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Key Lime Pie & Pineapple Strawberry Popsicles

Jul 8, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy

Hello joyous peeps!

I did a segment on the Morning Show recently sharing some tips for making summer treats healthier (vid below). I featured my pops as you can see in the photo above. They might look freezer burnt but it's because it was STEAMING hot on our balcony where we took the photo. The pops were sweating and overheating! Ha!

When I was doing research for this segment I was not surprised to see ingredients such as food dyes, artificial flavours and sugar, sugar, sugar making up the large majority of ingredients in a plethora of frozen treats in grocery stores. This is why I create recipes for you that are easy to make, from simple and whole ingredients.

This first popsicle recipe will make you salivate from the fresh lime citrus kick and remind you of your grandmother's key lime pie! I combined the best of both worlds... comfort food and health.

All my popsicle recipes are dairy-free, sugar-free, junkfood free, nothing artificial -- just pure whole goodness!

I like these pops pretty "lime-y" tasting, so hold back on the lime juice to half a lime if you like.

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Half an avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  1. Place all ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Give it a little taste test. If it needs more lime juice or honey then add a little.
  2. Pour ingredients into popsicle molds. There are many different sizes of popsicle molds. This amount filled. 2.5 popsicle molds so I tossed the remaining ingredients into another popsicle mixture. Freeze overnight.


Don't forget to pop in the wooden stick! You might want to let it get a little solid before inserting the stick so it doesn't sink to the bottom.

 Of course once you get into the swing of making these wonderful popsicles it's hard to stop! I also made some pineapple strawberry popsicles too.

Sweets + Treats
  • Pineapple Pop
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut millk
  • Strawberry Pop
  • 1/3 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  1. Place all ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Now it's time to make your popsicle.
  3. You have options!
  4. 1. Pour all strawberry or all pineapple into molds and refrigerate overnight.
  5. 2. Fill half of the popsicle mold with the strawberry mixture and freeze for 3-4 hours. Fill up remaining space in popsicle mold with pineapple mixture. Place stick into mold and freeze overnight.
  6. 3. Fill whole mold up with pineapple and then place sliced strawberries into mold. Freeze overnight.


Place the stick in after popsicle has been freezing for a couple of hours so the stick doesn't sink to the bottom.


 Have you tried my Avocado Matcha Popsicles from my book Joyous Health yet? They taste like green tea ice cream!

Have a joyous day!


Jul 8, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy
Lesley   •   July 18, 2014

These look scrumptious, Joy, and I love the incredibly short list of ingredients! Pure, natural foods but still indulgent and de-lish! Thank you!


Heather   •   July 18, 2014

These look scrumptious - but would you please figure out something like this but in chocolate? Pretty please?

Kate McDonald-Walker   •   July 19, 2014

Hi Heather, I'll pass your request along to Joy. :) Kate - Joyous Health Team

Linda   •   September 29, 2014

I tried to locate a "full-fat" coconut milk recipe. Is there one I should purchase? Or what do you suggest?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   September 30, 2014

Hi Linda, Full-fat coconut milk is the type that comes in a can (as opposed to a box) and doesn't say "light" or "lite" on the can. Kate - Joyous Health Team

Lisa Marchbanks   •   August 8, 2015

Here's the recipe that my household LOVES: Peaches and cream Popsicles 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 small can evaporated milk 1 small can sweetened condensed milk 1 - 1 1/2 cup milk of your choice (dairy, etc. - I used Silk Coconut milk) 1 - 1 1/2 cup honey greek yogurt (I use Trader Joe’s) 2+ cups of fresh fruit chopped (I used peaches and a bit of strawberries, but you can use really any fresh fruit) Makes about 12 - 16 popsicles


Farzana   •   August 14, 2016

Hi Joy! Thanks for this awesome recipe! Can you tell me what brand of Popsicle molds you use? Thanks so much! Enjoy the rest of the summer! Farzana

Heather Allen   •   August 15, 2016

Hi Farzana! Zoku makes some great popsicle molds. One thing to look for when shopping for popsicle molds, is to make sure that they are BPA free :) Heather- Joyous Health Team

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