Coconut Margarita Popsicles! Tart and refreshing, this sweet, creamy treat is the best way to cool down all summer long! Keep them kid-friendly or add a little tequila for an adults-only pop!
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Is there anything better than ice cold popsicles in the sweltering heat of summer? Maybe an ice cold margarita!
You don't have to choose between the two with these sweet and creamy Coconut Margarita Popsicles! Sweet, tropical coconut and tart lime are a match made in heaven that can be enjoyed by all.
- Coconut milk. This recipe requires the canned kind. Make sure to give it a good shake to combine the fat that often separates and forms a layer at the top.
- Cream of Coconut (like Coco Lopez or Coco Real). Cream of coconut is a sweetened coconut syrup that is often used in cocktails and desserts. It is NOT the same as coconut cream, so be aware.
- Lime juice. Fresh is best. Always! For extra lime flavor, use a bit of lime zest as well.
- Agave syrup, sugar or honey. These popsicles only need a touch of sweetening since the cream of coconut contains sugar. I like to use agave syrup to give that classic margarita flavor, but you can use sugar or honey if you prefer.
- Water. Water helps to dilute the mixture a bit and also helps to harden the pops, especially if you are using tequila since alcohol can inhibit freezing.
- Optional: Silver tequila. For an adult "extra", add a splash of silver tequila.
- Also Optional: Coconut flakes. Personally, I love the flavor of coconut but I'm not a big fan of the texture, so when I make these popsicles I prefer to leave out the coconut flakes. If you like a little texture (they will be blended with the rest of the ingredients), feel free to add them to yours!
These Coconut Margarita Popsicles are quite possibly the easiest treat you'll make all summer long! Combine all the ingredients in a blender (or in a bowl if you don't feel like getting the blender dirty.)
- Blend (or whisk) the ingredients all together until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. This made just enough for six 3.25 ounce popsicles with my Zoku Mod Pops Mold, but it may vary depending on the size and shape of your molds.
- Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until fully frozen. It may take a bit longer if you choose to add tequila to your popsicles.
- To remove the popsicles from the mold, run the mold under warm water for a few seconds until the pops loosen and gently pull them out.
Get creative! You can use small paper cups or plastic cups, empty yogurt cups, or even make loaf pan popsicles.
This recipe contains ¼ of tequila for all 6 popsicles -- that comes out to less than a tablespoon of alcohol per popsicle. If you are particularly sensitive to alcohol or are serving these to minors, simply omit the tequila.
While you could definitely add more tequila to the mixture, the lower freezing point of alcohol will make it difficult for the pops to fully freeze and they may remain soft or slushy. If you'd like to pack a bit more of a boozy punch, try using your margarita popsicles as the "ice cube" for an actual margarita!
More Popsicles & Frozen Treat Recipes
Need more ways to cool down this summer? Try out these other popsicles and frozen treats!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops
- Pina Colada Popsicles
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Pops
- Easy No-Churn Orange Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Strawberry Sherbet
Coconut Margarita Popsicles
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ½ cup Cream of Coconut NOT coconut cream, see above
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup or sugar, or honey
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup silver tequila optional
- ¼ cup shredded coconut flakes
- Place all ingredients in a blender (or in a bowl).
- Blend until smooth. (Or whisk by hand until fully combined.)
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Place in freezer for 3-4 hours or until frozen solid. (See notes.)
- Carefully remove popsicles from mold once fully frozen.
- Adding tequila to popsicles may extend the freeze time by an hour or two as alcohol can inhibit freezing.