Tropical Coconut Popsicles (vegan)

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Y'all probably know by know that I  l o v e  the combination of coconut (milk) and mango. It's just the best! If a tropical island was a food, it would be coconut and mangoes 😃

So basically, these popsicles are the frozen version of my beloved sticky rice with mango, or the more toned down coconut rice pudding with mango.

Honestly, flavour-wise I even prefer them to the chocolate coconut fudgesicles I shared last weekend – and I mean, it's chocolate!! 😱 So let's not waste any more time, and let's get started with this healthy homemade popsicle recipe!


Preparation time
: 10 mins (+ 2 hours freezing time)

Main ingredients: coconut milk, mango, pineapple juice
difficulty level: easy
serves: 6-10
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, yeast-free, sugar-free


1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup pineapple juice
juice of 1/2 lime
1 banana
3/4 cup fresh or frozen mango (see notes below)


Puree the mango in a food processor or a blender (I used an immersion blender) until smooth. If using frozen mango, you'll need to simmer/defrost them for about 5 minutes in a small saucepan over medium-low heat to soften them.

In a blender, blitz together coconut milk, pineapple juice, banana and lime juice until smooth.
Transfer to popsicle molds by alternating between the mango puree and the coconut pineapple "smoothie". Since the "smoothie" is much thinner than the puree, it's best to start by spooning some of the puree into the molds and then topping it with the coconut mix (I didn't do that, which meant that I had to put the molds in the freezer until the first layer of coconut mix was firm enough to hold the weight of the puree, so learn from my mistake), alternating them to create layers.

Continue until you reach the top of the popsicle molds. 

Place popsicle sticks into the molds, positioning them in the center, and freeze for a few hours or overnight until solid. If the popsicle contents are too runny to hold the stick in place, return it to the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before trying again.

Time to sit back in the backyard, put your feet up and enjoy your tropical popsicles! (whilst closing your eyes and imagining you're on a tropical island, lol) :)

- This recipe also tastes great with peaches instead of mango. Or you could substitute half of the mango with peaches :)
Of course you could also just blend all the listed ingredients together instead of layering them, and pour the creamy peachy-yellow mixture into the molds without creating layers! This looks something like this: