Looking for a healthy summer treat? Look no further than these dairy-free, sugar-free 2 ingredient pina colada popsicles!
Although I am that person who will have ice cream in the dead of winter, when the sun starts shining and the weather gets warmer, all I crave is sweet cold things. Ice cream, Italian ices, ice pops, popsicles, you name it, I want it. I recently drastically reduced my sugar intake and have seen such amazing result in how my skin is behaving (life long eczema flares have greatly reduced/vanished!) that I know it’s going to be a new part of my lifestyle. So with that in mind, I’ve been searching high and low for simple, easy, sugar-free frozen treats to eat this summer. Enter 2 ingredient pina colada popsicles.
When I first came up with the idea for these popsicles, I was craving my favorite adult beverage, the pina colada. Yes, I am the world’s biggest cliche and only like alcohol in sugar loaded blended drinks. We’ve made pina coladas at home many times, so I knew the basis of this drink – coconut milk and frozen pineapple. Of course, there is usually cream of coconut (so. freaking. good.) and rum, but the main flavors are coconut and pineapple.
You could also add in a splash or two of rum to make this a fun adult pop, but for this version I kept it nice and simple and kid friendly!
2 Ingredient Healthy Pina Colada Popsicles
1 bag of frozen pineapple*
1 can of full fat coconut milk
Take out 1 cup of the frozen pineapple and pulse the mixture in a high-speed blender or food processor. I left it kind of chunky (the biggest pieces smaller than pea sized) but you could make it as smooth as you’d like. If needed, add in a splash of liquid. I didn’t find it necessary. Remove and set aside.
Add the rest of the pineapple and the can of coconut milk and blend until smooth. You may need some liquid for this – I used a few splashes of cashew milk but any milk, juice, or water will work (I think orange juice would be so tasty!) This is where you could add your run if using, but make sure not to use too much as the popsicle does have natural sugar and fats which won’t freeze as solid – using too much alcohol could prevent it from freezing properly.
Once smooth, spoon a small amount into the bottom of your ice pop mold. I used these that I got off Amazon and really like – they stand up nice in the freezer and aren’t too big or too small. Alternate between a larger scoop of the coconut mixture and a smaller of the pineapple mix to create pretty layers. If that’s too much work, you could also just stir the two together and then put into molds.
Allow to freeze at least 2 hours before enjoying!
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So do you enjoy popsicles in the summer? What’s your favorite blended drink? Let me know in the comments!
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