Minty Pina Colada Popsicles | Virtually Homemade: Minty Pina Colada Popsicles

Monday, June 23, 2014

Minty Pina Colada Popsicles


Tropical Pina Colada popsicles with a touch of fresh mint, are a perfect treat for summer - it's hard to believe they're vegan!

5 ingredient refreshing pina colada popsicles with a touch of mint.

I am going to start this post with a disclaimer – I am not the most patient or meticulous person I know. It may come from growing up in New York City; everything I do must get done quickly.  It’s just something that becomes a part of you in the Big Apple. People are rushing here and there, and you get wrapped up in the pace.

These layered pina colada popsicles require patience, time and a steady hand. Plus it’s a good idea to have lots of space in your freezer to maneuver the molds. I had none of the above. Therefore, my popsicles are not perfectly layered like these, but they sure do taste good and I loved the lighting on the photos. Basically, I concluded they were blog worthy!



5 ingredient refreshing pina colada popsicles with a touch of mint.


There is absolutely no dairy in these pops. Coconut milk (my new best friend) provides luscious creaminess. These taste just like the classic drink with just a touch of mint because I am a little obsessed with combining fruit and mint. Additionally, that touch of fresh green color is beautiful.

5 ingredient refreshing pina colada popsicles with a touch of mint.


The next time I make these popsicles, I will probably just blend all the ingredients and skip the layering (directions are in the recipe).  You can take the girl out of New York but can't take New York out of the girl!

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Minty Pina Colada Popsicles



Recipe by Liz Hughes - Virtually Homemade
Prep time: 4 hours if layering
Yield: Approximately 12 popsicles
Ingredients
  • 1 medium pineapple, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped mint
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (about 13 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Place first 5 ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together sugar and coconut milk.
  3. At this point you can mix the pineapple and coconut together to make a creamy popsicle or follow these directions for a layered popsicle:
  4. Pour about 1 inch of pineapple juice into popsicle mold and freeze for a good 45 minutes. Then top with 1 inch of coconut mixture and freeze for 45 minutes. Continue this process until molds are full. After you've added the last layer, freeze for another two hours to be sure popsicles are solid. If using plastic molds run under some warm water to release popsicles.
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The Lemon Bowl: Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream (No Machine Required)
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles
Virtually Homemade: Minty Pina Colada Popsicles 
Weelicious: Fruity Lemonade Ice Pops
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Chai Green Tea Popsicles
Red or Green: Spiced Rooibos Tea Popsicles
Dishin & Dishes: Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Homemade Eggless Vanilla Ice Cream (No Machine Required)
Domesticate Me: Slutty Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Devour: 5 Frozen Finales
Poet in the Pantry: Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Swing Eats: Grapefruit, Pineapple, Basil and Coconut Milk Gelato
Daily*Dishin: Dark Chocolate Sorbet
Cooking With Elise: Frozen Blueberry Treats
FN Dish: 6 Reasons to Brave Brain Freeze


Liz