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Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Because it’s too dang hot. Because the air feels like a sweat box. Because I haven’t had a single person turn down a frozen treat in the dead of summer.

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Also, these popsicles are healthy and made with all-natural ingredients that just so happen to be vegan friendly. I hate leaving people out, so I took a gigantic step outside of my dairy-infused, butter-laden, carb-centric box to create a treat that everybody can enjoy.

I’ll take my cookie now…

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

In all honesty, these vegan pina colada popsicles taste like the real deal. I used what I call the magical fruit, the banana, to create the thick, creamy base of these healthy popsicles. I swear by frozen bananas. You can whip them into healthy ice cream, super thick smoothies, healthy pudding, and these vegan pina colada popsicles.

It’s a win-win situation.

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

I have also fallen in love with coconut cream. My favorite brand is Trader Joe’s, along with so many of their other ingredients–Joe and I are pals! The coconut cream is extremely thick and velvety smooth. It helps keep the popsicles thick and creamy after they freeze.

Creamy and dreamy–that’s how I like my popsicles.

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

I don’t have kids, so I’m no professional, but I’m betting if you handed them one of these popsicles they’d lick it down to the stick and probably accept a second helping if it were offered. Since these are of the healthy variety, using only the most wholesome ingredients and naturally sweetened, you can feel good about feeding them to your offspring and maybe even treating them to two (I’m pulling for ya, kid).

I’m usually not one to lay down the law and go full out finger-pointing schoolmarm on you, but frozen bananas are a must for this recipe. Prep them bananas, folks! They’ll need at least four hours in the freezer.

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Don’t let the word “vegan” in the title scare you off, because these are some damn good popsicles.

Head over to Food Fanatic to grab this vegan pina colada popsicle recipe.

6 Responses to “Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles”

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen — August 31, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Yum these look so great! I bought a Popsicle mold a couple months ago but have not gotten around to making anything yet! These photos are totally inspiring me though. (And I love your turq board!!) :)

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    Julia — August 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I could go for a real deal pina colada popsicle right this minute, even though it’s cooled off here quite a bit. They look so creamy, dreamy and full of sweet, tropical flavor! WIN!

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    Ashley — August 31, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Agreed – with the heat and humidity I don’t think I would ever turn down a popsicle! Love the pina colada flavor! So fun… and I can pretend like I’m on vacation :)

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — September 1, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Looks super creamy!

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    Laura Dembowski — September 1, 2015 at 8:11 am

    These look and sound fantastic. I bet you could make an even more pina colada like version with a little booze!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — September 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I’m feeling a trip to Trader Joe’s coming on, and I’m going to look for that coconut cream. These popsicles are just so beautiful, and I could have used one today – it was hot, humid and still today. Ugh.

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