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Now that we’ve moved into our new home, Kyle and I finally have a backyard for entertaining, and we’re taking advantage of it to the fullest. It’s the perfect space, aside from the fact that we don’t have a pool. We’re from Florida, where everyone has a pool, so it’s a bit of an adjustment. It’s been freakishly hot in Columbia this weekend, so instead of heading to a crowded community pool, I thought it’d be fun to make some boozy popsicles with Malibu Rum and hang out on our patio with some friends instead! I love coconuts– and I love lime, so I combined all three (coconuts, lime, and rum) to make these creamy coconut milk popsicles. They’re ultra refreshing and can be made with or without the rum (for kids). Keep reading for the full recipe and shareable recipe card!
Boozy Coconut Lime Popsicles
Here’s everything you’ll need to make these absolutely delish boozy coconut milk popsicles:
- 8 popsicles molds
- 1.5 13.5oz cans full-fat coconut milk (equivalent to 20 ounces or 2.5 cups of coconut milk)
- 1 cup all-natural limeade, such as Simply Limeaid
- 1 cup Malibu Rum (hot tip: give your popsicles an extra lime twist with Malibu Lime!)
- 4 tsp lime zest (roughly equivalent to the zest of 2 limes)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp honey
Substitutions and Additions
I may be biased, but I think these coconut lime popsicles are pretty close to perfect. Still, if you’re looking to add a little something extra to the recipe, here are a few substitutions/additions to test out–
- Malibu Lime Rum– Give your popsicles an extra lime twist by subbing out regular Malibu rum for Malibu Lime rum!
- Shredded coconut flakes– If you prefer your popsicles with a bit more texture, add in 1/2 cup (or more) of sweetened shredded coconut flakes to the mixture after blending but before freezing. To cut down on sugar a bit, use unsweetened shredded coconut flakes or fresh coconut meat instead.
Boozy Coconut Lime Popsicles Recipe
First thing’s first– if you’re wondering “Does Malibu rum freeze?”, the answer is yes. Yes, it does. Assuming you find the right mixer (has to be something thicker like pureed frozen fruit or, in our case, coconut milk), wine and liquor will freeze! If these coconut milk popsicles aren’t enough to prove it to you, check out these boozy bellini popsicles (made with champagne) instead!
Anyways, moving on. To start, combine the coconut milk, limeade, rum, lime zest, maple syrup, and honey in a blender until fully mixed. Like any coconut milk popsicles, you’ll know the mixture is blended enough when it looks like melted ice cream.
Next, pour the mixture into 6-8 popsicles molds (I used these). Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours, although overnight is best! Once they’re fully frozen, carefully remove from molds. If you have trouble getting the popsicles out, dip the tip of each mold in warm water for a few seconds and try again. It works like a charm and won’t damage the popsicles!
Also, just a tip– if you don’t have plastic popsicle tops (or if you prefer to use regular natural wood popsicle sticks for aesthetic reasons), you can cover the molds with tin foil, cut a thin slice in the center, and use it to keep the popsicle sticks upright and in place. Another solution is to freeze the molds (without sticks) for an hour and then insert the stick once the mixture’s hardened a bit.
Finally, serve and enjoy responsibly! I like to serve mine over ice (to keep them cool) or upside down in cocktail glasses to avoid sticky melted messes.
These boozy coconut lime popsicles are to die for, you guys! Random Side Note: Did you spot Nala behind us on the couch? I’m not going to say she has attachment issues, but she rarely ever leaves my side. Either that or she just wanted a lick of my popsicle.
We love our friends, but absolutely no summer experience would be complete without our two precious pups. Wherever we go, they go!
How to Store Boozy Popsicles
Homemade popsicles, whether boozy or not, are probably the most freezer-friendly treats out there. Here are two of my favorite ways to safely store these boozy popsicles for up to six weeks (and arguably much longer, depending on how you feel about freezer burn)–
Airtight container or freezer bag– To keep your homemade boozy popsicles fresh and free of freezer burn, store them in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag for up to six weeks. To make sure they don’t stick together during storage, lay them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refreeze them for 20-30 minutes. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag.
Plastic wrap– If you don’t have time to re-freeze each popsicles before transferring to a freezer-safe container, you can cover each popsicle in plastic wrap to avoid them sticking together. Once they’re individually wrapped, transfer to a freezer bag and store for up six weeks.
