Piña Colada Popsicles

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Cutting board with vegan Pina Colada Popsicles and measuring cups full of cherries and pineapple

When we were in Mexico recently, I got a little addicted to piña coladas.

As in two to three a day every day while sweating away in the hot sun under a cabana while reading a book and feeling the ocean breeze. It was lovely. It was paradise. Did I mention I want to move there?

Pineapple with the top and side cut off

Piña coladas are frozen blended drinks originating in Puerto Rico. And they combine all of my favorite summertime flavors: coconut, pineapple, and rum. Do I even have to explain myself? It’s the only cocktail I need when poolside or at the beach.

I wanted to make an inspired version and my mind immediately went to Popsicles. Popsicles are more accessible than ice cream, take way less effort, and still deliver a creamy treat reminiscent of my favorite drink. It’s a win-win if you think about it.

Plus, this recipe requires just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes of hands-on prep! The rest of the magic happens in the freezer while you’re airing up your pool floaties and slathering yourself with sunscreen. Summer, it’s a beautiful thing.

Blender with ingredients for making Pina Colada Popsicles for a refreshing vegan treat

I hope you all LOVE these Popsicles! They’re:

Creamy
Coconutty
Perfectly sweet
Studded with pineapple
Rum-infused
& Oh-so delicious

These would make the perfect treat to have on hand when you’re craving something sweet throughout the week, or for summer cookouts and dinner parties. Trust me, they’re a guaranteed good time.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Cutting board with plant-based Pina Colada Popsicles and fresh fruit
Holding a Pina Colada Popsicle against rotating color backgrounds

Piña Colada Popsicles

Easy, 4-ingredient Piña Colada Popsicles with creamy coconut and rum-soaked pineapple! Tastes just like a piña colada, perfectly sweet, and ideal for summer!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Cutting board filled with homemade Pina Colada Popsicles and cherries
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 (popsicles)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 2 Weeks
Does it keep? Freeze

Ingredients

PINEAPPLE

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (make sure it’s ripe!)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp white rum (I love Malibu, which is vegan and gluten-free)

POPSICLES

  • 1 14-ounce can coconut cream (or sub full-fat coconut milk)
  • 3 Tbsp organic cane sugar (or sub maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 1 cup rum-soaked pineapple (see above)

Instructions

  • Add pineapple to a small mixing bowl and top with white rum. Toss to coat and let set for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently to infuse the flavor.
  • In the meantime, combine coconut cream and sweetener of choice in a blender and blend on high for 1 minute to fully incorporate. Then slightly drain excess rum (in my opinion, you should totally not let that go to waste – have a sip!) and add pineapple to blender. Pulse gently a few times to incorporate – you want there to be pieces of pineapple in the popsicles.
  • Add the mixture to a popsicle mold (this is my new favorite) and add popsicle sticks. Freeze until firm – about 4-6 hours. To remove from molds, let thaw slightly by setting at room temperature for 10 minutes, or dipping in warm/hot water to help loosen.
  • Enjoy immediately or store leftovers well covered in the freezer up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition (1 of 8 servings)

Serving: 1 popsicles Calories: 132 Carbohydrates: 9.7 g Protein: 1.1 g Fat: 10.2 g Saturated Fat: 9 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 7 mg Potassium: 45 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Sugar: 8.1 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 27.2 mg Calcium: 10 mg Iron: 0.2 mg

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  1. Marcus says

    Didn’t freeze up for me. Not sure if it’s the recipe or my zoku pop maker. (Had it in the freezer for 24 hours).

    It tasted like it could’ve been great if they had just froze for me :/.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm we haven’t tried using a Zoku Pop Maker and can’t say for sure.. I am wondering if you added more rum than the recipe called for? Alcohol has a lower freezing point than fruit juice and more than called for may affect the freezing! Hope this helps!

      • marcus says

        I tried again and it figured out that:

        1. I needed to stick the zoku mold back in the freeze after using it
        2. It probably wasn’t frozen enough when I tried to attempted to make this.

        Ahhhh…the fun of trying new things :)

  2. Carlin says

    In a sea of alcoholic popsicle recipes that were stressing me out ca- you are a shining beacon of hope! Just put these in the freezer and based off how the leftovers in the blender tasted I’m going to be very happy in a few hours. Thank you!!!

  3. Humairaa says

    I really love pina coladas so this recipe was a win win for me.I tried it out and it was the bomb!! I really love your recipes and I wish all the best for you ?

      • Britt says

        I used Natural Directions Organic Coconut milk. Full fat, canned. Have you used that one before? Cheers!

        Side note: I’m newly gf and df so I really appreciate your recipes! Cheers!

  4. Jeannine says

    could this be more delicious. It reminds me of those Mexican ice pops that they have in all the fruit flavors, on ever corner you pass, my favorite was always coconut! Did you by chance try the grilled corn with the cream and cheese on it? I wonder how to make a version of that where we can have it every day, maybe with a Greek yogurt instead of the heavier (secret) white sauce they use? I love what you are doing here and love how you even provide the links to the photography equipment. Awesome! Thank you so much

  5. Julia says

    I made these the other night, and while the flavour was fantastic, the texture was off. They were chalky and gritty! Did I just get a bad batch of coconut cream?

  6. Sophie says

    Is there a way to rate the recipe without leaving a comment? I want to let you know how awesome these Popsicles were after I made them without spamming your comment thread.

  7. Sam says

    I made these without modifying the recipe and I noticed two things: 1. They immediately improved my outlook on life, 2. My thesis writing productivity increased. Too easy!

  8. lifestyleandso says

    nice post,these look so delicious,definitely gonna try them out x
    lifestyleandso.blogspot.com

  9. Vie says

    Hi Dana, what are your thoughts on subbing canned pineapple? (Fresh pineapple is so expensive where I live…) In that case, I would leave out the sugar to make sure they are not too sweet.

    Thesr popsicles sound absolutely delicious and I need to get my hand on some rum and make these asap :)

  10. Basia says

    Made these yesterday and they’re awesome! :) I added a splash of lemon juice, because my pineapple was very sweet.

  11. Julia @ Sprinkles & Saturdays says

    Omg yum! These look to die for. Definitely the perfect summer treat; I cant wait to try!

  12. The slow pace says

    These look unreal! I have to try them! (Without alcohol, virgin piña coladas, that is, I’ve already read in the comments that you said it would be nice as well!)
    xx,
    E.

  13. Christie N. says

    This recipe looks delicious! Could I use refrigerated coconut milk or should it be canned milk? If I use canned milk should I drain the liquid? Thank you! ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Canned is best! No need to drain, but if you do, it’s creamier! The more fat, the better ;D

  14. Cassie says

    I’m normally not one to like fresh pineapple, but I had some at a breakfast banquet today and was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed it! Pineapples are definitely something I have to get more into!

  15. Stella @ Stellicious Life says

    I LOVE pina coladas! Just love how tropical, fruity and velvety they taste (and the island smell is also enchanting, I love to take big sniffs and imagine I’m on a tropical island or by the pool/sea/ocean). Lovely popsicles recipe, can’t wait to try it! :-)

    • Nan says

      How can these be so low calorie? Coconut cream is so full of fat ,sugar & calories? Not to mention the alcohol? But sound delicious! Thnx!

  16. Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says

    I just watched that GIF for an embarrassingly long time, it’s kinda mesmerizing lol :D The chunky pineapple in here sounds so good! Summer on a stick!