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Pineapple Creamsicles are a LOVELY real food treat year round and extra fun when the weather is hot. This 4-ingredient recipe tastes like the nostalgic orange creamsicles many of us grew up with, but more natural and more delicious!
This recipe is Primal, Ancestral, GAPS and for anyone who enjoys making easy foods homemade, instead of buying processed foods with additives. A super fast, easy and fun recipe that tastes amazing!
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4 ingredients in Pineapple Creamsicles
This recipe uses:
- pineapple juice — I like to buy organic and not from concentrate pineapple juice (like this, but it costs less to get it at the store). If you’re a real go-getter, you could also juice pineapple to make your own fresh (but don’t use pineapple purée; it doesn’t work well in this recipe).
- sour cream — I played around with this recipe a lot, and no other ingredient works as perfectly in this role as sour cream! It tastes amazing, helps the ingredients to mix together smoothly, without settling, and it even gives probiotics to this frozen treat. I do not recommend subbing it for other ingredients like milk or cream.
- pure maple syrup — Also honey is okay for GAPS.
- real vanilla extract — The classic creamsicle flavor comes in part from vanilla. So if you have it, it’s fun to include in the recipe. The small amount of alcohol in real vanilla extract also gives the right mouthfeel and melting point to this recipe.
How to make Pineapple Creamsicles
Start with buying good quality pineapple juice and sour cream, and the rest is very fast!
To make Popsicles:
- In a mixing bowl, preferably with a pour spout, whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well combined.
- Get molds ready, and pour in filling.
- Freeze for 6 hours or overnight, and enjoy!
Pineapple Creamsicles as electrolyte popsicles
If you’d like to be intentional, Pineapple Creamsicles can be a great source of rehydrating electrolytes!
If you’re sweating due to heat or exercise, restore the body’s natural sugars with fruit, natural sweetener and a little sea salt — to feel energized again.
Love this idea? Add 1/8th teaspoon of potassium chloride to the recipe (here‘s a good one) as well for more mineral goodness.
When we were traveling recently in the Middle East, it was very hot, and we walked miles in the sun each day. Nothing refreshed us like a sweet creamy treat. By adding minerals to our homemade version, we truly restore the body’s lost electrolytes.
Which popsicle molds are best
I like the molds made by Tovolo (here). They have a new stackable product made of silicone that is very easy to unmold, with several shapes and sizes.
These are theirs, that you see in the photos, which are fun for the nostalgic shape. We love them, but you do have to run them under hot water for a while to unmold them.
If you prefer metal, these are good stainless steel popsicle molds.
Pineapple Creamsicles (refined sugar-free)
- 2 cups pineapple juice <-- I buy this organic one from my local natural foods store.
- ⅔ cup sour cream (Make sure it's real probiotic sour cream for GAPS.)
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey for GAPS
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Whisk together all ingredients in 4-cup Pyrex (or mixing bowl, ideally with a pour spout) until fully smooth and well mixed.
- Divide mixture between 6 to 8 popsicle molds. Add sticks. (The photos here show a half batch of the recipe.)
- Freeze until solid, 6 hours minimum or overnight. Depending on the kind of molds you have, run popsicle mold under hot water, then gently pull, to release popsicle from mold. Enjoy!
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Love the sour creme addition, makes them so creamy! And literally the best flavor combo.
Yay, Shelby! So glad you like the sour cream creaminess and the flavor combo! Thanks for commenting and rating the recipe!! 🙂
Cindy McEwen says
I bought the silicone popsicle container at amazon, used the ingredients in recipe, using honey instead of maple syrup, Tried it today and tastes good but it is almost like a frozen icie instead of a creamy popsicle. What did I do wrong?
Hmmm, the sour cream should have made it creamy; so IDK?! The honey may have made it icier. It may just not be the right recipe for you. I like the balance of creamy and pineapple, but you do get some of the juiciness for sure in them, so not all creamy. Maybe you were expecting more of an ice cream outcome? For me, it’s a balance of both creamy and juicy.
These were just delicious, like a mixture of creamsicles and dole whip!!!
I love that they are a healthy version and my kids loved them too!
