Prickly Pear Pineapple Popsicles

A delicious, plant-based popsicle made from fresh fruit and coconut milk. These three ingredient prickly pear pineapple popsicles help you enjoy the last of summer sunshine and produce to the fullest.

Back home in America, we have ice cream trucks in the summer. Here in Tunisia, we have prickly pears.

 

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Although summer is coming to an end (I’m still holding on), it is still prickly pear season. Instead of the nostalgic ice cream truck sound, a merchant walks down our street each day offering “Hindi” and announcing it loudly.

When Payton and Pj hear the familiar voice, they are so excited you would think it was indeed the ice cream man. They run outside with a large bowl. He carries the prickly pears on a cart with wheels, and using a knife and bucket of water, he peels the prickly pears, leaving just the fruit. We can’t help but sit together and enjoy a few immediately.

They are incredibly juicy and refreshing on their own, but since we buy so many – I enjoy making ice cream (or sorbet) or popsicles out of them. I mixed them with pineapple and just a touch of coconut cream for a rich, creamy popsicle. Just three ingredients. The fruits have such a beautiful flavor together. This type of recipe hardly requires me to write it out, but I’d like to any as a tribute to our last summer in Tunisia.

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Simple ingredients in this popsicle recipe

All we used in this popsicle recipe is fresh prickly pear, pineapple, and a little coconut milk. The pineapple flavor is dominant and they have a nice, creamy consistency. All you need is some produce, a blender, and a popsicle mold to make these happen. We love our stainless steel popsicle mold and use it regularly.

If you haven’t heard of or tried prickly pear, you’re in for a treat. Prickly pear is fruit belonging to the cactus family that possesses a wide range of benefits. Please note the skin is indeed prickly. Take caution when preparing the fruit. You can use this information on how to prepare them if you have whole prickly pear fruit with the skin on and in tact.

Why you will love this recipe:

Prickly pear is rich in many nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. These make it a wonderful and healthy addition to your diet when they are in season. Vitamin C in one cup of prickly pear constitutes 35% of our daily value intake, whereas magnesium constitutes 32% of the DV. It is also rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are healthy forms of fats that possess anti-inflammatory properties. Source.

Pineapple also has many health benefits, including antioxidants, enzymes that can ease digestion and reduce cold symptoms.

These truly are feel-good frozen treat your entire family will enjoy.

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Now onto the recipe:

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Pineapple prickly pear popsicles

5 from 4 votes
A delicious, plant-based popsicle made from fresh fruit and coconut milk. Enjoying the last of summer sunshine and produce to the fullest.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Additional Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 prickly pears peeled and cleaned
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to blender
  • Blend until mixed completely
  • Pour into popsicle molds (makes 6)
  • Freeze for at least two hours before enjoying

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g
Cuisine: Popsicles
Keyword: pineapple prickly pear, prickly pear popsicles, prickly pear recipes
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories: 86kcal
Author: sarah

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I hope this recipe works beautifully for you and is enjoyed for many years to come. Thank you so much for reading. Your visit to my site helped support a small mama run business today. If you enjoyed it, I would be so honored if you would share with your loved ones.

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  1. Hi! Wondering how much prickly pear jelly or syrup you would need for this recipe since I only have those options to use?

    Thank you!

    1. Great question Shelley! I would use all pineapple, or add some fruit with a similar texture (mango would be perfect) in place of the prickly pear entirely. Then I’d just add a small amount of syrup or jelly since the flavor in both will be so concentrated. I’d start with just a small amount, and taste until it has the flavor and sweetness you desire. This recipe is totally fool proof! 🙂