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Lime in the Coconut Popsicles (Paleo or Vegan)

Lime in the Coconut Popsicles – These creamy coconut lime popsicles are such a tasty paleo or vegan treat! Just 3 ingredients and naturally sweetened, these are creamy, dreamy & delicious. Yum!

Paleo or Vegan Coconut Lime Popsicles - Dairy free, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! The perfect healthy popsicle recipe.
You put the lime in the coconut and shake it all up…

You’re welcome/I’m sorry for getting that song in your head.

What else could one possibly name a coconut lime popsicle? I practically had no choice. Still friends? Lovely.

An interesting part of working on trying new foods with two tiny people with NOT-tiny opinions is seeing what goes over well and what doesn’t. Milo, for instance, hates most carb-y things. I don’t understand this at all. He doesn’t like pasta, potatoes, or rice. Sophie, on the other hand, LOVES carbs and struggles more with protein or fat-containing foods. It makes meals and snacks pretty tricky sometimes!

We stick to a basic formula at meal times (try to have at least one thing each child likes on the table so no one goes completely hungry), and then gently encourage them to try new foods. It’s rare that something is just flat out successful with both children on the first try at dinnertime, but I’ve found that snack time can be a great opportunity to set them up for success. Especially if that snack is a homemade coconut lime popsicle!

Lime in the Coconut Popsicles - These coconut lime popsicles are paleo or vegan, and completely amazing! Creamy, dreamy, delicious!
Smoothies, banana ice creams, and popsicles almost always go over well at our house. It’s a great chance to get in some extra fruits or veggies, or some healthy fats or protein. Whatever it is we need!

These coconut lime popsicles are creamy, dreamy, and delicious. We use full-fat coconut milk (yay healthy fats!), lime juice, and honey or agave to make these awesome popsicles. The flavor develops as they freeze, so if you taste the smoothie mixture and it seems a bit flat, just wait. The lime will diffuse throughout the coconut milk and the end result is delicious. Not overly sweet, but really delicious and creamy just the same.

I love the texture of these. They feel so dreamy and decadent! They’re one of my favorite ways to cool off on a hot day, and they’re a snack I can feel good about any time.

Paleo or Vegan Coconut Lime Popsicles - Dairy free, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! The perfect healthy popsicle recipe.

A Few Notes on These Coconut Lime Popsicles:

  1. Any popsicle mold will work for this recipe, but this popsicle mold is the one I use and recommend most. It has a lid that holds the popsicle sticks in place, and that’s been really handy for us. If you don’t have a popsicle mold, you can pour the mixture into paper cups, freeze for 30-45 minutes, then poke the popsicle sticks into each cup and continue freezing till solid.
  2. You can control the amount of lime that goes into the recipe. These are a nice blend of coconut and lime flavors. If you want yours more lime-y, you can add the juice of 2 limes instead of 1 (about 3-4 Tbsp vs 1-2 Tbsp).
  3. Also, note that sometimes the lime zest will settle at the bottom of the popsicle mold if you haven’t blended it much, which means the first bite of popsicle might be a bit lime zest-heavy. This hasn’t bothered me or my kids, but I’ve found that a cycle through the blender does the job for us.
  4. Protein boost? If you like, you add 1 scoop collagen protein to these (for paleo, not vegan) along with the other ingredients in the blender. It’ll blend right in!
  5. Getting them out of the mold. If you’re new to making your own popsicles, you’ll want to run the outside of the popsicle mold under water for a few seconds to loosen the popsicle from the mold. Then, using a side-to-side motion, you’ll be able to pull it right out. Be sure you’ve frozen them at least 3 hours so they’re solid first!

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Paleo or Vegan Coconut Lime Popsicles - Dairy free, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! The perfect healthy popsicle recipe.

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Paleo or Vegan Coconut Lime Popsicles - Dairy free, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! The perfect healthy popsicle recipe.

Coconut Lime Popsicles (aka Lime in the Coconut Popsicles)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups (about 6-7 popsicles) 1x

Description

To make these look extra pretty, add a little fresh lime zest to the outside right before serving (like I did in the photos). 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 (13oz) can full-fat coconut milk
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 34 Tbsp honey or agave

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth. This won’t seem to take long, but the longer you process, the finer the zest will become and the less likely you’ll be to end up with all the zest sinking to the bottom of the popsicle mold.
  2. Taste and add additional honey or lime as desired. (Note that the flavor will develop as they freeze.)
  3. Pour mixture into your popsicle mold and insert sticks. (See notes for more tips)
  4. Freeze at least 3 hours or until completely solid.

Notes

You can control the amount of lime that goes into the recipe. If you want these extra lime-y, you can add the juice of 2 limes instead of just 1. It’ll come through a bit more!

Also, note that sometimes the lime zest will settle at the bottom of the popsicle mold if you haven’t blended it much, which means the first bite of popsicle might be a bit lime zest-heavy. This hasn’t bothered me or my kids, but I’ve found that a cycle through the blender does the job for us.

Protein boost? If you like, you add 1 scoop collagen protein to these (for paleo, not vegan) along with the other ingredients in the blender. It’ll blend right in!

Getting them out of the mold. If you’re new to making your own popsicles, you’ll want to run the outside of the popsicle mold under water for a few seconds to loosen the popsicle from the mold. Then, using a side-to-side motion, you’ll be able to pull it right out. Be sure you’ve frozen them at least 3 hours so they’re solid first!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: dessert, popsicles, ice pops
  • Method: freezer, no-cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: popsicle, ice pops, coconut, lime, coconut lime popsicle

Paleo or Vegan Coconut Lime Popsicles - Dairy free, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! The perfect healthy popsicle recipe.

Post updated May 2018. Originally posted June 2015

43 Comments

  1. I made these a couple of days ago and the lime and coconut separated. I used full fat, canned coconut milk from Trader Joes. I let the blender run for over a minute. I wonder if the brand of coconut milk makes a difference?

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that happened. I don’t know if I’ve used TJ’s coconut milk in these before. I know I’ve made them with Thai Kitchen, Arroy-D, and Sprouts brand.

      Again, so sorry that happened!

  2. Made these over the weekend. Followed the recipe to a T. My boyfriend and I were eager to try them and when we opened them they were like pudding. Froze over night too. So disapppointing!

  3. These were yummy! Thanks!
    For everyone who had curdling issues, the problem is the brands of milk that don’t contain stabilizers. I added a pinch of xanthan gum and it took care of the issue!

  4. So looking forward to trying this recipe!! Thank you. On a side note… where did you get your black and white speckled plates?!

    1. Carley – They were actually an H&M find from a few years ago! I don’t see them on their website right now, but they often have fun, inexpensive dishes there!

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