Pineapple Coconut Popsicle (only 3 ingredients)

Coconut Pineapple Popsicle with fresh cherries - just 3 ingredients. mjskitchen.com

 

For those of you experiencing a hot summer or not, let me introduce you to a cold and refreshing, guilt-free Pineapple Coconut Popsicle with a few fresh cherries thrown in for your enjoyment. This is a tasty treat to help you stay cool while the temperatures around you soar.

To make this mouthwatering treat you only need three ingredients, a blender and six popsicle molds. The most difficult part of the process is having to wait for them to freeze.

 

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Pineapple Coconut Popsicle Recipe

Recipe Author:  MJ of MJ’s Kitchen

Yield:  6 popsicles and a little extra to add to a smoothie
Prep Time:  15 minutes prep/pour, 30 minutes in refrigerator, 10 minutes to add cherries, overnight in refrigerator

You’ll need a blender and six popsicle molds.

Ingredients

1/2 of a fresh pineapple
1 cup Coconut milk (not coconut cream)
1 – 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)*
9 – 10 large cherries*

Instructions

  1. Peel a fresh pineapple.  Cut vertically into 4 sections.  Slice the core out of each section.  Cut two sections into pieces and place in blender. Reserve the rest of the pineapple for another use or another batch.
  2. Add 1 cup coconut milk to the pineapple.  Blend until smooth.*
  3. Taste.  If you want it sweeter, add 1 Tbsp. maple syrup and blend again.  Add another tablespoon of maple syrup if needed.
  4. Pour mixture into popsicle molds leaving 1/2 inch at the top.  Do NOT insert sticks.
  5. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Cut the cherries in half and remove pits.  Cut each half vertically in half to create 4 slices.
  7. After 30 minutes remove the popsicles from the freezer and slide 6 slices of cherries into each popsicle.  Use a chopstick to position the cherry pieces up against the mold.
  8. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze the popsicles overnight.
  9. When ready to eat, either run warm water over the molds or place in a bucket of warm water for about 30 second. You could also just set them on the counter for about 5 – 10 minutes. Holding the stick, pull the popsicle from the mold.  ENJOY!

* See Kitchen Notes

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Pineapple Coconut Popsicle with fresh cherries - just 3 ingredients. mjskitchen.com

 

Kitchen Notes

Maple syrup – The pineapples this season have been super sweet, so I haven’t found the need to add any maple syrup to these popsicles.  But since a sweet pineapple is not always guaranteed, maple syrup is a natural way to take care of getting the sweetness you desire.

Blending – To prevent getting lots of pineapple threads, you’ll need to blend for a couple of minutes.  It is very hard to achieve a completely smooth mixture, but you can get close.

Cherries – If you can’t find fresh cherries, you could use canned or even maraschino cherries.  And if you can’t find cherries at all, you could also use fresh strawberries or slices of kiwi.

Hope you’re enjoying cooling off with this Pineapple Coconut Popsicle.  Here are some other treats to help you stay cool this summer.

Rhubarb Mint Sorbet

Meyer Lemon Sherbet

Mixed Berry Pudding

Peach Pecan Ice Cream

Purple Yam Ice Cream

Salted Pecan Chocolate Ice Cream

 

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55 Responses to “Pineapple Coconut Popsicle (only 3 ingredients)”

  1. Melodie K August 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    Ended up making the pops without cherries, even using a mixer instead of a blender, and STILL they turned out delicious, with tiny bits of pineapple in each bite. Great recipe, MJ!

    • mj August 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

      WOW!! So very glad that you enjoyed them! Thanks so much for providing your feedback!!

  2. Ron Schul August 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Have you tried placing aluminum foil over the mold tops, and making a very TINY hole in the center of the foil where you want the Popsicle stick to go, and then gently pushing the stick through the hole in the foil?

  3. Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina August 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    I need to buy popsicle molds and get on this delicious bandwagon of frozen treats! I love pineapple and cherries, so not only would I love these, I also think that I would visually enjoy their beauty, MJ!