- 2 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk (equivalent to 20oz or 1 1/2 13.5oz cans)
- 1 cup all-natural limeade
- 1 cup Malibu Rum
- 4 tsp lime zest (equivalent to zest of 2 fresh limes)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp honey
- Combine full-fat coconut milk, limeaid, Malibu rum, lime zest, maple syrup, and honey in a blender. Blend until smooth and fully mixed.
- Pour mixture into 8 popsicles molds and insert a popsicle stick into each mold. Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight for best results.
- Once popsicles are fully frozen, carefully remove them from their molds.
- Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly!
Please note that the number of popsicles this recipe yields depends on the size of your popsicle molds.
Popsicle-Making Tips and Tricks
- Creating popsicle tops- If you don’t have plastic popsicle tops (or if you prefer to use regular natural wood popsicle sticks for aesthetic reasons), you can cover the molds with tin foil, cut a thin slice in the center, and use it to keep the popsicle sticks upright and in place. Another solution is to freeze the molds (without sticks) for an hour and then insert the stick once the mixture’s hardened a bit.
- Removing popsicles from molds- If you have trouble getting the popsicles out of their molds, dip the tip of each mold in warm water for a few seconds and try again. It works like a charm and won’t damage the popsicles.
- Avoiding melted popsicle messes- To avoid sticky messes, I recommend serving your boozy coconut lime popsicles over ice (to keep them cool) or upside down in cocktail glasses to catch any (delicious) melted coconut sludge.
- Malibu Lime Rum- Give your popsicles an extra lime twist with all new Malibu Lime rum!
- Shredded coconut flakes- If you prefer your popsicles with a bit more texture, add in 1/2 cup (or more) of sweetened shredded coconut flakes to the mixture after blending but before freezing. To keep the recipe truly paleo-friendly, use unsweetened shredded coconut flakes or fresh coconut meat instead.
- Airtight container or freezer bag- To keep your homemade boozy popsicles fresh and free of freezer burn, store them in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag for up to six weeks. To make sure they don't meld together in a giant ice ball while storing, lay them on a parchment-lined plate or baking sheet and refreeze them for 20-30 minutes before transferring to an airtight container or freezer bag.
- Plastic wrap- If you don't have time to re-freeze each popsicles before transferring to a freezer-safe container, you can cover each popsicle in plastic wrap to avoid them sticking together. Once they're individually wrapped, transfer to a freezer bag and store for up six weeks.
Nutrition InformationYield 8Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 132Total Fat 3.5gSaturated Fat 3.1gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 8.5gFiber .1gSugar 7.8gProtein .3g
Nutritional information isn't always accurate and can vary based on a number of factors, including but not limited to discrepancies among brands, precision of measurements, and freshness of ingredients.
More Frozen Cocktail Recipes to Try
Y’all… the sky’s the limit when it comes to both homemade popsicle recipes and frozen cocktail recipes. If you want to make them boozy, all you need is some wine or liquor and real fruit, preferably frozen but juice works, too. That’s the “secret sauce” for pretty much all alcoholic popsicles. Here are a few of my other favorite easy alcoholic popsicle recipes–
- Bellini Popsicles– Made with real peaches and extra dry Champagne, these bellini popsicles are a fun and fruity hybrid between bellini cocktails and refreshing ice pops. Plus, you can serve them over ice (the traditional way) or upside down in red wine glasses!
- Strawberry Frosé– Made with dry rosé wine and fresh strawberries, this refreshing pink cocktail is perfect for spring and summer parties. It can be made up to a week in advance, too! Just make sure you budget enough time for the wine and strawberry frose mixture to freeze. The rest of the recipe takes less than 15 minutes!
- Homemade Blueberry Basil Popsicles– Okay, so these aren’t alcoholic, but you can make them alcoholic by subbing in white rum for water! I also recommend switching the basil for mint. These popsicles basically turn into an icy blueberry mojitos, and they’re delicious!
If you tried these boozy coconut milk popsicles for yourself, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you had any trouble. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help! Also, if you loved this recipe and want to try more frozen alcoholic popsicles, check out these boozy bellini popsicles, as well!
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