Going to make another batch at the weekend 🙂
Yay, Claire; that’s awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. We did the same thing. I think I made 4 or 5 batches of these in a row. It’s been so hot here, and my boys kept coming in from outdoors SO happy to have the creamsicles waiting for them. 🙂 I recently tasted Dole Whip again, by the way! It was after I created this recipe, at the Country Fair — and I couldn’t believe the difference. These are actually way yummier. I think they add pineapple flavoring to theirs in addition to real pineapple juice, plus they are too sweet. Crazy to add flavor to juice! Anyway, yay that your kids loved them, too and for the healthy version of Dole Whip! 🙂
Hi Megan! Mmm, these are something to look forward to! Does this mean you are eating fruit and dairy, even though by Carroll you are intolerant and VAD isn’t encouraging towards it? Do you think sour cream is ok even with the aldehydes?
So many recipes I can’t wait to reach! Thank you for this.
Hi! Yes, amazingly, I am eating these! But, not everyday, and not whole ones — because of pineapple and the sour cream. Amazingly, I can now eat pineapple (all credit to VAD!!!). I only give myself this freedom because I’ve been on the diet over 3 years, and I’m doing so well. I heard that some folks don’t include pineapple as a fruit with the Carroll eval., so I was finally feeling well enough to see, and zero reaction. I’ve had it probably 6 times. I won’t keep eating sour cream regularly, just occasionally for tasting recipes, but no reaction from it either. My diet is mostly exactly as it’s been; the main thing I’ve added regularly is actually sprouted spelt flour. So I’m pretty faithful most of the time. But still, it’s encouraging!! 🙂 So yeah, I wouldn’t encourage others on VAD or with the Carroll eval. to do these (yet) — only after full or almost full wellness from VAD. (And cheating complicates things and makes everything harder, so hopefully I’m not confusing anyone!) I figure low A is a life choice for me now, and so occasional jaunts without symptoms are okay. No new bad habits, though! 😉
So happy to hear you are able to do this after all your work! This is something to look forward to when temptations arise… definitely an inspiration!
Thank you, I’m pretty amazed and thankful myself. I’m so glad it can be a good motivation to stay on the straight and narrow until that time arrives! 🙂
Just love the flavours and the creaminess you have added to popsicles. Just wow, so yummy!
Thank you so much, Sunrita! I’m so happy you love the creamsicles and the pineapple flavor! Me too, yay!
Wow, sour cream – you surprised me! I loved the balance it brought to the pineapple! A fan of pineapple things since it’s just a great anti-inflammatory for my old overworked joints
Great, Jennifer, so glad you liked the creamsicles! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
I love that you used sour cream to make these treats extra creamy. My husband and kids are obsessed with pineapple, so I know they will adore these. Thanks.
You’re welcome, Stacey, so glad! Hope they indeed love them!
The texture in these came out perfect! I was apprehensive to use sour cream, but I’m glad I trusted you. It really turned out nice and creamy.
That’s great, Julie! So glad you liked the outcome, and thanks for sharing!! 🙂
I honestly wasn’t sure about the sour cream but I saw that you tried other ways and sour cream was best so I decided to go for it. I’m so glad I did! They turned out perfectly and were really refreshing on a hot day.
Yay, Donny, awesome! I aim to be totally reliable, so I’m so glad you tried it, and they were perfect! Yes, so yummy and special on a hot day! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your results!
Creamsicles are my favourite summer time treat and these look amazing! Do you think it would work to use full fat Gree yogurt in place of the sour cream in this recipe?
I’m curious about that, too, Janessa! I don’t know. I know normal yogurt doesn’t work as well as the sour cream. But Greek yogurt might. It might also depend on the brand. Let us know if you try it and it works well.
You saved my life now in the hot weather. This recipe helped me a lot make an easy and quick creamsicles.
Aw great, Greta! 😉 Thanks for sharing and so glad you enjoyed!
Wow these tastes like dole whip but super tasty and healthy. Ive been living on these the past week cuz we have a heatwave
YAY, Nancy, so great to hear!! Thanks for sharing, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying!