Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

strawberry, lime and coconut Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

fresh and healthy Cinco de Mayo popsicles

The fresh flavors of strawberry, coconut and lime make up the festive stripes of these Cinco de Mayo themed popsicles.  They’ll put a smile on everybody’s face and they aren’t at all difficult to make.  A lime agua fresca forms the green stripe of the Mexican ‘flag’, a sweetened coconut milk represents the white, and a strawberry puree supplies the bright red.

strawberry, lime and coconut Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

If you don’t have a popsicle mold, you can go the ‘low tech’ route and make these pops in paper cups.  Everybody can unpeel their own popsicle when they’re ready to eat.

healthy Cinco de Mayo popsicles

For crisp stripes, make sure each layer is solidly frozen before pouring in the next.  Be sure to clean up any frozen drips that fall on the inside of the mold as you pour in each layer.  If i were doing these pops over, I think I would put the strawberry layer down first, because the strawberry has a tendency to smear a little bit over the white layer as you remove it from the mold.  This won’t happen if you put the strawberry at the bottom.

strawberry, coconut and lime popsicles

Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

Yield: makes 10 popsicles, depending on the capacity of your popsicle mold

Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

Ingredients

    lime stripe
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 2-3 tsp sugar, to taste
  • a drop of green food coloring (optional)
    coconut stripe
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1-2 tsp sugar to taste
    strawberry stripe
  • about 10 large strawberries

Instructions

  1. To make the green layer, place the lime juice in a glass measuring cup. Stir in the sugar to dissolve, and then add enough water to make 1 cup. Taste it to make sure you have got a good balance of sweet and sour, and adjust if necessary,
  2. pour the lime juice about 1/3 of the way up into each of 10 popsicle molds. Freeze the molds until the layer is almost frozen solid, then remove and place a stick into each mold, anchoring it into the lime layer. Return the mold to the freezer and freeze until completely solid.
  3. To make the white layer, whisk together the coconut milk and the sugar until smooth. Pour the coconut milk into each popsicle mold, filling it another 1/3 of the way. Return the mold to the freezer and freeze until completely solid, about 2 hours.
  4. For the last layer, whiz the strawberries in a small food processor. Add a little bit of water to make about 1 1/3 cups.
  5. Top off each of the molds with the strawberry mixture, and return to the freezer to finish freezing.
  6. When ready to eat, unmold the pops by filling your sink with hot tap water and immersing the mold up to, but not over, the top lip for about 15 seconds. Remove the popsicles and eat immediately, or wrap in waxed paper and place in freezer baggies to store for later.
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closeup Cinco de Mayo fruit popsicle

Cinco de Mayo is the kick off to serious barbecue and picnic season, I’m ready, how about you?

colorful and healthy Cinco de Mayo popsicles

 

22 Comments

  • Reply
    Susan
    April 15, 2015 at 7:06 am

    They are beautiful, Sue! Thanks for the tip on the strawberry layer too.

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    Monica
    April 15, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Clearly, you are the popsicle guru! These look so incredibly vibrant and beautiful! These would steal the show against any cake or tart.

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

      Thanks Monica, I can’t help myself, they’re addicting!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    April 13, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    These are such pretty pops and just perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

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    Carol+at+Wild+Goose+Mama
    April 13, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Gorgeous popsicle! What a clever idea. Eating a popsicle is waaaay less calories than chowing down on a big bowl of ice cream too.

    I don’t normally talk about ME, but please make note of the slight name change from Wild Goose Tea. New web design too—whoopee. Adding some new features along the way also.

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    April 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    These Popsicles are just FANTASTIC! Such perfect color! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks so much Trish!!

  • Reply
    Natalie @ Life Made Simple
    April 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    You always make the most gorgeous popsicles! I love the flavor combo here!

  • Reply
    Lily Lau
    April 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    They’re so colourful, I love them! Thanks for bringing them to us :D

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    Sippitysup
    April 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Do you remember Bomb Pops? These of course would taste much better, but how I loved those brightly striped popsicles! GREG

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Of course – but I never got those, do you remember Bon Joy cups?

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    Abbe+@+This+is+How+I+Cook
    April 12, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    You need to write a book about popsicles. They are always so gorgeous. What would happen if you added a splash of tequila to this? Would they freeze as well? And congrats again on your husband!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    April 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful! You’re killing me with these cool treats. We still have snow on the ground. BUT … it will eventually melt and I’ll be making these FOR SURE ;)

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      You won’t believe it, but I miss snow so much…I’ll trade you some sun for a bit of it!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    April 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Yes I am ready! These are wonderful Sue – so pretty and fresh – I need a batch in my freezer! Have a great week.

  • Reply
    Monique
    April 12, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I have to dub you the Queen Of Popsickles again.
    So pretty!

  • Reply
    Nancie
    April 12, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I’m really loving these Popsicle posts. Just bought a new mold at World Market. Keep them coming, Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Love World Market <3

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    April 12, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I love all of your food but you make some of the most beautiful popsicles ever! What a creative and delicious idea Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Awwww thanks Toni!

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    I Wilkerson
    April 12, 2015 at 7:25 am

    These are beautiful–how exciting is popsicle weather! And I just picked up some molds at the school rummage sale!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 12, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Perfect timing :)

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