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Pina Colada Popsicles - a simple and delicious summer treat that you can make with or without rum!
I'm not one to have any kind of alcohol during the day. But years ago we spent a couple of weeks in Maui and suddenly a pineapple and umbrella garnished Piña Colada seemed like a perfectly reasonable lunch beverage. Fortunately I didn't take that habit home with me, but even now Piña Coladas remind me of sun, sea and relaxation.
So when my friend Faith sent me a copy of her new book, BLEND smoothies, the Piña Colada smoothie was the first recipe I tried. And since it's the middle of summer, I decided to freeze the smoothie as mini Piña Colada popsicles (booze optional).
There are 34 other smoothie recipes left to try in this terrific book. It's a collaboration between Faith of An Edible Mosaic and Alyssa of Everyday Maven. Faith did a lovely job of photographing each smoothie and the recipes are separated into several helpful categories from quick and healthy to decadent!
My favorite popsicle molds are actually 2-ounce shot glasses. To me they're the perfect size - 6 or 7 bites of frozen goodness. To remove them from the glasses once they're frozen, just run a little warm water over the outside of the glass and give the popsicle stick a gentle twist.
Congratulations Faith and Alyssa on your beautiful book! I'll be enjoying recipes from it all summer long.
Piña Colada Mini Popsicles
- ¾ cup canned light coconut milk 185ml
- ¾ cup cubed pineapple frozen, 4.5 oz/125 g
- ½ medium banana peeled, broken into a few pieces and frozen
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tablespoon rum optional
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds or 2-ounce shot glasses (these are my favorite)
- Place popsicle stick into each glass or mold section and freeze until solid. Serve.
Sandra Shaffer says
These are the perfect size treats for when I need a quick pick me up. Love that extra punch of rum. I just happen to have a set of 12 mini parfait glasses that I can use to make these. Thank you!
Fantastic, Sandra! Thanks for letting me know!
Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen says
This feels like the perfect middle of the day summer cool-me-down! And just the right amount of booze for me!
Thanks, Sarah...though, I might need a smidge more booze. 😉
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
Definitely a 'mouth is watering now' moment happening to me right now, Marissa! I've been craving this sort of thing lately, and what a great idea to use shot glasses as molds!
Great photos, too!
Thanks so much, Helen! The shot glasses are definitely my favorite popsicle mold - just the right size. 🙂
Kevin | Keviniscooking says
Great idea here Marissa using a smoothie to make a popsicles. I literally just finished reviewing the book myself, so many interesting twists and flavors. With the heat we've been having this should hit the spot. Have a great weekend!
It's a great book, Kevin! Lots of good smoothies to try...
Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
Oooh, I could really go for one of these right now! I love that you turned these into popsicles and using those shot glasses is such a great idea! I'm a big fan of Faith's and her book sounds wonderful 🙂
Yes, Faith is terrific and you'll love the book! Thanks, Sonali.
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom says
I could not love this anymore! An awesome tropical drink in popsicle form - sold! Now all I need is the beach 😉 And what a fantastic idea to use a shot glass as the popsicle mold! That means one less extra thing to buy 😉
I like the way you think...these would go great with a beach to eat them on. 🙂
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Marissa! These sound perfect for the hot days we are having! I had popsicle molds when my kids were little that have long ago disappeared, but I have tall shot glasses! Margaritas are another hot weather drink I'm quite fond of!
I'm with you, Dorothy! Love a good margarita...
Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient says
I'm loving all of the summer popsicle recipes, this is such a great one! Perfect for a casual dinner party.
Thanks, Mary! That's a great idea...you could put a pop at each plate toward the end of the meal and they'd be melted just enough to twist them out when the meal was over.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Pina Coladas are definitely quintessential summer.. and if I'm on vacation they make the best lunch accompaniment! 😉 Love that you took the pina colada smoothie and turned it into a mini popsicle!! Using the shot glasses as a mold is genius!! It's almost lunch time, and I'm not on vacation, but I'm thinking I need one of these right about now. Pinned! Cheers!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Isn't Faith lovely? And she's so talented too! I wish we were having slightly warmer weather so I could enjoy these. I love pineapple and coconut so these would be a real hit 😀
Yes, Faith is lovely! Tuck the recipe away for the hot days of summer, they'll be there before you know it. And then I'll be cooking up one of your hot soups... 😉
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
I can't thank you enough for your lovely review! It is always so hard for me to pick a favorite from the book, but this is definitely high on the list; Pina Coladas remind me of warm summer days too! And I love that you made these into pops - so refreshing!
Such a great book, Faith! So many recipes to try...Congrats!