cookies and cream popsicles made with coconut cream

Popsicle season is a little like swimsuit season…you’ve got to get started thinking about it early, and it takes some serious prep.  You’ve got to locate last year’s popsicle mold, haul it out and dust it off.  Maybe you’ll want to invest in a cute new shape…and you’ll definitely need a fresh supply of sticks.  You’ve got to start thinking about flavors, too, because if you’ve forgotten, hot weather has a tendency to pounce on us out of nowhere.  You never know when it will hit, so be ready with a freezer full of these refreshing, creamy, and dreamy Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles.

oreo cookie popsicles

I’m already well into popsicle season, behind the scenes.  I’ve been experimenting with coconut milk as a base.  I like it because it has a nice refreshing flavor, and a creamy consistency.  I think it works perfectly with Oreos.  The flavor seems to echo the flavor of the creme filling in the cookie.

oreo cookies and cococnut cream make a rich but healthy pop

One of the nice things about coconut milk and cream is that while it freezes hard, it doesn’t get icy like milk, yogurt, or juice based pops do, so if you like your frozen treats creamy, this is one to try.   And coconut milk has been proven to contain a healthy type of fat, so you can feel good about eating it or giving it to your kids.

refreshing cookies and coconut cream popsicles

I loaded a whole cookie at the bottom of each popsicle, and blended the coconut milk with crushed cookies.  It not only looks pretty, it’s super yummy.  You can use coconut milk OR coconut cream for this recipe.  Coconut cream is thicker, and contains less water.  I’d say they are interchangeable for this pop.

Cookies and Coconut Milk Popsicles

Yield: makes 5-6 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk (you can also use coconut cream)
  • approximately 15 Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Shake the can of coconut milk well. Pour it into a small mixing bowl and add the vanilla.
  2. Take 6-8 cookies and crush them. You can do this by putting them in a small food processor, or into a baggie and then using a rolling pin to roll over it and crush the cookies. They don't have to be completely crushed, you can leave as much texture in as you like.
  3. Fold the crushed cookies into the coconut milk, don't mix too much, just fold.
  4. Spoon a small amount of the mixture into the bottom of 5 popsicle molds.
  5. Insert a whole cookie into each of the molds. Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the molds, the stick will fit right into the filling of the cookie and stand by itself.
  6. Fill the molds with the rest of the cookies and cream mixture.
  7. Freeze until solid. This will take several hours.
  8. To remove the popsicles, fill your sink with hot water, and immerse the mold up to, but not over the top lip and hold for 15 seconds. Remove from the water and then gently remove the popsicles.
  9. To store for later, wrap each popsicle well with waxed paper, and then put in freezer baggies.

Notes

I think the crushed cookies make the popsicle sweet enough without added sugar, but if you like a sweeter popsicle, you can add some honey or sugar to taste.

http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/cookies-and-coconut-cream-popsicles/

oreo popsicles made with coconut milk or cream

Are you ready for popsicle season?

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40 Responses to Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles

  1. Abby Foss says:

    This one is absolutely sweet and refreshing! Used cream and can’t believe how well the coconut taste worked with the Oreos! Love this recipe!

    I featured your recipe in our ultimate popsicle collection article, by the way! So our readers can enjoy them as well! :)

  2. Love these popsicles! And I completely agree – the coconut milk gives it a nice creamy texture instead of the icy texture I find in so many cow’s milk or yougurt-based recipes

  3. Wow, these sound delicious!

  4. Sarah says:

    Hi! Can I use evaporated milk instead of coconut milk?

    • Sue says:

      I haven’t tried that but I don’t think it would be great, Sarah. You could try, but I don’t recommend it because evaporated milk doesn’t taste very good on its own.

  5. Sarah says:

    Hi! These popsicles look delicious and I’m planning to make them very soon. However, I was wondering: Is there any way I could substitute the coconut milk with something else? I myself love coconut, but my fiance is the opposite. I want to give him an alternative that’s just as creamy and tasty. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  6. Khadijah says:

    Where do you buy your Popsicle molds from? I love the shape and the recipes

  7. Bay says:

    These looks so delicious. I used coconut milk but it wasn’t creamy at all. Instead it was an icy texture popsicle. Why is that? What am I doing wrong?

