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Coconut Fruit Popsicles

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Ready to let your kids eat some healthy homemade popsicles that you KNOW are good for them? Then you’ll LOVE these easy to make coconut fruit popsicles!

My only suggestion: make them the night before you ask your kids if they want them, because the answer will always be yes and they take some time to freeze.

Coconut Fruit Popsicle being held with more popsicles in the background.

These popsicles only require 3 ingredients (unless you want to add some maple syrup and vanilla to help sweeten and flavor them more), and literally take minutes to assemble before putting them in the freezer.

So take advantage when berries are in season and make these popsicles for your kids, I’m sure they’ll love them just like mine do.

Ingredients for Coconut Fruit Popsicles

Main ingredients needed, and popsicle mold, for making coconut fruit popsicles.

Strawberries & Blueberries: These berries are what gives these popsicles their fun colors and flavors. But, feel free to swap them out with other fruit as you please. Just be sure that the fruit is sliced up small enough to fit in your popsicle molds.

Coconut Milk: Coconut milk is needed to help fill in the spots surrounding the fruit, so it’s a full popsicle, and not just chunks of fruit. If you can’t have coconut milk, and or don’t have any on hand, feel free to use another non-dairy milk, just know if won’t have the coconut flavor if swapping out the milk.

Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is 100% optional and would be used to help sweeten up the popsicle. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, but are used to using other sugars, feel free to replace with your sweetener of choice, as long as it’s either liquid or will dissolve in liquid.

If you’re choosing to replace 

Vanilla: description + why it’s used

How to Make Homemade Fruit Popsicles 

*Note that these instructions can be printed below

Step one:  Add 4-5 blueberries to each popsicle mold.

Step two:  Divide the strawberry slices between the popsicle molds.

Step three:  Divide the rest of the blueberries between the popsicle molds.

Step four:  Add the coconut milk, and optional sweeteners if using, to the popsicle molds to fill them up.

Step five:  Place the popsicle mold sticks, or popsicle sticks into the molds and let freeze for at least 5 hours.

Step six: After 5 hours, the popsicles should be frozen and ready to eat!

Expert Tips for Making Popsicles for Kids

Some tips I’ve learned in the past 11 years of making popsicles for my kids:

  • Let them help if they want to.
  • Be sure they understand what to expect, example would be to make sure they know it will take HOURS for the popsicles to freeze and they won’t be able to eat them right away.
  • Have multiple popsicle molds. Bonus points for cute popsicle molds like these ones I just bought! These are the ones I used in the pictures for this recipe.
  • During warmer months, always have popsicles ready to eat in the freezer (this is where having multiple popsicle molds comes in handy). This will also ensure you won’t be tempted to go out and buy popsicles for your kids.
  • Let your kids pick the flavor they want.
  • Have fun and enjoy the popsicles with your kids, you deserve it!
Berry coconut popsicles on a baking sheet with berries in bowls next to it.

Alternative Ways to Make Coconut Fruit Popsicles

If you don’t want fruit chunks in your popsicles, which I totally understand either way, there’s a difference in texture depending on how you make these, then you could take all of the ingredients, blend them together in a blender until smooth and then pour the mixture into popsicle molds to freeze.

I do this all the time whenever anyone can’t finish their smoothie, I just pour it into a popsicle mold and then they can enjoy it later as a popsicle.

How to Serve Popsicles

Before serving these popsicles, make sure they are completely frozen and come out of the popsicle molds easily. The best way to make sure they are ready before removing from the molds is to freeze them overnight.

Then enjoy it while frozen.

How to Store Popsicles

Freezer: Store in your popsicle mold in the freezer. Once all of the popsicles are gone, repeat the process to make more.

FAQs for Healthier Homemade Popsicles

  1. Do I have to fill the popsicle molds exactly as instructed?
    1. No, just be sure to add all of the fruit before adding the coconut milk.
  2. Will these be ready in 2 hours from putting them in the freezer?
    1. No. They need around 5 hours to fully freeze, or preferably overnight. It may vary slightly depending on your freezer temperature. But when tested after 4 hours, in a freezer set at 0℉, they were not frozen yet, at 5 hours they were.
  3. I’m making these for my kids, should I add in the optional sweeteners?
    1. That depends on if your kids are already used to eating foods that are sweetened or not. If giving to a toddler, or a child who has grown up on a mostly plant-based diet, then try the unsweetened version. If they eat the standard American diet, or a vegan version of the standard American diet, then add the sweeteners as it won’t taste very sweet without it.
  4. Do I have to slice the strawberries?
    1.   This depends on the size of your strawberries. If your strawberries are small enough to fit in the molds with slicing, then you don’t have to, however most strawberries are too large to not slice up. 
  5. Do they lose flavor if it takes too long while eating one?
    1. No, they don’t. They stay tasting like coconut milk and the berries that were put in them.

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Coconut fruit popsicle being held with popsicle mold in the background.

Coconut Fruit Popsicles

Shawna Clapper
These red,white, and blue popsicles are fun and dairy free! Celebrate the 4th of July this year with this healthy treat that’ll cool you right off!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 popsicles
Calories 142 kcal

Equipment

  • Popsicle Mold(s)

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Blueberries
  • ½ cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Maple Syrup optional
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla optional

Instructions
 

  • Add 4-5 blueberries to each popsicle mold.
  • Divide the strawberry slices between the popsicle molds.
  • Divide the rest of the blueberries between the popsicle molds.
  • Add the coconut milk, and optional sweeteners if using, to the popsicle molds to fill them up.
  • Place the popsicle mold sticks, or popsicle sticks into the molds and let freeze for at least 5 hours.
  • After 5 hours, the popsicles should be frozen and ready to eat!

Notes

The amount of berries in each popsicle does not need to be even.
You may need a little more or less coconut milk, depending on the size of your popsicle molds.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword berries, blueberries, coconut milk, strawberry
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