Pineapple Mint Popsicles

by Kelli on May 30, 2014

Pineapple Mint Popsicles

I know this is a bold statement.  And, I’m often hesitant to label a recipe as the best.  Buuuut, these Pineapple Mint Popsicles are hands down the best popsicles I’ve made yet.

I wasn’t planning to share them quite yet, but I’m so excited about them that I really couldn’t wait.  Also, I’m leaving for vacation in two days and since these pops taste like vacation on a stick, the timing just seemed right.

Pineapple Mint Popsicles

In two short days I’ll be sitting on the beach….or maybe by the pool….or in a hammock, in Turks & Caicos.  Needless to say I cannot wait!  If you’ve never been, I cannot recommend it enough!  L and I spent a week on this beautiful island two years ago and have talked about going back for a while.   If you’ve ever been to Turks & Caicos I’d love to hear you’re favorite recommendations!!

While I’m excited to unplug for a week, I’m sure I’ll be sharing plenty of highlights on Instagram, so stay tuned!

Pineapple Mint Popsicles

The other day I talked about how to make simple syrup.  If you missed it, go check it out….between all the lemonade, sweet tea, popsicles and summer cocktails coming your way, it’s sort of a summer (and, well, all the time!) essential.

As much as I really try to keep things natural, I really enjoy using simple syrup to sweeten popsicles.  It’s not so much for the sweetness (I don’t like my popsicles too sweet), but more for the mouthfeel it brings to the popsicle.

Pineapple Mint Popsicles

Pineapple and mint are must have summer flavors.  So, it only seemed natural to combine them!  There’s actually a double dose of mint in these pops – it’s infused in the simple syrup and fresh mint leaves are chopped and added to the pops.

Pineapple Mint Popsicles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes 10 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • mint leaves
  • 4 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

Instructions

Combine the water and granulated sugar, in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

Combine the simple syrup, pineapple and chopped mint in a blender, and process to the desired consistency.

Divide the mixture between popsicle molds. Place the molds in the freezer for at least 4 hours, until the popsicles are frozen.

To remove the popsicles, run the molds under hot water for a few seconds.

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Enjoy!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Zainab May 30, 2014 at 8:19 AM

These are unique!!! I love pineapples but have never tried them with mint. Can’t wait!! Have a great vacation :)

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Kelli May 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM

You’ll love this combo for sure! Thanks, Zainab!

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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Whoa, I would’ve never thought to put pineapple with mint! I definitely want to try these now. With so few ingredients and no baking, I have no excuses! We are so buying molds when we get back home. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Thanks, Mary Frances! It’s a super refreshing combo and so perfect for summer!

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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction May 30, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Have a great vacation! Love the flavor combo of these popsicles! So good!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Thank you, Jessica! Pineapple-mint has quickly become my new fave combo :)

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) May 30, 2014 at 9:58 PM

These sound so good Kelli!!! Have a great vacation :)

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Thanks, Laura!

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea May 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Yes, that was a bold statement. But you wimped out a bit by adding ‘that I have ever made’. Lol. Diplomatic—. Well without tasting them, I will comment they are gorgeous sunshine yellow color—-and the fleck of green from the mint—utterly charming. I suspect they are delicious. I have a mint patch in my garden, so this is right up my street.

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Hahaha, very true, Carol! How I’d love to have a mint patch….or even a place to have a mint patch :) Enjoy!

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Joanne May 31, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Jealous of your tropical weather trip! But I hope you have SO MUCH FUN. I’ll be eating all the popsicles here in nyc until you return and pretending I’m there with you!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I’m pretty sure if you close your eyes while eating these pops you can feel sand between your toes :) Thanks, Joanne!

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Julia June 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM

These look amaaaaaazing! I’ve never made homemade popsicles and seriously need to hop to it. So jealous of your island getaway. I hope you have a marvelous time relaxing in the hammock!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Thanks, girl! Never made popsicles….whaaaa? Let’s remedy this situation immediately!

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Brittney June 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Wow these look good!!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Thank you, Brittney!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor June 1, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I can see why these are the best popsicles. Pineapple and mint sounds refreshing. So jealous that you will be on one of my favorite islands. Have a blast and eat plenty of conch for me!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Thank you, Ashley! Pretty sure I ate enough conch for both of us, a few times over :)

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ashley - Baker by Nature June 2, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I love homemade popsicles! And these look amazing! Like a mojito in pop form :)

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Thank you, Ashley!! Pineapple + mint is such a great combo!

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Natalie @ Tastes Lovely June 2, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Have SO much fun on your trip! Sounds like it’s going to be amazing. Can’t wait to see pictures on instagram. This popsicles sound delicious!

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Kelli June 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Thanks so much, Natalie!

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Isadora @ she likes food June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM

I love the flavor combination of these popsicles! It is full on popsicle season where I love and I’ve been practically eating them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Have a great vacation, it looks like such a beautiful place!

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Kelli June 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Oh my gosh, you and me both….I’ve been eating popsicles like it’s my job :) Thanks, Isadora!

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Anna @ Garnish with Lemon June 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

My mouth is watering! Such a refreshing combo. Enjoy your vacay!

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Kelli June 14, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Thank you, Anna! I agree..pineapple + mint is a perfect summer combo!

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angela June 18, 2014 at 2:18 PM

we LOVE popsicles around here and pineapple&mint sounds AMAZING! i’m going to experiment, because i’d also like to avoid the white sugar if possible, but i know what you mean about the mouthfeel. i wonder about honey? thanks for sharing, and have a great trip!!

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Kelli June 20, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Thanks, Angela!! You can substitute honey or agave for the white sugar. It may change the flavor slightly, but I think it will still be really delicious! Enjoy.

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