These coconut and pineapple popsicles are so easy and fun to make, you only need to add the sweetener of your choice and you’re done.
Besides, homemade popsicles made with fresh fruits taste so much better than the store-bought ones that are generally made out of syrup or concentrate …
For this recipe, I would strongly advise you to use fresh or frozen pineapple, I’ve tried to use canned pineapple in the past, and my popsicles tasted strongly of the can...
1 cup (240 ml) canned coconut milk
2 tbsp. stevia, or sweetener of your choice
2 tbsp. heavy cream
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. coconut flakes (optional)
2 cups (300g) pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 or 2 tsp stevia, or sweetener of your choice (optional, depending on how sweet is pineapple)
Place all the ingredients into a pitcher, stir and let the coconut flakes soak for a few minutes
Taste and adjust the sugar addition if needed (I tend to have a very light hand with sugar...)
Into a blender, add the pineapple chunks and juice, sugar if needed, blend well
Pour the pureed pineapple into a jug
The assembly depends on your preferences, whether you prefer more pineapple or more coconut, so check your levels thoroughly after each addition)
With the help of a funnel (to keep the sides of your molds clean), pour about 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. pineapple puree, freeze for about 20 minutes
Then again with the help of funnel, pour some coconut, check if now, freeze for about 15 minutes
Now check if it is time “to stick the sticks”, add the pineapple puree, freeze 15-20 minutes and add the last of coconut preparation
If your fruits are sweet enough, you can easily reduce (cancel) the sugar input, do know though that adding sugar will enhance the taste of your fruit popsicles and give them a softer texture, whereas adding less or no sugar will give them sort of an « ice cuby » texture.
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