Cilantro Pineapple Island Escape Pops

In Virginia, the heat’s been brutal this summer.  Don’t get me wrong; I love ice cream, but sometimes when it’s stifling, you just want an ice pop.  I had some leftover coconut milk and a fresh pineapple – this pop does not disappoint!

One note about making boozy pops – do not put more than ¼ cup of alcohol in them.  They just won’t freeze correctly.  Your stick will not stay in.  (Can you tell that I learned this from experience???)

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I searched for a regular ice pop mold without BPA and it was actually a tough task!  I was able to find this one on Amazon.  I’ve made several types of pops now and it works magnificently.

Ingredients:
Adapted from Blendtec

2 c. fresh pineapple (it really makes all the difference)
3 T. fresh cilantro leaves
2 T. lime juice
½ of a banana
2 T. maple syrup
¼ c. coconut rum, or regular rum
¾ c. coconut milk, from a can

Directions:

So easy – simply place the ingredients in the blender and puree them!  Once they are blended to your liking, pour them into the pop mold and let the pops set for 8 hours (at least) or preferably overnight.

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After a long day in the sun, these pops are the perfect escape from the summer heat.

Cheers!
-Aileen