The Ultimate Coconut Popsicle

The Ultimate Coconut Popsicle

I’ve been craving ice cream lately but can not eat dairy due to a sensitivity I just found out I have. Bummer! I don’t have an ice cream maker either so I had to shoot for the next best thing… popsicles! I know, I’m sort of late getting on the popsicle bandwagon but lucky for me (and lucky for you) popsicles are good any time of the year — especially here in sunny Florida.

made this recipe with coconut milk because it is an excellent substitution for dairy. It was the closest thing I could use to get my vanilla ice cream fix on. I love vanilla ice cream.

I made the popsicles on a whim and kept the ingredients simple — boy did I hit gold! For real, it’s my favorite and now I may just love it more than I love vanilla ice cream!

You know, I love this popsicle recipe so much I went to three different stores to find another mold so I could make more. All three stores were sold out of popsicle molds because they are a “seasonal” item and were on clearance. Seasonal?? In Florida?? Thank goodness for trusty Amazon. Any hoo…

I thought long and hard for a name that would really do this popsicle justice because it is so. darn. good. Then The Ultimate Popsicle popped into my head. The taste is seriously out-of-this-world. It only has 5 simple ingredients (all of which you probably have sitting in your kitchen already) but the flavors work so well together that you may as well be having a party in your mouth.

The Ultimate Popsicle is smooth, creamy and rich– almost like a vanilla bean coconut. I added bits of shredded coconut to give a little texture and crunch and gelatin to give it an added boost of goodness.

Sometimes simple is better. You’re welcome!

Coconut Milk Popsicle

The Ultimate Coconut Popsicle




  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour into the molds.
  • Place in freezer and let sit for 5-6 hours

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The Ultimate Coconut Popsicle
Serves: 4
  • popsicle molds
  • mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 3 Tbl real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbl vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbl unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbl hydrolyzed gelatin (optional)
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour into the molds.
  2. Place in freezer and let sit for 5-6 hours


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Loriel is the author of Healthy Roots, Happy Soul. She is a mother of one young boy who keeps her on her feet and motivated to continue to learn how to make her home and world a better place to live in. She enjoys activism work related to GMO’s and hopes to inspire people to think about their health, feel nourished, believe and create a radiating happy soul.

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
25 comments… add one
  • Justin August 16, 2015, 6:41 pm

    Is the picture in the article the same as the recipie? I made this, but the syrup and the vanilla turned it a tinge of brown. It still tastes good, but I’m curious of what you did different.

  • Andrea June 13, 2015, 2:46 pm

    Have you (or anyone) tried these without the gelatin? If so, still good, or should I make a point to search for gelatin somewhere? Thanks and can’t wait to try!!

  • Theresa June 3, 2015, 8:59 am

    I made these popcicles and they were pretty awful. They don’t have a strong coconut flavor, they are tan (not white) and the texture is too hard even though I used gelatin. I really wished this worked- I am so disapoointed.

  • trejo September 13, 2014, 5:15 pm

    How much milk

  • steph April 1, 2014, 1:34 pm

    Hey, I’m pretty new to the coconut oil, coconut EVERYTHING thing, and eating ‘raw’ or ‘real’ foods. I am pretty much eating normal but adding in coconut oil, etc., so just wondering, why full fat coconut milk? I just think all the calories, but I’m sure that’s not the point with this recipe. It sounds totally awesome!

  • Stephannie January 26, 2014, 6:17 pm

    I would love to put gelatin in mine but I only have the kind in the red container, not the green like the recipe calls for. I’m new to using gelatin. Would the kind I have work?

  • flsmiths September 8, 2013, 3:24 pm

    These are AMAZING!!!

  • Belinda August 20, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Girl you nailed it!!! You are so right….they are out of this world! I just found this recipe and had all the ingredients except the gelatin and I whipped them right up and thought I died and went to heaven! They taste like whip cream and vanilla ice cream all rolled into one! Obviously I am pretty stoked about this recipe…thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • Dolores Clark August 16, 2013, 8:17 am

    These were all and more than stated. My kids are grown so I no longer have popsicle holders but I do have the twisty ice cube trays so decided to give these a try. Yep….. there is still a kid in me. 🙂 I didn’t have coconut milk but did have coconut cream. I thought about diluting it with some filtered water but decided to just go for the gusto. I mixed and poured into an ice cube tray….one batch filled one tray. Came back in an hour or so and put two round toothpicks in each one. Oh my goodness!!!!! These are definitely ultimate because I can’t come up with another name either…..unless heavenly as heaven is as perfect as you can get. 🙂 I highly recommend these for any and all.

    • Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy August 23, 2013, 12:12 pm

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them! They are my favorite creation in the kitchen by far! 🙂

  • Rita August 15, 2013, 12:51 pm

    The molds r BPA free!

  • Karen Wood August 15, 2013, 12:29 pm

    Wishing you well and an easy time delivering the new baby.

  • Brenda Cunningham August 15, 2013, 9:29 am

    I am definitely going to try this. I think I would add coconut butter, maybe instead of the shredded coconut (I add this to my coconut smoothies that everyone dies for!)


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