    • Sue says:

      For a creamier texture you could use coconut cream, Bay. Also full fat coconut milk will be slightly creamier than the light versions.

  8. Brooke says:

    These are awesome! I must try. Where do you get your popsicle molds?

    • Sue says:

      Amazon has a great selection, Brooke. A lot of the brick and mortar stores run out of them early in the season. Sometimes Cost Plus/World Market carries them.

  9. TheKitchenLioness says:

    Dear Sue, these are incredible looking popsicle – i have never seen any like it before! What a fabulous idea for a summer treat – I was wondering how you got the layered look, I just could not figure it out when I saw the pictures. You placed a cookie at the bottom of each mold and stuck the wooden popsicle stick into the cookie?! I admit, I would never come up with ideas like that – you are right, I need new popsicle molds. I like the classic look that yours have and will put them on my wish list. The kids would love these!
    Another wonderful recipe – thanks for the inspiration,
    Andrea

    • Sue says:

      Thanks for your nice words, Andrea, and yes, I just stuck the cookie into the mold first, and anchored the stick in it!

  10. Kate says:

    Oh my gosh! How awesome are these? And dairy free too! Love it!

  11. Yes, Yes, yes. . .so ready for popsicle season because this means that the warmer weather is finally upon us. The winter has been especially hard in Boston this year. These popsicles would be the perfect way to bid that yucky weather adieu.

  12. I so agree, coconut milk makes the best creamy pops. These are just what I need on a hot afternoon by the pool!

  13. I’ll be honest here, Sue. What doesn’t work with Oreos? Seriously though-these are incredible popsicles!

  14. I have to make this!! It is such a great idea to use canned coconut milk/cream.

  15. grace says:

    uh…this trumps cookies and cream in every way! outstanding (and very picturesque) creation!

  16. Susan says:

    Great idea! My grandsons have recently ‘discovered’ Oreo cookies so I must make these for them when the weather turns a little warmer here ;)

  17. Sueli Castaldo says:

    Maravilhosos!!!!!!!Deliciosos!!!!!!!

  18. Joanne Bruno says:

    You are on your frozen treat GAME. And I haven’t even started thinking about it yet! I really should start brainstorming and list making….though I think I need to make these first. I suspect they’ll be the perfect muse.

  19. Betty says:

    I love that these are made with coconut milk- I always have it on hand! These look very tasty, and I’ve already located my popsicle molds. :)

  20. What a fantastic idea! Saving this for the summer season.

  21. I really need to invest in a popsicle mold! Loving the whole cookie in these :)

  22. Girl, you are the Popsicle Queen! I love coconut milk popsicles and ice cream. Oh joy, rapture. Definitely pinning these babies to share. :) Thank you for gearing us up for summer with these beautiful pops!

  23. Catherine says:

    Dear Sue, this is right up my alley. I love homemade ice cream. The coconut milk/cream is a wonderful and delicious idea. Pinning to try. xo, Catherine

  24. Bonnie says:

    Looks amazing, can I make, not as a Popsicle but still as an individual portion, perhaps in a muffin tin (silicon)? Thanks

  25. Monica says:

    This is so creative! Love the use of the coconut milk and what a great presentation with the cookie inside. Fun and delicious!

  26. I just saw my popsicle mold as I was looking in my cookie cutter box yesterday but the season seemed so far off. Now you’ve got me wanting to pull that box out again! These are, hands down, the most fun popsicles I’ve ever seen! Pinning!

  27. You are amazing Sue! I was just thinking about your Popsicles and wondered when we would see another fantastic recipe! You must do a cookbook filled with your creative and beautiful pops and I’ll need an autographed copy please. Who wouldn’t just love this!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  28. PurpleQueen says:

    Oh boy these look so yummy! I bought popsicle molds last summer and never got around to opening the package. I ordered them from Amazon, they are made of silicone, (I think) and have the stick included, will they work for this recipe? I would love to make them.

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