Tropical Island Popsicles – No Sugar Added
If you’ve read any of my other dessert articles you know of my hubby’s wicked sweet tooth. He likes all sweets, healthy and processed unfortunately. So it makes me feel good to keep healthy sweets in the house.
One of his favorite treats is Outshine Bars but I don’t like the list of ingredients in them. The list below is for the coconut pineapple coconut water version.
COCONUT WATER FROM CONCENTRATE (WATER, COCONUT WATER CONCENTRATE), SUGAR, PINEAPPLE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, GUAR GUM, CAROB BEAN GUM, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR.
See what I mean? Modified corn starch in a Popsicle? And the ever ambiguous “natural flavor”. When I was out shopping a few weeks ago I came across a cute little Popsicle mold set for like $6.99 so it was my mission to make some yummy healthy low-ingredient frozen treats for my man. Plus, I love kitchen gadget things.
This recipe only has 5 ingredients and I can pronounce every single one.
UPDATE: I made this tropical version and before I knew it, hubby ate them all. He just asked “hey, you got any more of those Popsicles?”. I told him we didn’t have any more pineapple but I had some frozen black berries. He said to go for it. I used all of the other same ingredients but swapped pineapple for blackberries. These are now my new favorite. I’m a little peaved that I have to share them.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk (I use the Trader Joe brand)
- 1 very ripe banana
- 2½ cups fresh pineapple or fruit of choice
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3 Tablespoons raw honey
- Pour coconut milk in blender first, followed by all other ingredients.
- I recommend putting the raw honey in the middle of the ingredients so it doesn't get stuck at the top or the bottom in the blender.
- Blend until mixed thoroughly.
- Pour into Popsicle molds and put in the freezer for 3 - 4 hours.
- I ran the Popsicle mold under warm water until the Popsicle slid out easily.
- Nom nom nom.