, with just the fructose from the limes.

Step 2: Zesting

Wash your limes to clean the skins thoroughly since they will be going into your popsicles. Zest the skins of both of your limes. Make sure to only zest the green outside of the lime. It should roughly equate to 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of lime zest when you are done.

Put the zest to the side, you'll add it to your popsicle mix later.

Step 3: Begin

Start by adding your coconut milk to your blender.

Step 4: Fillers and Sweetners

Add your 1/3 cup of shredded coconut, all of your lime zest, and 1/4 cup of raw sugar to your blender.

Step 5: Lime Juice

Squeeze the juice from both of the limes you had zested. Between the two limes I managed to squeeze about a quarter cup of lime juice from both. Add that juice to your blender.

Step 6: Blend

Pulse the mixture with your blender until it is smooth and uniformly mixed.

Step 7: Mold Away

Pour your popsicle mixture into your popsicle molds and place the base firmly on top.

Step 8: Freeze

Freeze your popsicles for a minimum of two hours or until frozen.

Step 9: Enjoy!

Let your popsicles sit out of the freezer for a minute to allow for just enough thawing so that they are easily removable. Gently rock the base of the popsicles until they release from the molds. Now they are yours to enjoy!

Get creative this summer and keep cool with refreshing, delicious popsicles.

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    14 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Sounds good...!

    Ingredients say 1/4 cup coconut. Directions say 1/3 cup.

    Can we add pineapple to mix...?

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    Coconut milk is an emulsion of fat in water. The natural emulsifier is protein. Meanwhile, pineapple contain bromelain, a kind of protease (protein degrading enzyme), which will destroy the emulsion and make the mix broken apart. You'll end up with the fat part floating above the water part.


    Tip 4 months ago on Step 7

    maybe u should put them in bigger freezer cubes not trying to say u did it wrong


    3 years ago

    Great stuff for these hot summer days! I doubled recipe and used 1/2 coconut milk with 1/2 yogurt....... very satisfying!


    3 years ago

    This looks great. My kids love popsicles.

    I am also going to put this in the ice cream maker. I've made ice cream with coconut milk before and the texture is nice. This flavor combo will be a big hit.

    The only step after that is to see how much rum the mixture can take before it won't freeze. (Oh no, guess we will have to make drinks with it)


    3 years ago

    Can sweetened shredded coconut be used and sugar omitted?

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    YUM !

    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them all up ?


    3 years ago

    "you put the lime in the coconut, mix it all together -

    put the lime in the coconut, then you'll feel better"

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    I came to this instructable just to MAKE SURE someone had said it, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the instructions do also follow the correct process :-)

    Sounds delicious, thanks!


    3 years ago

    These sound delicious and with all of those medium-chain triglycerides from the coconut milk they are healthy too!! :)