It’s summer time! We all know and love the classic freezer pops that come in the plastic tube, but why not make them homemade and a little boozy! These Piña Colada Popsicle Cocktails are an easy summer treat with tropical flavors.
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About these Popsicle Cocktails
🎶If you like piña coladas, and gettin' caught in the rain🎶then these Piña Colada Popsicle Cocktails are for you. Just like the cocktail you’d get at the pool bar on your tropical vacation, but in ice pop form!
These popsicle cocktails start with the same ingredients you’d find in your typical pina colada, that get blended together and then frozen into plastic sleeves that you can slurp on under the hot sun.
You can find the plastic tubings on Amazon or at some grocery stores like Walmart, or if you have regular popsicle molds, you can freeze the mixture in there, too! These boozy popsicles are the most delicious way to cool down at a pool party, during boat day or at your backyard barbecues, but I’m warning you, they’ll disappear fast!
- Rum - I chose coconut because I love the flavor in a piña colada, but plain will work, too.
- Coconut Cream - I highly recommend coconut cream over coconut milk. It'll create a creamier, richer consistency.
- Pineapple - I choose frozen because it's easier since its already peeled and cut up, but fresh will work too since we are freezing after the fruit gets blended.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Fruit: Try a different fruit! Other popsicle flavor combinations I think would go well with the coconut are frozen strawberries, banana, mango,
- Juice: Instead of pineapple juice, try orange juice for an orange popsicle or use mango juice for a mango popsicle! I think a squeeze of lime juice would be welcomed, too.
- Alcohol: If you don’t love rum, you can make these homemade ice pops with vodka or coconut tequila.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender. Start with less rum and add more as needed.
2. Blend until everything is combined. Taste the mixture; add more Rum if desired. 8 ounces is the maximum amount I recommend.
3. Use a kitchen funnel to pour the pina colada mixture into individual plastic freeze pop sleeves. Only fill to the line and seal (removing as much air as possible from each sleeve). Transfer them onto a small baking sheet.
4. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until completely frozen. Enjoy poolside or wherever a boozy freeze pop tastes best!
- Blend for longer than you think you need to. You want your popsicles SMOOTH without any pineapple or ice chunks.
- If you prefer a sweeter popsicle, add an ounce or two of simple syrup to the mixture.
- A funnel will go a long way in helping you get the mixture into the sleeves. If you don’t have one, it may be helpful to make it a two person job with one person holding the tube open while another fills.
They’re popsicles! So obviously keep them in the freezer. They’ll last for up to 3 months or more.
Since alcohol doesn’t freeze, if you add more than 8oz of rum, you may have a difficult time getting your popsicles to freeze. Want it boozier? Instead of increasing the alcohol ratio, serve with a shot of rum on the side for an extra kick:)
I found my popsicle sleeves from Amazon and they even came with a nice little funnel to fill them. I’ve also seen them sold at Target and Meijer in the summertime in the seasonal sections. These sleeves make for a much easier eating experience as compared to regular popsicle sticks that tend to melt and get all over your hands.
You can absolutely make kid-friendly, alcohol free simply leave out the rum and orange liquor and add and extra can of pineapple juice and you've got yourself a virgin pineapple coconut popsicle.
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Piña Colada Popsicle Cocktails
- High Speed Blender
- Measuring Cups
- Baking sheet
- ⅓ cup coconut cream
- 2-3 cups frozen pineapple
- 6 oz pineapple juice, (1 small can)
- 2 oz orange liqour
- 6-8 oz coconut rum
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender. Note: always start with less Rum and add more as needed.
- Blend until everything is combined. Taste the mixture; add more Rum if desired. 8 ounces is the maximum amount I recommend.
- Use a kitchen funnel to pour the pina colada mixture into individual plastic freeze pop sleeves. Only fill to the line and seal (removing as much air as possible from each sleeve).
- Transfer them onto a small baking sheet and freeze for at least 6 hours or until completely frozen.
- Enjoy poolside or wherever a boozy freeze pop tastes best!
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