    • mj August 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

      thanks Roz! Making popsicles is actually a lot of fun.

  4. April J Harris July 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    What a lovely, wholesome, refreshing summer treat, MJ! I love the cherries in your Pineapple Coconut Popsicles too – they look amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. This is one of my featured posts this week 🙂

    • mj July 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks so much April!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

  5. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles July 18, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    I love how the cherries are poking through these gorgeous, refreshing pops! So beautiful MJ. I am a big fan of coconut popsicles and I just know we would dig these :d pina colada flavors are very popular with our boys – perhaps I’ll surprise them with these – I have to find my molds but I’m pretty sure I have some – so easy too! You know I appreciate that. I hope you’ve been enjoying a beautiful summer!

    • mj July 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks Darlin!! Your boys would probably love these. My boy does. 🙂 And yes, I do know how you and I both love “easy”. 🙂 Our summer is hot and dry and we’re still waiting for the monsoon to start. It normally start the 4th of July, but right now, it’s no where in sight. Hope your summer is going well. Stay cool!

  6. Easyfoodsmith July 15, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    I am sold out to these popsicles coz they have my favorite two ingredients. Can’t wait to try these.

    • mj July 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks Taruma! I love pineapple with coconut as well.

  7. Liz July 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

    I actually own a popsicle mold that needs to be christened! I’m loving these tropical inspired treats!

    • mj July 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

      thanks Liz! I have to admit that I’ve had the molds for a year and these were the first popsicles I made with molds. 🙂

  8. Abbe@This is How I Cook July 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    You know I really do need to find my way to making popsicles. They are perfect for summer, so easy to make and so much better than rummaging through the pantry! Need to do this pronto!

    • mj July 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

      Well, what’s stopping you? 🙂 With the heat we’re having this summer these popsicles are a life saving. Thanks Abbe!

  9. Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons July 13, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    LOVE these MJ. I love the flavors of pineapple and coconut together! So pretty with the cherries, too! I would have loved to have had these in the freezer when I came home from work on a couple of these hot, muggy days here in DC. And I love all of the fresh ingredients! 🙂

    • mj July 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      Thanks so much Anne! It’s not muggy here,but it sure is HOT!! And these popsicles are so refreshing!

  10. Sissi July 13, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    Who doesn’t like three-ingredient recipe??? Especially with such a beautiful result. What a wonderful idea to share with us! I only must buy the moulds and I’m ready for soothing sweet treats (I already see a fourth ingredient here though…rum maybe 😉 or champagne !). Extremely inspiring post!

    • mj July 13, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks so much Sissi! Several people have mentioned the rum, so next time I make this, I’m definitely throwing some in the mix. YUM! And maybe Maraschino cherries instead of fresh. 🙂

  11. Raymund July 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Nice and easy, now I want one even if its middle of the winter here 🙂

    • mj July 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

      Thanks Raymund!

  12. ChgoJohn July 11, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Watch your back, MJ. Once word of your creation gets out, ice cream men from every neighborhood are going to come looking for you. These popsicles are a serious threat to their livelihood. 🙂

    • mj July 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

      🙂 Thanks John! Maybe I should share the recipe with the ice cream man in my neighborhood. He needs business to pick up a bit. 🙂

  13. Hotly Spiced July 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    These look great, MJ, and so refreshing. I have just been reading about the benefits of pineapple juice. Amongst its many benefits, it seems it’s good for weight loss xx

    • mj July 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

      Haven’t heard that about pineapple. I need to eat more of it. 🙂 Thanks Charlie!

  14. Evelyne CulturEatz July 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    And a tiny dash of rum? Pina colada, what a great popsicle flavor. I am totally impaired when it comes to a clean unmolding for some silly reason. I do quick hot water and all the tricks. Any advice?

    • mj July 10, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

      Rum? Absolutely!!! Then use Maraschino cherries. 🙂 For me, the best method is to just take them out of the freezer and set them on the counter for 5 – 10 minutes, then remove the mold. It comes out solid without a soft outer. Thanks!

