Think Dole Whip flavor, in popsicle form. These Pineapple Popsicles are refreshing and so easy to make. They have just three ingredients, can be made with fresh or frozen fruit, and are incredibly creamy and naturally sweet.
We love popsicles all year round, for sore throats, as easy homemade snacks, and as a yummy fruit option with meals. This pineapple flavor has quickly become a favorite with the kids since it’s just filled with creamy texture and a wonderful pineapple flavor.
We love to make these with thick coconut milk to add creaminess, and the tropical flavor pairs well with the pineapple. See below for more info on swaps and how to make the recipe.
Contents hide 1 Pineapple Popsicles 2 Your toddler won’t eat? Help is here! 3 Ingredients You Need 4 Step-by-Step Instructions 5 Favorite Popsicle Molds 6 How to Store 7 Best Tips for Success 8 Related Recipes 9 Pineapple Popsicles
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Ingredients You Need
Here’s a look at the ingredients you’ll need to have on hand to make this easy pineapple popsicle recipe.
- Diced pineapple: You can use fresh or thawed-from-frozen pineapple to make this recipe. If neither of those are available, you can also use canned pineapple. Just drain the juices off first.
- Full-fat coconut milk: I use canned coconut milk here to combine with the pineapple to create a super creamy texture. The flavor of coconut also pairs really nicely with pineapple. I typically use full-fat canned coconut milk, but in case you can’t find that, light canned coconut milk or plain or vanilla Greek yogurt will work.
- Honey (or maple syrup; optional): You can taste the blended mixture and add a little honey (for kids over age 1) or maple syrup to sweeten it as you like. You may or may not need it depending on the flavor of the fruit.
Below is an overview of how to make this recipe so you know what to expect from the process. You’ll want to make these at least 4 hours before you plan to serve them so they have time to freeze into popsicles.
- Add the ingredients to a blender. Blend until very smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired.
- Pour into ice pop sleeves or popsicle molds. Freeze until firm.
- Serve cold.
TIP: You can also use slightly thawed frozen pineapple in the blender and serve up the soft-serve like mixture right away for a treat that tastes like Dole Whip.
Favorite Popsicle Molds
We love the molds from Zoku and Tovolo, which are super easy to fill and release and hold up really well over time. You can find my full list of popsicle molds to choose the shape and size that’s right for your family.
How to Store
Once the popsicles are fully frozen, you can keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months. If you freeze in popsicle molds without a plastic cover, you can transfer to a freezer bag once fully frozen to keep them fresher.
Best Tips for Success
- Use fresh or thawed frozen pineapple here according to what you have. To make these with canned pineapple, just drain the liquid off frist.
- Taste the blended fruit and adjust sweetness with honey or maple syrup as needed.
- Use coconut milk (the full-fat kind in a can, solid parts only), or Greek yogurt to vary the flavor. The coconut milk or yogurt will make these a little creamy, so they remind me of Dole Whip.
- Use ice pop sleeves or popsicle molds.
- Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly or run the popsicle under hot water while still in the plastic mold before serving if desired.