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Easy Homemade Pineapple Ice Candy (Ice Pops)

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This one is for all pineapple lovers! Cool and refreshing pineapple ice candy is smooth and the perfect treat for hot summer days.

Use canned pineapple!

Fresh pineapple is wonderful but won’t work with this recipe due to it being high in bromelain – an enzyme that breaks down milk protein. Although these enzymes may be great for digestion and more, they will spoil your recipe and create a bitter flavour!

The trick is to use canned pineapple stored in its own juice. Most of the enzymes are killed off in the tinning process (which prevents a bitter end result) and I find that it gives a more consistent result in terms of flavour. Use your favourite brand but I personally like the Great Value and Dole brands.

What is iced candy?

Ice candy is an ice pop-style treat enjoyed in the Philippines. Many countries all over the world have their own version. Flavours can be made with fresh fruit, juice, and other ingredients. The flavour possibilities are endless!

Try out other ice candy flavours!

Ice candy bags

In the Philippines and other countries around the world, these iced treats are made in thin plastic bags. Ice candy bags may be hard to come by if you live in Western countries like Canada and the U.S. I searched and searched for literal MONTHS and finally found a local seller on Facebook Marketplace. I have also found similar options on Amazon and eBay.

What makes ice candy so satisfying is their unique shape. They’re fun to eat and so easy to grab-and-go. To eat ice candy, bite off a corner on the bottom and enjoy all the tropical goodness.

If you’re not into using plastic, I recommend reusable options such as these ice pop molds I found on Amazon. A great sustainable option!

These are perfectly soft & creamy

I love a good ice candy that has the perfect balance between icey and soft. These are the perfect texture. The cornstarch mixture works as a stabilizer which results in a beautifully soft texture. 

Make some substitutes for a piña colada version!

If you’re dairy-free or don’t have access to coconut evaporated milk, coconut milk does the job! This will result in more of a piña colada flavour – just as delicious! 

I hope you try this recipe out! Ice candy is something close to my heart and I am so happy to share this part of my childhood with you!

Pineapple Ice Candy (Ice Pops)

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Recipe by asiamakes Course: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AsianDifficulty: 2


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  • 1 540 ml can or canned pineapple chunks in its juice (should yield approximately 2 cups when blended)

  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 1 can evaporated milk or coconut evaporated milk*

  • 2-4 tbsp condensed milk or coconut condensed milk


  • Blend canned pineapple until smooth. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a pan off the heat combine water, cornstarch, evaporated milk and condensed milk. Whisk until smooth.
  • Turn on stove to medium heat and whisk the cornstarch mixture until thickened. Allow to cool for a few minutes before straining into the blended pineapple mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Pour mixture into ice candy bags, ice pop or popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 12 hours and enjoy!


  • *Feel free to use canned coconut milk for more of a piña colada vibe!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this ma’am.

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