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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

These vegan coconut paletas (paletas de coco) are super easy to make and have only 3 ingredients. They are creamy, without being too rich, and full of toasted coconut flakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 (3 oz) popsicles
Calories 103kcal
Author Dora Stone


  • 2 (13.4 oz) cans Coconut milk light
  • cup Sugar granulated
  • 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.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg