These spiced berry and coconut popsicles are perfect for any hot summer day, providing just a little spiciness with a ton of sweet, fruity flavor. The battle between hot and cold seriously wakens the tastebuds. They are totally refreshing, fun to eat, and totally dairy-free.
Best of all with this family-pleasing treat, it’s a simple recipe and it takes little time at all to make with minimum freezing time. So if the ingredients are around, you can be enjoying these popsicles the same day they come to mind. And if you don’t have popsicle molds, do as we do – use paper cups as a mold. It’s particularly fun for kids.
Cayenne pepper is the heat source here, and we only use a small amount. You can increase that for a little more spiciness. Of course, you can really ramp up the heat and add some crushed fresh chili pepper to the berry mixture. A fresh habanero would certainly do the job for those that like things extra-hot. It has a nice sweetness that complements the berries.
We use coconut cream instead of coconut milk in this recipe – it provides a creamier taste. And it freezes much better than coconut milk. If you want to get more coconut flavor, try adding in shredded coconut. It also provides a fun twist to the texture.
Looking for sugar-free? You can enjoy spiced berry and coconut pops without the addition of a sweetener — just omit the sugar from the ingredients. Or, if you are looking for a more decadent option, try coating them with melted chocolate after freezing.
See these coconut pops being made:
Like this recipe? You’ll love these too:
- Jalapeño And Lemon Popsicles: On the opposite side of the flavor scale – these tasty summer treats are sweet, citrusy tart, and fiery.
- Habanero Orange Sorbet: A step-up in heat and chock-full of flavor.
- Spicy Candied Citrus Fruit: Looking for a fun spicy topper for ice cream or other desserts? These are tops.
Spiced Berry And Coconut Popsicles
- Small disposable coffee cups
- Popsicle sticks
- Place a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the water and sugar to the pan and simmer for 3 minutes.
- Add the frozen berries and simmer for 1 minute, stirring often to coat.
- Add the cayenne pepper and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cook for another 2 minutes then remove the pan from the heat.
- Add 2 heaped tablespoons of the berry mixture to the bottom of the cups.
- Pour the coconut cream over the berries, up to the top of each cup.
- Carefully stick the popsicle sticks into the center of each cup.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours and enjoy!