He hates to admit it, but the Food Snob loves a good piña colada. Who can blame him? Fresh pineapple, coconut milk, and rum make this classic tropical treat . . . only in popsicle form. I am not sure what it is about boozy popsicles. Perhaps it is the allure of eating a childhood treat with an adult twist? Or maybe you don’t feel as guilty about your day drinking if if comes frozen on a stick.
Whatever the case might be, I knew our recent weekend at the lake required some boozy piña colada popsicles for our afternoons in the sun.
Boozy Piña Colada Popsicles (slightly adapted from Shutterbean)
Makes 6 popsicles
3 cups of fresh, chopped pineapple + any juice from cutting the pineapple
1/3 cup light coconut milk (make sure it’s stirred before you measure)*
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup Malibu Coconut Rum
Puree all ingredients in a blender until liquefied. Pour into popsicle molds and place lids/sticks on top (these are the molds I use). Freeze overnight.
One thing I really dislike about most piña coladas is the mix used is full of corn syrup. These popicles are more naturally sweetened by the fresh pineapple and coconut milk. I also love the creaminess that the coconut milk adds to the popsicles. They make a perfect refreshing afternoon treat for your next weekend or vacation.
What kind of popsicle would you like to turn into a boozy pop? I think the orange push-ups would be a fun one to try next!
*I have gotten some questions on where to buy coconut milk. I’ve bought it at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, and my local chain grocery store (it was in the baking aisle next to evaporated milk).