Cool off this summer with these homemade Pineapple Popsicles! They're super easy to make with just 3 ingredients and so much better than store-bought! The perfect tropical summer dessert for the whole family to enjoy.
Why This Recipe Works
Simple and easy - All you need are 3 simple ingredients and about 15 minutes. The great thing about popsicles is there's no need for an ice cream maker or various steps. You just need to blend everything up and pour it into popsicle molds. The hardest step is just waiting for the popsicles to freeze!
Healthy and delicious - Popsicles are always a great summer dessert to make for a group and these are no different! They're vegan too so everyone can enjoy them. The simple ingredients make these a great choice over store-bought popsicles that are packed with sugar and additives.
Versatile - You can keep the recipe simple or add more fruits to change up the flavors. Add berries, mango, passion fruit, or even coconut milk for a pina colada flavor!
The ingredients for these popsicles are super simple. You can add more stuff like coconut milk or other fruits but I wanted to keep the base recipe really simple.
- Pineapple - I recommend using fresh pineapple but you could also use pineapple juice in a pinch. I like blending the whole pineapple because it keeps the fiber intact and balances out the higher sugar content of the pineapple.
- Agave - Adding sweetener is totally optional but ice cream tends to taste less sweet after freezing so I like adding a little bit of agave to add some extra sweetness. You could also use any other sweetener you prefer.
- Lime juice - Freshly squeezed lime juice is the best here. It goes really well with the pineapple and balances out the sweetness.
- Tajin - You can sprinkle some tajin on the popsicles after you pour them into your popsicle molds for fun garnish and extra flavor but it's totally optional.
Variations and Substitutions
You can keep the popsicles simple or add more things in to change up the flavor. Here are a few ideas of what would go well in this recipe:
- Mango, pineapple, passion fruit - Any tropical fruit will go really well with pineapple. One of them or a combination of all, depending on what you have on hand.
- Berries - Raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries would also work great. You could divide the blended pineapple in half and blend half of it with some berries to make your popsicles two-colored.
- Milk - You can add coconut milk or coconut cream to the blender to make the popsicles creamier.
The process is very simple. All you need to do is peel your pineapple, remove the core, and chop the pineapple into chunks.
Add the pineapple to a high-speed blender with agave, lime juice, and any other ingredients you're using and blend on high until smooth. There's no need to add water, it would water everything down too much. The pineapple should be easy to blend on its own.
Once you have everything blended, pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and sprinkle with tajin if desired. Insert a popsicle stick into each popsicle and carefully transfer the molds into the freezer.
It's best to let the popsicles freeze overnight or at least for 6 hours depending on the strength of your freezer.
Taking Popsicles Out of the Molds
I like to have a freezer-safe ziplock bag ready before I start and place it in the freezer for a few minutes to avoid the popsicles melting as much as possible. You'll put the popsicles in the freezer bag as you pull them out and pop them back into the freezer to refreeze.
Taking popsicles out can be tricky sometimes but the easiest way to do this is to run the molds under hot water briefly which should loosen them and they should be easy to pull out. Always try to pull straight up and not wiggle them too much to avoid breaking them in half.
These popsicles tend to separate slightly on the bottom which can make them more prone to breaking but most should be easy to pull out. If they're not, run them under hot water briefly again and repeat.
Transfer the popsicles to your prepared freezer bag and freeze until ready to eat.
Yes, if necessary you can use frozen pineapple but you'll have to add water to help it blend. Refreezing frozen fruit, you might get more crystallization in the popsicles than you otherwise would making them with fresh pineapple so I highly recommend using fresh not frozen fruit.
More Popsicle Recipes
If you're looking for even more popsicle recipes, I highly recommend trying the four below. The cookie dough ones are especially my favorite, they're so creamy and fudgy!
Cool off this summer with homemade pineapple popsicles! They're super easy to make with just 3 ingredients. The perfect tropical summer dessert!
- 1 pineapple, peeled, core removed, and chopped
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- ¼ cup agave syrup
- 1 tbsp tajin (optional)
- Add chopped pineapple, lime juice, and agave syrup to a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended pineapple into popsicle molds and strinkle with tajin if desired.
- Insert a popsicle stick into the center of each popsicle and transfer the molds into the freezer.
- Freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- To take the popsicles out of the molds, run them briefly under running hot water and gently pull them out.
- Store the popsicles in a freezer-safe ziplock bag in the freezer.
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