Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

by Erica Dinho on August 19, 2013

Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

Let me begin by telling you that these Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles) are, by far, the best popsicles (paletas) that I’ve ever made! It’s also among my easiest recipes, consisting of just two ingredients, and requiring very little effort.

I have a passion for Dulce de Leche or Arequipe and I can actually spoon my way through an entire jar, not all in one sitting, but still… If you’re not familiar with Dulce de Leche, check in the Latin aisle of your local grocery store, and you’ll probably find it there. And when you do, grab a couple of jars from the shelf, take them home (pay first), spread one or two tablespoons on a saltine cracker, and tell me what you think!

Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

Dulce de Leche or Arequipe is one of the best culinary creations, a simple mixture of milk and sugar that almost defies words.

Dulce de leche is basically made by simmering whole milk and sugar for several hours while stirring the mixture often and the result is a decadent, smooth, sweet, and thick syrup with a beautiful golden color!

Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

Last week, while eating Arequipe or Dulce de Leche with a spoon from the jar, I became inspired to make this Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicle recipe. These popsicles were absolutely yummy and had a strong Dulce de Leche flavor without over powering the coconut milk flavor. The combination of Dulce de Leche and coconut milk is sinfully good!

I hope you enjoy making and eating these Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles as much as I did. Buen provecho!



(6 – 8 popsicles, depending on your molds)

Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)


  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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanne August 20, 2013 at 7:55 AM

I’m not sure there could be a more magical popsicle flavor combo!! Dulce de leche and coconut…can’t get any better than that!


2 Belinda @zomppa August 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I’m with you – I think we’d be fighting for the jar to lick!


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Dulce de leche and coconut…a heavenly combo!


4 Alan Bowman August 21, 2013 at 5:49 AM

Way way too sweet for me and five steps towards a heart attack, had one (mild fortunately) and don’t want another.

We can get arequipe in Spain and leche de coco but I usually use that in a Caribbean chicken recipe in the slow cooker.


5 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz August 21, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Wow, a brilliant inspiration this combo of ingredients for a popsicle. they must be amazing.


6 grace August 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM

coconut and caramel make up my favorite combination right now. these are fantastic!


7 Luciamunecalindacarajo August 22, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Thank u for your recepies ill be cooking for the rest of my life thank u for sharing,


8 Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! September 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I am glad I do not live near you….they look so good!


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