Pina Colada Creamsicle

It is so good to be back!

For the last week and a half my family has been on vacation. We have a cottage at a Christian campground and over the past week it was the campgrounds family camp. Hundreds of people from all over Ontario, a few travel even further, descend upon this campground for one week in July, to come together as families for renewal and refreshment. It is a fabulous time to connect with family and friends and there are also programs all week long for every age group. My kids woke up each morning excited to head off their kids programs and my wife and I enjoyed the Bible Study sessions led by the speaker for the week, Jim Lyon, from Madison Park Church in Anderson, Indiana.

My wife was actually the director for the entire family camp, so she was kept busy all week, making sure that everything ran smoothly. It was her second year as the director and she did a fantastic job. There are a number of ‘community building’ events throughout the week and I led a couple of them. I gave two cooking classes, one on canapes and another on Thai cuisine. What a great time to be able to share some cooking tips in this way and everyone who came got a bite to eat and the recipes as well. It was a lot of fun and a highlight of the week for me.

Even though it was a great week, it is nice to be home. I have been thinking all week about what my first post would be once I got back. Since it has been so hot, I decided that a frozen treat is in order. One of my absolute favourite flavour combinations is pineapple and coconut and these Pina Colada Creamsicles will make you feel like you are at an island paradise.

This is the third popsicle I have made since I got these popsicle molds. The first two were: Strawberry Paletas and Mango Lassi Popsicle.

I have received many inquiries regarding where I got these molds. I spent a great deal of time searching for the exact type of mold. I knew I wanted a classic popsicle shape that used wooden sticks and went from store to store looking for the perfect shape. It seemed like I would be out of luck, as everything was either round, star shaped or something different. I came home and decided to check online to see if I could order what I wanted. It did not take long as I quite quickly found EXACTLY what I was looking for.

It is the Progressive International popsicle mold and I got it from Amazon. The link from Amazon here to the left. I love it and we seem to always have some new flavour going into these molds.

 

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Pina Colada Creamsicle with fresh pineapple, coconut milk, and rum extract. This popsicle is the perfect cool treat on a hot summer day!
Servings 8 -10
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple chunks , fresh or canned
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients until very smooth and runny.
  • Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze until solid (about 2 hours).
  • Enjoy them on a hot summer day!

 

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

15 comments

  1. welcome back! and what a great treat to start off with, these sound great!

  2. Nice flavor here! I just received a popsicle maker as a gift, and I’m just itching to use it – this sounds like a great and flavorful recipe to try. Thank you.

  3. Ohhhhhh these would hit the spot today!!!

  4. I’m going to have to invest in a popsicle mold after this hot, hot summer! Every time I see a delicous post like yours, I get the urge again…your flavor combo is so tropical and fabulous!!!

    PS…I live only about 20 minutes from Anderson, Indiana 🙂

  5. These would be perfect for today!!

  6. These pops look fantastic!! Thanks for giving us an idea where you got the molds. I think these classic molds are so much nicer than all the newer plastic ones. with the crazy shapes. I have to get a mold like this too. 🙂

  7. Welcome home! What a perfect summer treat!

  8. I have the same mold. I have some pops in it right now. These look delicious. I love pina colada. I have some ice cream in that flavour I still need to post. So good.

  9. That is good for this summer. I never thought that Pineapple can be an popsicle and I think it really taste good. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  10. Thinking of making these for our dog show specialty next year. I bet they would be a total hit with the lunch crowd!

  11. I am looking forward to trying these! I tried making pina colada popsicles once, but they were too icy. Yours look perfectly creamy. Nommm…

  12. These are right up my alley and they sound so refreshing. I am going to give them a try and switch out the whole milk for soy milk. Thanks!

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