Medically reviewed by Shahzadi Devje, Registered Dietitian (RD) & Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Beat the heat with this easy and healthy homemade pineapple coconut ice lollies recipe. Creamy coconut milk blended with chunks of pineapple, banana and a dash of turmeric to create a low carb and decadent vegan delight. Insanely delicious and with zero added sugar, they’re a coconut lover’s dream!
A cinch to make, this Pineapple Coconut Ice Lollies Recipe screams summer! And they’re not just for kids either – we’ve all been going gaga over them! Besides being the perfect cooling treat, they are also ideal as a sweet delight – post-workout or to serve as a healthy dessert option at parties. Let’s be honest; they’re way more nutritious than typical store-bought ice cream lollies. So many of those contain artificial colours, added sugar, and artificial flavours. I don’t think any of this is needed to create a tasty and straightforward summer treat – right at home! Just look at how easy and no-fuss this recipe is.
How To Make Pineapple Coconut Ice Lollies – Step By Step
- In a high-speed blender, start by adding the coconut milk along with the banana. I keep it rustic and simple and use my hands to throw in medium-sized pieces (Image 1).
- Make sure the frozen pineapple chunks are separated before adding them to the blender (Image 2).
- Add turmeric and blend away (Images 3-4).
- Once the Pineapple Coconut Ice Lollies mixture is a creamy consistency, pour into your moulds and insert your lolly sticks (Images 5-6). Freeze them for at least 3 hours or until completely frozen.
What Are The Benefits Of Eating Pineapples?
We love the tropical taste of pineapple. With its juiciness and vibrant colour, it offered the perfect balance of sweet and tart and packed full of vitamin C, manganese, fibre and antioxidants. Although research is limited, the nutrients found in pineapples may help ease inflammation and improve digestion.
Top Tips For Making Pineapple Coconut Ice Lollies
- Make sure you use high quality and thick coconut milk. I use the Aroy-D canned coconut milk
- Use a ripe banana as this offers the sweetness. It won’t taste as good with an unripe banana.
- Opt for frozen pineapple. Otherwise, it will be too runny preventing your wooden stick from standing upright.
- Blend well to ensure there are no lumps
- I use recyclable paper 5-oz cups instead of plastic moulds. You rip the paper away when you’re ready to enjoy the ice lollies – so easy. Plus, there’s no hassle of trying to pull them out of a mould and risk pulling out an empty stick (it’s happened to us far too often!).
- Place your ice lollies at the back of the freezer (if possible) – where it’s the coldest.
- These will keep in the freezer for three weeks.
Here are five more coconut flavour combos for homemade ice lollies (no added sugar):
- Coconut + banana and raspberries
- Coconut + banana + almonds
- Coconut + lime
- Coconut + banana + coffee
- Coconut + banana + blueberries
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Pineapple Coconut Ice Lollies Recipe | Vegan, Easy and Healthy
- 2 cups coconut milk canned, creamy-type
- 1 banana large, ripe
- 2 cups pineapple frozen
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- Add all the ingredients (in the order they appear on the ingredient list) and blend until creamy.
- Pour into 8 5-oz paper cup moulds and insert lolly sticks.
- Freeze for at least 3 hours or until completely frozen.
- When you're ready to eat, simply rip the paper cup and enjoy.
- Make sure you use a high quality and thick coconut milk. I use the Aroy-D canned coconut milk
- Use a ripe banana as this offers the sweetness. It won't taste as good with an unripe banana.
- Opt for frozen pineapple, otherwise it will be too runny preventing your wooden stick from standing upright.
- Blend really well to ensure there are no lumps
- I use recyclable paper 5-oz cups, instead of plastic moulds. You just rip the paper away when you're ready to enjoy the ice lollies - so easy. Plus there's no hassle of trying to pull them out of a mould and risk pulling out an empty stick (it's happened to us far too often!).
- Place your ice lollies at the back of the freezer (if possible) - where it's the coldest.
- These will keep in the freezer for 3 weeks.
Please note the nutritional analysis numbers are estimates and suggestions. The nutrition facts table does not know your life; your body - including you hunger and satiety cues - change daily. It’s okay to eat more or less. Let's say no to food guilt and embrace mindfulness.