Paleo and Vegan Piña Colada Popsicles
 
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These cooling, refreshing, sweet, and tropical Paleo & Vegan Piña Colada Popsicles are the best way to combat the summer heat. There’s no nasty refined sugar to sweeten these; just a little bit of maple syrup and pineapple. You won’t miss a thing since these are way better! You won’t believe these delicious popsicles are Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and clean-eating certified!
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Recipe type: Sinless Snack
Serves: about 10
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups freshly cubed pineapple (about 1 small pineapple)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons - ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (Optional—mine are pictured with a ¼ cup of flakes)
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional for additional sweetness; I used 2 tablespoons) (can sub raw honey, but won’t be vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined, extra virgin organic coconut oil, (14g)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Prepare your popsicle molds for pouring; I used this one, but I also have these.
  2. Add the whole can of coconut milk, freshly cubed pineapple, maple syrup/honey (if using), coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. (If you would like to leave some chunks of pineapple in your popsicles, like the one pictured above, start by pulsing the pineapple first until it’s the desired consistency you prefer and reserve some of it in a separate bowl for layering).
  3. Next, add the coconut flakes (if using) and pulse a few times to incorporate them.
  4. Pour the smoothie-like mixture into the molds, leaving some space at the top so they don’t overflow when putting the sticks in.
  5. If you want some chunks of pineapple in them, add a small layer of the pineapple in the popsicle molds first, then the blended piña colada mixture, and so on.
  6. Carefully move them to the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours, until fully solidified. After about an hour, put the sticks in the center of each popsicle; be vigilant of how far you go, so you have enough for handling the popsicles when done.
Notes
When the popsicles are done freezing, you can let them thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes so they come out of the molds, or you can run them under warm water and loosen them out, which is what I do. :)
These will last in a freezer safe container or freezer plastic bag for a few months!
Recipe by Sabrina's Sinless Secrets at https://sabrinassinlesssecrets.com/uncategorized/paleo-vegan-pina-colada-popsicles/