Pina Colada “Round Two”
This week’s popsicle of the week was inspired by my first pina colada popsicles (recipe is here). I really loved them and wanted to try again but try a different combination of ingredients. I really wanted it to be more chunky and to incorporate yogurt to make them creamy and more like the Fruiti popsicls that I love. I also wanted to add banana even though it’s not tradition pina colada. This is my first recipe that is not completely natural but if you have the time to shredded fresh coconut or can find organic coconut, power to you! This recipe is for my mold and fits just a bit over then 10 popsicles, if you have a smaller mold just half the recipe. I really loved making these and it was super simple like the previous recipes.
What You’ll Need:
- Coconut Yogurt
*I couldn’t find natural yogurt but highly suggest it if you
- Shredded coconut
- 1 banana
- Cutting board and knife
- Popsicle mold
15minutes to prep the mixture, 3 hours in the freezer
- Trim off all the skin off the pineapple, once that is done cut the pineapple in four stripes and through out the hard core.
- Take 2 of pineapple stripes (about 1/3 of the pineapple) and cut into medium chucks. Put the chunks to the side.
*Judge the size of chunks on the mold you are using or personal preference.
- Add 1 container of coconut yogurt to the blender, then add 1 banana.
- Blend banana and yogurt together for a few minutes on “smoothie” mode until creamy.
- Then add 1 cup of shredded coconut and the pine apple chunks. Stir in with a spoon.
*I am using medium size sweetened shredded coconut.
- Add mixture to popsicle models.
- Cleaning the top of the mold and putting the lid and adding popsicle sticks if your mold requires them.
- Put in freezer for 3 hours.
- To remove simply put under hot water for a minute and then remove.
These is my favourite so far out of the ones I’ve done. The coconut yogurt is delicious frozen and the chunks of coconut and pineapple at super tasty and satisfying. I found that it had the right amount of shredded coconut and pineapple and wouldn’t make any changes to this recipe. It was also very easy to make and quick. I’ve already made this 3 times since and its really just the best, it helps that pina colada is my favourite flavour. I highly suggest this one, and the Liberte coconut yogurt. I haven’t used it any other recipes so far but think I will use it for next weeks which is dolce de leche. Let me know what you think.