Our Pineapple Coconut Ice Pops are the perfect treat to have when the weather turns hot. Thanks to the refreshing pineapple, sweet sorghum syrup, and tantalizing coconut milk, this recipe is sure to make you smile for joy. But these ice pops are more than tasty–they are nutritious, too! Coconuts are rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, but unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free. This is a good substitute for those suffering with lactose intolerance. For this reason, it’s a popular choice among vegans and it also makes a great base for smoothies and milkshakes, or as a dairy alternative in baking. Coconuts contain significant amounts of fat, but unlike other nuts, they provide fat that is mostly in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), in particular, lauric acid. Lauric acid is converted into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms (1). For this reason, it’s now thought that coconut milk consumption may help protect the body from infections and viruses.
So go ahead and enjoy our refreshing ice pops! With such amazing flavors and nutrition content, these won’t disappoint.