Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles

oreo cookie popsicles

Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles are refreshing and naturally vegan frozen treats made with everybody’s favorite cookie!

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

  • 14 ounce 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.

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oreo popsicles made with coconut milk or cream

Are you ready for popsicle season?

44 Comments

  • Reply
    Alec H Myers
    July 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Hello Sue, would mind if I used one of your pictures in a project I’m currently working on?

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    Louisa
    October 3, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Hi Sue. These popsicles look awesome! In my country, they have many different sized coconut milk cans and I was wondering how much of the milk you used. Can you give measurements like cups, oz, or ml? Would appreciate your reply! :)

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      Sue
      October 3, 2016 at 9:45 am

      I just updated that, thanks Louisa. Our cans are 14 ounces.

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    Abby Foss
    July 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    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! :)

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    Liz @ Books n' Cooks
    June 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    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

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    Cassidy - Euphoric Vegan
    May 22, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Wow, these sound delicious!

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    Sarah
    May 14, 2016 at 6:40 am

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

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      Sue
      May 14, 2016 at 7:23 am

      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.

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    Sarah
    January 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    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!

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    Khadijah
    January 25, 2016 at 11:27 am

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

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    Bay
    September 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    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?

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm

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

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    Brooke
    July 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      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.

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    TheKitchenLioness
    May 2, 2015 at 5:05 am

    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

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      Sue
      May 2, 2015 at 2:48 pm

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

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    Kate
    April 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 3, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Thanks Kate — have a great weekend!

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    March 31, 2015 at 3:05 am

    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.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    March 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm

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

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    Abbe+@+This+is+How+I+Cook
    March 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm

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

  • Reply
    Thao @ In Good Flavor
    March 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      thanks Thao — I have another coconut based popsicle coming up next week.

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    grace
    March 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

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

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    Susan
    March 29, 2015 at 11:01 am

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

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    Sueli Castaldo
    March 29, 2015 at 10:12 am

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

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    Joanne Bruno
    March 29, 2015 at 5:15 am

    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.

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    Betty
    March 28, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    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. :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 29, 2015 at 7:41 am

      You’re ahead of the game :)

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    Angie@Angie's+Recipes
    March 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

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

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    March 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    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!

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    Catherine
    March 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    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

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    Bonnie
    March 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      I don’t see why not, but it will be very hard, like a Popsicle.

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    Monica
    March 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Monica, the coconut milk got rave reviews from my recipe testers (aka daughter and her boyfriend!)

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine
    March 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

    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!

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      Sue
      March 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      It’s so warm already here, Chris, I don’t think I ever put my mold away :)

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

    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.

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      Sue
      March 27, 2015 at 10:31 am

      thanks Tricia <3

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    PurpleQueen
    March 27, 2015 at 9:35 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 27, 2015 at 10:15 am

      This should work fine with all molds…you’re going to have fun, but watch out, it’s addicting!

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