Coconut Popsicle Recipe

Coconut Popsicle- Steel City Pops Recipe

I love coconut and I love popsicles- so the coconut popsicle is PERFECT for me! If you’ve checked out my ABOUT ME page, you know that my oldest daughter, Ashten lives in Birmingham, Alabama- aka the Steel City. She and her friends discovered a small sweet shop there that specializes in amazing popsicles, yes, a restaurant dedicated to the popsicle: Steel City Pops. These are no ordinary popsicles, however.  They are all natural, gourmet, and delicious. We had the privilege of stopping by their flagship location in Homewood, Alabama two weeks ago where we were delighted to see they shared a couple of their recipes on a sign for all to see. The Mean Man snapped a pic of the recipes and was itching to give them a try once we got home. He got down to popsicle business this weekend. Here’s how he made the coconut popsicle:

Coconut Popsicle ingredients


2 cups coconut milk

1/2 cup unsweetened, coconut

1 cup heavy cream

2 cups simple syrup (equal parts water cane sugar)

1/4 cup toasted coconut, unsweetened

Dash of kosher salt

Coconut Popsicle Simple Syrup

Prepare the 2 cups of simple syrup (bring to boil until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat)

Coconut Popsicle Toasted Coconut

Toast 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut. (Do this ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you’re ready to mix it in.)

Coconut Popsicle

Bring creamy ingredients and raw coconut to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let mixture sit in refrigerator overnight so the coconut flavor is infused into the cream.

Coconut Popsicle Strain Coconut

Strain off the raw coconut. Just moosh the ingredients with a spatula through a strainer until all that’s left in the strainer is the raw coconut.

Coconut Popsicle

Add cooled simple syrup to the strained cream mixture.

Coconut Popsicle Add Toasted Coconut

Add toasted coconut and pinch of kosher salt.

Coconut Popsicle Pour Into Molds

Pour into molds.

Coconut Popsicle

Freeze for 8 hours.

Coconut Popsicle Ready to Eat

Unmold and ENJOY! Of course if there’s a Steel City Pops in your area (they’re expanding) check them out! You won’t be disappointed (and nobody pays me to say so)!



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  1. Jess
    July 19, 2016 @ 4:05 pm

    This sounds so amazing! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipe, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


    • Kelly
      July 20, 2016 @ 8:03 am

      So happy to! Thanks!


  2. Edye
    July 17, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

    What a great dessert for a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com


    • Kelly
      July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

      They are delicious- thanks so much! Have a great week! Blessings- Kelly


  3. LydiaF
    July 17, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    These sound great! I love coconut paletas when I can get them. I’m sure this recipe would be awesome with the cream and toasted coconut. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty 🙂 #ccbg


    • Kelly
      July 17, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

      They are so tasty! I just love coconut. Y’all have a great week! Blessings- Kelly


  4. Katrin
    July 17, 2016 @ 2:59 am

    We love coconut and this recipe for popsicles would be lovely to try out! I know my girls would love these any time!


    • Kelly
      July 17, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

      They take a little planning ahead and prep work- but they are really so delicious. Have a great week! Blessings- Kelly


  5. Gina
    July 14, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

    Yum yum yum! This sounds so good and is perfect with the hot weather we’ve been having around here lately! Coconut is hubby’s absolute favorite so I know that he would just love these!


    • Kelly
      July 16, 2016 @ 8:24 am

      Gina- These are delicious! They take a little time, but they’re oh, so worth it! Blessings! -Kelly


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