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This recipe for vegan coconut paletas (paletas de coco) is super easy to make and has only 3 ingredients. They are creamy, but not too rich.
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Vegan Coconut Paletas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 (3 oz) popsicles
Author Dora Stone


  • 2 (13.4 oz) cans Coconut milk, light
  • 2/3 cup Sugar, granulated
  • 2/3 cup Shredded coconut, unsweetened


  • Combine the coconut milk and sugar in a medium sauce pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Turn heat off and let cool in fridge. Once completely cool, strain.
  • Add coconut and mix well. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 5 hours


If you are using popsicle molds without an insert, refrigerate popsicles for 30 min. then insert wooden popsicle sticks. Coconut can be toasted or untoasted.