Pina Colada Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
For us, summer means sun soaked pool days. And if we are really lucky, we may even splurge and indulge in one of our favorite drinks – pina coladas. Humming “If you like pina coladas… getting caught in the rain… do do do do…” is a small price to pay for such a creamy, refreshing, tropical treat. That song always gets stuck in my head. Since they are usually made with sugar syrup and very little nutrition, it’s definitely a once or twice a summer type of treat for us. My girls call them “piggy ladas” and love them as much as I do (virgin of course!). I often make pina colada/piggy lada smoothies at home in the summer. They are easy to make without any added sugar or fillers.
With the 4th of July coming up, we turned our favorite pina colada smoothie into homemade popsicles naturally tinted red, white, and blue. Berries provide the best food coloring straight from nature – no chemicals. Though we used our favorite popsicle mold, you could easily make mini popsicles to feed a crowd at any summer gathering. Mini paper cups or even ice cube trays with halved paper straws for sticks work well.
You may need:
Ice Pop Mold and Sticks (affiliate)
Red, White, and Blue Berry Colada Popsicles
- 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice, divided
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- In a blender, blend 1/2 cup pineapple juice and frozen strawberries. You can puree completely or leave chunky. Fill popsicle molds about 1/3 the way up with strawberry pineapple mixture. Rinse the blender.
- Blend coconut milk, frozen pineapple, banana, and 1/4 cup pineapple juice. Fill the popsicle molds another 1/3 way up with the pina colada mixture. Rinse the blender.
- Blend 1/2 cup pineapple juice with frozen blueberries. Pour over the pineapple coconut mixture to fill molds to the top. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze completely.
- To remove ice pops from the molds, run warm water over the bottom of molds.