Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops (Dairy Free, Vegan)

Wish you were somewhere tropical? These dairy free Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops will transport you there with just one bite.


Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops

Remember in May when I posted my Fajita-Spiced Shrimp Tacos with Dragon Fruit Salsa? Along with the dragon fruit were a few passion fruit to try. At first I didn’t know what they were; they reminded me of plums. As I read the label, I saw that they were passion fruit. I didn’t know that’s what they looked like! Passion fruit isn’t new to me because I’ve had the juice before, but this was my first time working with the whole fruit. Of course as it’s getting warm out, my mind went to these Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops. Popsicles are such a great way to rehydrate yourself on a hot summer afternoon without the heaviness of ice cream.


Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops

When I posted a photo online of my passion fruit, my friend Sam of The Little Ferraro Kitchen called them lilikoi, which is Hawaiian for passion fruit. As I did more research on passion fruit recipes, I realized there are different colors. There’s the dark plum kind you see in my photos with bright yellow pulp on the inside. Then there’s an orange variation that to me look like mini oranges. You can eat the seeds, which I enjoyed because of the texture. The pulp is best used in liquid form since it’s not firm enough to cut into cubes or anything.

Passion fruit has a tropical taste to it, a lot sweeter than the dragon fruit I tried. If you enjoy mangos or pineapples, then chances are you’ll enjoy passion fruit. Because of its tropical nature, I knew pairing it with coconut milk and lime would be perfect in popsicles.


Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops

If you’ve been buying limes lately, you probably noticed the price is kinda ridiculous. That’s because there is a lime shortage, thanks to weather and criminals. For these pops I used a lime I already had in my fridge, not realizing what was going on in lime world. However, lemons and even oranges will work if you need a cheaper substitution.

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Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Pops
 
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Serves: Roughly 6 pops
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups canned coconut milk (roughly 14 ounce can)
  • 1/4 cup passion fruit juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons passion fruit seeds
Instructions
  1. In a blender, puree together the coconut milk, passion fruit juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar. Pour into popsicle molds and insert wooden sticks. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

 
Source: Adapted from Food Network
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Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce sent me passion fruit to try as part of their #FearNoFruit campaign. I was not paid nor required to write about it but wanted to share my experience. All writing and photography are my own.

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  1. OOoh, I love passion fruit! I’ll have to try these sometime this summer. Love how tropical and refreshing they sound! :)

  2. Love passion fruit in an icy pop, Carla! So refreshing for summer!

  3. Mmmm, these sound fantastic! I’ve never worked with actual passion fruit before, just had the juice. But my grocery store does carry them, I should probably correct that!

    These remind me of traveling in the Caribbean…. And the pina coladas…. Love!

  4. I love this ice pop, bravo :-)

  5. Love your passion fruit icy pop . I have two trees in my garden , my passion fruit are yellow. I do make a lot of passion juice this summer .Thank you for your recipe .

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