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.
delicioso juice popsicles in the colors of the Mexican flag!
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.
I use a classic popsicle mold for this fun summer treat.
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.
tips for making striped 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.
more healthy juice popsicles
- Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles
- White Peach Popsicles
- Rainbow Popsicles
- Healthy White Peach Popsicles
- Cherry Lemonade Popsicles
Cinco de Mayo is the kick off to serious barbecue and picnic season, I’m ready, how about you?
Cinco de Mayo Popsicles
The fresh flavors of strawberry, coconut and lime make up the festive stripes of these Cinco de Mayo themed popsicles.
Servings: 10 popsicles
- a popsicle mold
- juice of 4 limes
- 2-3 tsp sugar, or to taste
- a drop of green food coloring, optional
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1-2 tsp sugar to taste
- 10 large strawberries
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,
- 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.
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.
the red layer
- Whiz the strawberries in a small food processor. Add a little bit of water to make about 1 1/3 cups.
- Top off each of the molds with the strawberry mixture, and return to the freezer to finish freezing.
- 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.
Calories: 54 kcal · Carbohydrates: 3 g · Protein: 1 g · Fat: 5 g · Saturated Fat: 4 g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g · Sodium: 3 mg · Potassium: 75 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 2 g · Vitamin A: 4 IU · Vitamin C: 9 mg · Calcium: 7 mg · Iron: 1 mg
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although The View from Great Island attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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Questions and Reviews
They’re so colourful, I love them! Thanks for bringing them to us 😀
You always make the most gorgeous popsicles! I love the flavor combo here!
Do you remember Bomb Pops? These of course would taste much better, but how I loved those brightly striped popsicles! GREG
Of course – but I never got those, do you remember Bon Joy cups?
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!
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 😉
You won’t believe it, but I miss snow so much…I’ll trade you some sun for a bit of it!
Yes I am ready! These are wonderful Sue – so pretty and fresh – I need a batch in my freezer! Have a great week.
I’m really loving these Popsicle posts. Just bought a new mold at World Market. Keep them coming, Sue!
Love World Market <3
I have to dub you the Queen Of Popsickles again.
I love all of your food but you make some of the most beautiful popsicles ever! What a creative and delicious idea Sue!
Awwww thanks Toni!
These are beautiful–how exciting is popsicle weather! And I just picked up some molds at the school rummage sale!
Perfect timing 🙂