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A healthy dessert, a breakfast of champions, or a midday snack — however you choose to treat yourself to a popsicle is your own to savor! With Emily Zaiden’s new recipe book, Top Pops, in hand, we opted for to treat ourselves to a mini happy hour by testing out the tome’s piÃ±a colada pops recipe. In addition to boozy pops, Top Pops offers fifty-five flavor combinations derived from Zaiden’s high-flavor, low-sugar approach. Other dreamy combos include a vegan-friendly Avocado Vanilla, and a homeopathic Meyer Lemon Ginger pop.
Now, why don’t you get a head start on stocking your freezer full of summer’s staple treat?
PiÃ±a Colada Tipsy Pops
From Top Pops by Emily Zaiden. Makes 8-10 3-oz. pops
2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
2 cups coconut milk
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light or white rum
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1. In a blender, add the pineapple, coconut milk, vanilla extract, sugar, and rum. Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until the pineapple is fully blended and no longer chunky. Stir in the shredded coconut and pulse to mix thoroughly.
2. Pour the mixture into molds, insert handles and place in the freezer. If using sticks, insert them after 30 minutes or when the mixture is firm enough for them to stand upright. Freeze until solid (at least five hours; due to the alcoholic content of these pops, they will take longer to freeze), and enjoy!
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This looks delicious!
As one that doesn’t drink, would this work without rum, or, at the very least, with rum extract? Thanks! It looks delicious!
Lauren, I don’t see why rum extract wouldn’t work. If anything, I’m betting it would freeze faster, and wouldn’t melt as quickly!
I don’t imbibe either; you can simply leave the rum out of the recipe. Sometimes I even use an almond milk/coconut milk blend in place of plain coconut milk and it is fantastic! I also use a few drops of stevia extract in place of sugar, since calories are a concern for me. I can’t wait to check this book out – I love frozen treats!
Thank-you, Beth and Julianne! Both tips helped me out 🙂 I’ll be sure to try both!
These look amazing! Why did you have to post this on the one day the sun has come out in England when it is still over a week til pay day and the only ingredient I have in the house is the sugar? Do you want to torture me Modcloth???
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