Pineapple chunks, bananas, and real coconut milk give these a sweet, tropical flavor!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 ice pops
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the pineapple chunks with juice, banana, coconut milk, and vanilla extract into a blender; puree until smooth. Pour into 6 ice pop molds and freeze until solid, about 4 to 5 hours.

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Cook's Notes

If you have any of the pineapple, banana, etc. mixture left, pour it into an ice cube tray, cover tray with plastic wrap, and insert toothpicks into the center of each "cube."

10 1/2 ounces of bottled Pina Colada mix may be used in place of coconut milk.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fat 9.5g; sodium 6.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2012
Made these today but I added about 1/4 cup cream of coconut (the stuff used in mixed drinks but contains no alcohol). It really helped bring out the coconut flavor and gave the pops just the right amount of sweetness!! Yum!!! Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2010
These sounded so good that i doubled the recipe. I thought the mix tasted really good and so had very high hopes. Unfortunelty once they froze they seemed to lose some of their flavour. I think they are good but are lacking something just not sure what. They were definitely refreshing on a hot day not sweet at all though. I would almost think it is the coconut that is lacking to make it a true pina colada flavor perhaps switching coconut for the vanilla? Either way they were a little too bannany but the adults liked them and the kids didn't Read More
(16)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2012
Made these today but I added about 1/4 cup cream of coconut (the stuff used in mixed drinks but contains no alcohol). It really helped bring out the coconut flavor and gave the pops just the right amount of sweetness!! Yum!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2010
These sounded so good that i doubled the recipe. I thought the mix tasted really good and so had very high hopes. Unfortunelty once they froze they seemed to lose some of their flavour. I think they are good but are lacking something just not sure what. They were definitely refreshing on a hot day not sweet at all though. I would almost think it is the coconut that is lacking to make it a true pina colada flavor perhaps switching coconut for the vanilla? Either way they were a little too bannany but the adults liked them and the kids didn't Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
Kay rum does not freeze so you'd end up with slush. Haven't made these yet but I'm giving it 5 stars based on how good they sound! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2010
Our kids loved it! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
Sounds great! Just needs another ingredient: Myers or Appleton rum!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2011
I'm not a huge fan of these. I expected more coconut flavor (especially since I added coconut extract). Next time I would use coconut cream and no banana. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 2 stars
03/27/2012
I agree with those that say this has a very bland flavor and it's not very sweet. Maybe it needs more pineapple? The base of coconut milk is rather mild flavored and doesn't lend itself well to a popsicle. I even added shredded coconut and a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk to up the sweet flavor and it wasn't enough. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2014
As written this recipe merits only 3 stars but I think there is great potential. Next time I'll use a very ripe fresh pineapple instead of canned. A few drops of rum flavoring might be better than the vanilla for a true pina colada taste. Decreasing the coconut milk to 1/2 a can would allow more of the pineapple flavor to shine through. I'm trying to avoid sugar but some sugar and fresh lemon juice would brighten the flavor. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2016
I just added less banana and more sugar and I think its going to be good. They are in the freezer but the mix was good.; ) Read More
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