  15. Adina July 8, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    Our summer is pretty cold at the moment, but still I wouldn’t mind a few of your popsicles. I love the addition of cherry slices.

    • mj July 10, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

      Thanks Adina! The cherry slices literally topped off these popsicles. 🙂

  16. Katerina July 8, 2016 at 1:24 am #

    My husband and son would absolutely love these popsicles! They are big fans of coconut and pineapple! Pinned!

    • mj July 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

      As easy as these are to make, you should have them make them for themselves. 🙂 Thanks Katerina!

  17. Ramona W July 7, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

    The heat is on here… I can definitely eat a pop or two to cool off! Love coconut milk anything of course. 🙂

    • mj July 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

      Thanks so much Ramona!

  18. ray July 6, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    Pineapple and coconut milk — great combination of these two tropical ingredients. Those pops look lovely and delicious. I hope you had a great 4th of July, MJ. 🙂

  19. Anna @ shenANNAgans July 6, 2016 at 3:22 am #

    It is about 3 degrees celsius and raining here in Canberra, Australia, but that doesn’t stop me from eating delicious summery treats. I adore this combination, love the helpful tips too, the maple syrup is an excellent idea for that sweet hit. I’ll be turning the heat right up and pretending its summer. YUM!

    • mj July 10, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

      Turn the heat up… 🙂 I would definitely have to do that during the winter. I can eat cold dessert in cold weather. Thanks!

  20. Viviane Bauquet Farre July 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Guilt-free indeed! Love the simplicity of these, MJ. Happy summer 🙂

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      Thanks Viviane! And a happy summer to you as well!

  21. John/Kitchen Riffs July 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

    It got downright cold here for a few days (well — 60s!), but it’s in the 90s again. So your time with this is wonderful! These look great — thanks.

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks John! Cold? Really? Once it got hot here it has stayed hot, but it did take it a while. 60s is cold this time of year!

  22. Deb|EastofEdenCooking July 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    Hot weather is not something we have this time of year, but I just got out my popsicle molds anyway! It’s summer! Coconut milk and pineapple are made for each other! This is a recipe I want to try.

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

      Oh Yea! Popsicles in the winter will make you think of summer. 🙂 Totally agree that coconut and pineapple were made for each other, so these popsicles were really a no brainer 🙂 Thanks Deb!

  23. Tamara July 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    Great minds think alike MJ! I just published a Brandied Coconut and Fresh Fig Ice Pop as your email landed in my inbox! Haha 🙂 I believe we even have the same molds. This is a great combination… I plan on making lots this summer, so I may give it a try!

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

      Ha Ha. Need to check out your pops. They sound great! Hope you get a chance to try these. They are so easy and very tasty. Thanks!

  24. Giulietta | Alterkitchen July 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    I never thought of making pineapple popsicle, but now it seems to me simply brilliant!
    I love that you added coconut and cherries.. even better!

    I’ll give them a try 🙂

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Hey STranger!!! Thrilled to see you! Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you get a chance to make these. It’s a great combination of flavors.

  25. Crista Vesel July 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    These look refreshing – I would add rum to make them even more fun on a summer afternoon!

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

      And rum would be a very good addition!!! If you do that, then use Maraschino cherries to get the whole Pina Colada affect. 🙂 Thanks Crista!

  26. Debra Eliotseats July 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Love these. Visiting the nieces in a few weeks and apparently popsicles are a daily regime with them. Could definitely make these for them to enjoy!

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

      Thanks Debra! This are very kid friendly so you’ll nieces will probably love them. Let me know how it goes, will ya?

  27. Judy Purcell July 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Oh, this sounds so good, MJ, and I like the addition of the cherries. Nice visual. Happy summer! 🙂

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

      The cherries do provide a nice visual, don’t they? Plus that add a little texture and another flavor to the pops. Thanks!

  28. Angie@Angie's Recipes July 5, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    I love the combo of these ice pops. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks, MJ.

    • mj July 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

      Thanks Angie! Hope you enjoy them!

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