These creamy coconut lime popsicles are simple to prepare with just four ingredients including honey for sweetening. The perfect healthy treat for summer these homemade popsicles are super refreshing. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.
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What you’ll love about this recipe
- It’s super simple! While picking up a box of popsicles from the grocery store is no doubt simpler, making them from scratch is not at all difficult. They require only four ingredients and just five-minutes prep time.
- It’s naturally sweetened! If you’re not a big fan of overly sweet desserts these popsicles are for you. They’re naturally sweetened with honey so they are healthier than most popsicles you can purchase from the store. And since the recipe only calls for 1/4 of honey they’re are only mildly sweet.
- It’s perfect for summer! These limey popsicles are ideal for summer because they are so refreshing and you guessed it, cold. Since they are so much healthier than a lot of the alternatives, you don’t have to worry about your kiddos having more than one a day. And they’ll definitely want to because they are so delicious. And who doesn’t like cooling down on a hot summer day with an icy cold treat?
Ingredients (+ notes & substitutions)
- Coconut milk: Coconut milk is the perfect base for these popsicles because it pairs so well with lime and is nice and creamy. If you’re not a big fan of coconut flavor, fear not! The lime flavor overpowers the coconut so you can hardly taste it at all. The first time around I tried Greek yogurt but found that it was too tangy when combined with the lime. Two 13.5-ounce cans will yield enough for this recipe.
- Lime juice: Fresh lime juice is the way to go here. While the amount of lime juice each lime yields will vary depending on factors such as size and ripeness, you can generally juice about two tablespoons from a medium lime. To play it safe, I recommend purchasing 12-14 small limes, 6-7 medium limes, or 4-5 large limes. If you end up being a little short, you can make up for it by using bottled lime juice. Choose limes that feel heavy and are firm with a little bit give.
- Honey: I chose to use honey as a sweetener because it is natural. You could, however, use granulated sugar or agave if you prefer. You can sub both of these alternatives without altering the quantity.
- Lime zest: Adding a bit of lime zest boosts the bright, zesty lime flavor in these homemade popsicles.
How to make creamy lime popsicles (+ tips)
1. Place your popsicle mold on a small baking sheet or tray and set it aside. *** This recipe was written for 10 three-ounce (unfrozen) popsicles. If your mold holds more or less you will need to make adjustments accordingly.
2. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk vigorously until fully combined. For easy pouring, I highly recommend using a mixing bowl with a pour spout or a large liquid measuring cup. Alternatively, you can use a blender.
3. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze for at least four to six hours until frozen.
4. Run warm water over the popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles then remove from mold and serve frozen.
Homemade popsicles will keep for up to six months when stored in an airtight freezer-safe container in the freezer. The popsicle bags in the recommended products sections below are amazing and allow you to package the popsicles individually.
As far as sweets/desserts go, these creamy lime popsicles are pretty darn healthy. They’re prepared with four good-for-you ingredients including fresh lime juice and zest, coconut milk which is loaded with healthy fat, and honey as a natural sweetener. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
Unfortunately, honey is not keto-friendly so no they are not.
Honey is not acceptable on a vegan diet as it exploits and harms bees so no, they are not vegan friendly. However, with one small adjustment, they can be – simply swap out the honey for agave.
More summer dessert recipes you may enjoy:
- Churro Waffles with Peaches and Cream: These decadent churro waffles aren’t your average waffles. They start with a basic waffle that is deep-fried, then dusted in cinnamon sugar, and generously topped with fresh peaches and cream.
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies: Simply lovely ❤️️, these soft white chocolate raspberry cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and tart and wonderful for sharing with the special people in your life.
- Frosted Blueberry Blondies: A simple summer dessert prepared with mostly pantry staples, these blueberry blondies are frosted with cream cheese frosting and are deliciously cakey with pops of fresh, tart berries. Naturally vegetarian.
If you make these creamy coconut lime popsicles I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll ♥
- 2 3/4 cups coconut milk
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (see notes)
- 1/4 cup honey, could sub for agave syrup or granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- Place your popsicle mold on a small baking sheet or tray and set it aside.
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl, preferably with a pour spout, and whisk vigorously until fully combined.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze for at least four to six hours until frozen.
- Run warm water over popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles then remove from mold and serve frozen.
Storage: Homemade popsicles will keep for up to six months when stored in an airtight freezer-safe container in the freezer.
- While the amount of lime juice each lime yields will vary depending on factors such as size and ripeness, you can generally juice about two tablespoons from a medium lime. To play it safe, I recommend purchasing 12-14 small limes, 6-7 medium limes, or 4-5 large limes. If you end up being a little short, you can make up for it by using bottled lime juice. Choose limes that feel heavy and are firm with a little bit give.
- This recipe was written for 10 three-ounce (unfrozen) popsicles. If your mold holds more or less you will need to make adjustments accordingly.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc