pineapple pops

Who can resist such an alliterative name?  :-)

These freezer pops are a very easy, basic, but really yummy dessert.  Just puree the ingredients, pour them in the molds, and freeze — done.  I’ll confess to even having one for breakfast on occasion when I really, really didn’t feel like anything else, but let’s just consider that a testament to how tasty these are instead of what I terrible person I probably am.  :-D

The recipe uses a few ingredients that might seem slightly obscure (I promise I have eventual plans to add a paleo reference page to this site, I just haven’t done it yet):  coconut milk and liquid stevia.  You want the thin part of the coconut milk for this recipe — keep a can of coconut milk in the fridge till it separates, then scoop off the very thick “cream,” leaving the thinner “milk” behind.  If the milk looks really watery and isn’t a good white, go ahead and mix a little of the cream in it for this recipe; you don’t want it too thin.  :-)

You’ll also naturally want a popsicle mold.  I got mine at Kitchen Collections for like $3, but you can find them on Amazon too; just type in “popsicle mold” and a plethora of options appear.

But really, now I’m making this sound complicated.  :-)

Pineapple Freezer Pops

Yield:  8 pops of the size shown in the picture

Ingredients:

  • half of a fresh, ripe pineapple, cut into cubes
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1/3 cup thin coconut milk
  • 5 drops liquid stevia extract

Directions:

1.  Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until completely pureed and integrated.

2.  Pour the puree into the popsicle mold, filling each cavity almost, but not all the way, full.  (If you have puree left, it keeps fine for a few days in the fridge, though you’ll want to give it a quick stir before pouring it once it’s sat a while.)

3.  Fit the popsicle handles in place, and put the mold in the freezer to set (at least 3 hours).

4.  To get the frozen popsicles out of the mold, run hot water over the body of the mold for ten or twenty seconds to help loosen its grip, then patiently but firmly lever the popsicles out.  If they won’t come, run the hot water a little longer.

5.  Enjoy.  :-)