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Homemade Miami Vice Popsicles

Homemade Miami Vice Popsicles take your ordinary frozen pop from a 5 to a 10 – guaranteed! You get a layer of strawberry daiquiri, a layer of creamy pina colada, and two different types of rum to spice it up. This dairy-free treat is sure to be a hit for all of my 21+ crowd.

A tray of homemade Miami Vice Popsicles on a bed of ice with coconut halves and strawberries on the side.

Let’s give a round of applause for Vol. 3 of my summer miniseries (this one is a fan favorite) – Homemade Miami Vice Popsicles! What is a Miami Vice, you may ask? It’s an alcoholic drink you can order, normally from beachy-area bars. It’s simply a combo of a strawberry daiquiri and a pina colada, all layered together in the same glass!

You get a little bit of tartness from the daiquiri and a bunch of cool sweetness from the pina colada flavors. It’s really SO good – and it’s always Instagram-ready. I’m having so much fun coming up with more popsicle flavors for you guys, so stay tuned to see what’s up next!


  • Fresh StrawberriesIf you have fresh strawberries, I definitely suggest using those to really hone in on that beautiful fruity flavor. Frozen will work in a pinch.
  • Fresh Pineapples – Same goes for the pineapples that we use for our pina colada layer. However, I only had some pineapple chunks that I cut and then put in the freezer, so use whatever version you have!
  • Coconut Cream – Coconut cream gives us that signature pina colada flavor. If you only have the can of coconut milk, just scoop up the cream from the top of the can. Using coconut cream keeps this dessert dairy free!
  • Rum – I’m a bit extra; we had two different types of rum on our bar cart, so I used both in this recipe. If you only have one, I would suggest a neutral-flavored rum (so no coconut, etc). That way, it will mesh well with the daiquiri and the pina colada halves.

How to Make Layered Popsicles

Homemade popsicles are super simple to make. You just drop everything in a blender, pour the mixture into molds, and freeze!

Now for a layered popsicle like we have here, it’s just a couple of extra steps involved. Once we create our daiquiri mixture, we’re going to pour that into the molds – but only up to the halfway line. Then, cover the mold (don’t add any popsicle sticks yet) and place them in the freezer for at least 1 1/2 hours.

To get that cute slanted look, I just propped the mold on top of something in my freezer that was tall enough to make it tilt. In my case – it was a box of chicken breakfast sausages lol. But even if you just let them freeze horizontally, the goal is to get the daiquiri layer solid enough to prevent the pina colada layer from mixing in.

After about 2 hours, it’s time to pour in the pina colada mixture. Then we add in the popsicle sticks and freeze them overnight for the best results. Since we’re adding alcohol to these, it will increase the amount of time for the pops to freeze and set up.

I got my molds from Amazon – see this link. It comes with a set of popsicle sticks/bags as well as a funnel to help with pouring. I really like this mold because it was easy to remove the popsicles while they were done and cleaning was a breeze!

And again guys, the two different types of rum is completely optional. BUT if you have a gold rum, like me, that goes really well with a daiquiri mix… and you have a coconut-infused rum, like me, that will just be perfect inside a pina colada mix… well, why not?

A tray of homemade Miami Vice Popsicles on a bed of ice with coconut halves and strawberries on the side.
There are two types of rum in these and I don’t regret a thing!


How do you remove homemade popsicles from the popsicle mold?

To easily remove popsicles from their mold, simply run some warm water over the bottom of the molds for about a minute. Using silicone molds, you can also slightly peel the mold away from the edges. Pull the popsicles out, and you’re good to go!

Do I need to use two different types of rum for this recipe?

Not at all – I’m just extra LOL. If you’re only using one type, I would suggest a clear rum, and something a bit neutral-flavored, so it goes well in both halves of the popsicle.

How do you store homemade Miami Vice Popsicles?

I just store any leftover homemade popsicles in a large freezer bag. The popsicle mold I linked to also includes popsicle bags, so you can individually wrap them if you want!

Other Recipes from the Popsicle Miniseries

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Strawberry Rosé Popsicles

Mango-Kiwi Popsicles

A tray of homemade Miami Vice Popsicles on a bed of ice with coconut halves and strawberries on the side.

Homemade Miami Vice Popsicles

Shani W.
Layers of strawberry daiquiri and pina colada come together to create these tasty Homemade Miami Vice Popsicles! Did I mention the two types of rum? Simply divine!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 6 hours
Course Dessert, Snacks
Servings 8 popsicles


Strawberry Daiquiri Layer

  • 1 ½ cups strawberries sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp gold rum I used Bacardi

Pina Colada Layer

  • 2 cups pineapple peeled & chopped
  • cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp coconut rum (clear) I used a local one from PR.


Strawberry Daiquiri Layer

  • Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
  • Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold, stopping at the halfway line.
  • Cover and freeze for 1 ½ hours.
    To get that slanted effect, prop up your mold on something to make it tilt – I demonstrate this on my TIktok/Reel if it's easier to see in person!

Pina Colada Layer

  • Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
  • Pour the mixture on top of the strawberry layer all the way to the top.
  • Tap the mold to get out any air bubbles, then cover and add your popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze for at least 6 hours. I've found that overnight is best!
  • To remove the popsicles from their molds, run warm water over the bottom of the popsicle mold. Remove the popsicles and serve immediately.
  • Any excess popsicles can be wrapped in cellophane bags & added to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Enjoy!
Keyword Boozy Pops, Homemade Popsicles, Miami Vice, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri

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A tray of homemade Miami Vice Popsicles on a bed of ice with coconut halves and strawberries on the side.
The extra step to make this design is SO worth it.

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving: $1.28
  • Total Cost (8 popsicles): $10.24
  • Those Other Guys: $6 per popsicle

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