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Pina_Colada_Italian_Ice_Pops It has been boiling in LA lately with one heatwave right after the other and it’s been tough to want to be active in the stagnant heat with the sun beating down on you, ya know? This is the time of year I become obsessed with popsicles, paletas and all things frozen treats. I’m originally from Chicago where Italian Ice is HUGE and I really miss being able to pop into an Italian Ice shop for a small (or large) cup! So recently I decided it was time to make my own, so I can have my own stockpile of them at all times during these hot AF months!

Today we have our Piña Colada Italian Ice Pops!! I decided to make them into pops because I just think they store better and they’re already a perfect serving size that you can take with you on the go. I ordered the sleeves here and they were inexpensive and I got 100 in one order! I like the pina colada flavor for these guys because they’re slightly creamy from the coconut and condensed milk, but still super light and refreshing from the pineapple and lime. This recipe is so easy to make and yields a bunch of Italian Ice Pops! Making these will be the best thing you do for yourself all summer. I promise. :) Enjoy! xx, Jenny

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Piña Colada Italian Ice Pops

Makes 20

2 pounds pineapple spears, divided
1 (15 ounces) can unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 (15 ounces) can unsweetened coconut cream
1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
juice and zest from 2 limes

10 ounces coconut rum, optional
20 Plastic Italian Ice Pop Sleeves

1. Dice 1 pound of pineapple spears and set aside.
2. Place remaining pineapple, coconut milk, coconut cream, condensed milk, lime juice and zest, and rum (if using) into the well of a blender and blend until mixture is smooth.
3. Spoon a couple tablespoons of the diced pineapple into each Italian Ice pop sleeve, and using a funnel fill the sleeves with the blended pina colada mixture, leaving about a 1/2 inch space at the top. Seal. Lay each sleeve onto a baking sheet, in a single layer and place into the freezer. Freeze ice pops for at least 6 hours. Serve.

  1. Gayle Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi, could you please tell me where you got the plastic sleeves?

  2. Shirley Not Specified Not Specified

    What a great idea and especially for these hot summer months. Can you provide the link to the where you purchased the ice pop sleeves? Its not linked above.

  3. Sarah Heaton Not Specified Not Specified

    Great idea ! Can’t wait to make these!

  4. grisel Not Specified Not Specified

    wonderful idea!!! perfect to take on the boat. Could you tell us where to buy the ice pop sleeves

  5. Ally Thrailkill Not Specified Not Specified

    Do you think it’d be okay to make the mixture today and then refrigerate it and place it in the bags tomorrow?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Absolutely! It’ll probably need a good stir before pouring into the bags, but should be fine otherwise!

  6. Mare Not Specified Not Specified

    The link didn’t work for me just now… but I bought these last year. 100 pcs High quality ZIP-A-POP disposable DIY Popsicle Molds for Gogurt, Ice Candy, Otter Pops, or Freeze Pops. BPA Free and FDA Approved Popsicle Bags.

  7. Jenny Not Specified Not Specified

    Do you think it would still work with alcohol? Any recommendations on measurements?


    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      You totally can! I would just make sure the overall alcohol content stays below 20% of the overall mixture…of course there’s way more of a science behind the ‘proof of the alcohol’ etc (and it makes my head hurt, lol)…but to keep things simple, I usually say >20% and haven’t had any issues so far :)

  8. Jynielle W. Not Specified Not Specified

    Has anyone tried these as a slushee in a container and dished out into cups?

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