Colombian-Style Coconut Popsicles (Paletas de Coco)

by Erica Dinho on August 27, 2009

coconutColombian-Style Popsicles are one of my absolute favorite summer snacks. You can make paletas with just about any kind of fruit. In Colombia we use all of the beautiful fruits the country has to offer, like papaya, guanabana, maracuya, lulo, mango, mora and guayaba. I grew up eating these kinds of popsicles and they are very easy to make and absolutely delicious!

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(6 – 8 popsicles depends of your molds)

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) condensed milk
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide evenly into ice pops molds. Seal and freeze until ready, about 4 hours.
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca subbiah August 27, 2009 at 3:56 PM

oh this rocks, love coconut


2 KennyT August 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Wow, this looks so delicious! I also made some popsicles yesterday and am still worrying about whether they will turn out how/what they should be (coz I didn’t follow the recipe strictly!). But the flavour I made is not coconut, haha.


3 Oysterculture August 27, 2009 at 5:11 PM

If it was not foggy and overcast today, I’d be making this yummy sounding snacks. Wow, I love the coconut.


4 Kim August 27, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Cream and condensed milk…..yum!! I love your molds. They look so pretty!


5 Anna August 27, 2009 at 8:27 PM

I have something similar, but I always make fruit popsicles, but this recipe sounds delicious, and very pretty.


6 Erica August 27, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting!


7 Janice August 27, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Thanks for the recipe, I’ll add this to my frozen treats recipe. I can’t wait to try it out, need to get some popsicle molds first.


8 Danielle August 27, 2009 at 10:35 PM

omg! so easy? YUM! in this heat….that would soooo hit the spot!


9 theungourmet August 28, 2009 at 1:58 AM

This is my kind of popsicle! I love coconut milk this way!


10 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie August 28, 2009 at 6:52 AM

Coconut popsicles sound awesome, so refreshing! Have to make it for my daughter for sure!


11 Joan Nova August 28, 2009 at 7:27 AM

Fun idea – I’d like to see it again if you could figure a way to lighten it up. (less calories)


12 nora@ffr August 28, 2009 at 12:56 PM

hehe vat a greta idea!! this coconut popsi sound wonderful! :)


13 velva August 28, 2009 at 10:06 PM

I have never made these frozen pops with tropical fruits. This looks like an ideal way to kick back on a porch on warm summer evening and just enjoy these delicious pops.


14 Soma August 30, 2009 at 2:29 PM

what a gorgeous picture & a fabulous summer treat!


15 Pocky August 30, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Brilliant!!! I just need to go make freezer space now. :)


16 Angelia McGowan August 30, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Those look so good, my son would love them, I have to try it, looks easy!


17 Erica September 4, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Thank you all for the comments!!!


18 Kenny February 22, 2010 at 3:54 AM

A Winning Recipe !!! Im addicted to these things, :P


19 Ellen April 27, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Is it sweet or unsweet condensed milk in this recipe?



20 Erica April 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM



21 Heather @girlichef August 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Coconut paletas are hands-down in my top 5 fave kinds. These sound delicious! Thanks so much for bringing all of your paletas over to share with The Summer of the Popsicle, Erica :)


22 Diana Cote April 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Erica, have you ever tried paletas de queso? if so would you consider doing a recipe for those. I loved them when I was younger. :)


23 Russell March 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Man, these take me back. My grandmother would make these when we’d visit her in Colombia.


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