Limber de Coco, Coconut Ice, Coconut Popsicles

The Limber de Coco is a cross between a popsicle and ice cream, frozen (usually) in a plastic cup!

Limber de Coco, Coconut Ice, or Coconut Popsicles are easy to make, fun to eat, and an oasis of Caribbean flavor during the hot dog days of summer! The traditional way to make these delicious summer treats are poured into small plastic cups and frozen.

Ways to Make a Puerto Rican Limber

There are numerous variations of the Puerto Rican Limber. They can also be prepared with many other types of fruit like pineapple juice, mangos, raspberries, strawberries, and almost any fruit flavor you can think of. The most common type of limber in Puerto Rico is the coconut-flavored limber.

The most common way of making a Puerto Rican Limber is to pour the mix into a small disposable plastic cup and let it freeze. The limber is flipped over into another cup with the bottom-up allowing better access to the frozen treat. However, some people will add a popsicle stick to the cup during the freezing process giving it a handle to better eat it.

I prefer to use popsicle molds with lids because it makes them easier to eat and store for longer periods.

Limber de Coco, Coconut Ice, Coconut Popsicles
Limber de Coco, Coconut Ice, Coconut Popsicles

How to Store Limber de Coco

Storing limbers in the freezer can be a bit of a challenge if you use the traditional small plastic cups can be a challenge because the top of the limber is exposed to the air and can become freezer burned within a few days. I found that cutting a piece of wax paper to the size of the plastic cups and pressing them onto the tops can extend the life of the limber.

However, I like to use popsicle molds with lids to make the limbers, which technically will make them into popsicles. The molds with lids allow for storage in the freezer for longer periods of time and avoid the effects of freezer burning.

History of the Puerto Rican Limber

The Limber is a Puerto Rican Fruit-Flavored Ice treat named to commemorate Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Puerto Rico on February 4th, 1928 (coincidentally, it was his 26th birthday) during his American Tour. Regardless of their name, Limbers have become a popular treat throughout Puerto Rico.

The Metropolitan City of San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is Puerto Rico’s capital and its largest city. It sits on the island’s Atlantic coast and has wide beach fronts known as the Isla Verde resort strip. San Juan is known for its bars, nightclubs, and casinos. Cobblestoned Old San Juan features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and 16th-century landmarks including El Morro and La Fortaleza. The city features massive fortresses with sweeping ocean views, as well as the Paseo de la Princesa bayside promenade.

A Brief History of San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Taíno people were the indigenous inhabitants of the area before the arrival of the Europeans to the island of Puerto Rico in 1493. Remains of a small indigenous fishing village have been found in Puerta de Tierra where the Puerto Rico National Guard Museum stands today. However, most archaeological sites in the region have been destroyed and lost throughout their colonial history.

In 1508, Juan Ponce de León founded the original settlement which he called Caparra. It was named after the province of Cáceres in Spain, the birthplace of Nicolás de Ovando, then the Governor of Spain’s Caribbean territories. Today, it is part of the Pueblo Viejo district of Guaynabo, directly to the west of the modern municipality of San Juan.

On July 25, General Nelson A. Miles landed at Guánica (in southwestern Puerto Rico) with 3,300 soldiers in what was known as the Puerto Rican Campaign. The American troops found some resistance and engaged the Spanish and Puerto Rican troops in battle, the most notable of these were the battles of Yauco and Asomante.

All military actions in Puerto Rico were suspended on August 13, 1898, after President William McKinley and French Ambassador Jules Cambon, acting on behalf of the Spanish government, signed an armistice. Spain ceded the island to the United States later the same year by signing the Treaty of Paris.

Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico has a rich history and culture, exceptional food, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, relaxation, and adventure that is packed into one sun-kissed Caribbean paradise. Puerto Rico is full of people who are friendly and welcoming, you’ll feel like you are family instead of just a visitor. Around every corner, you’ll find a celebration of life, a vibrant cultural experience, food for the soul, and a captivating rhythm.

Puerto Rican Cuisine

Puerto Rican cuisine has been influenced by an array of cultures including Taino Arawak, Spanish, and African. Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and other Latin American cuisines, it reflects a unique blend of influences, using indigenous seasonings and ingredients. Locals call their cuisine cocina criolla. By the end of the nineteenth century, the traditional Puerto Rican cuisine was well established. By 1848 the first restaurant, La Mallorquina, opened in Old San Juan. El Cocinero Puerto-Riqueño o Formulario, the island’s first cookbook, was published in 1849.

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How to Make This Limber de Coco Recipe

To make the best Limber de Coco, mix all of the ingredients together, pour the mix into the molds, and freeze them until they are solid. To get the fluffiest texture, mix the ice several times while they are freezing. You can also top the limbers with some fresh coconut.

What You Need to Make Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients for Limber de Coco
Ingredients for Limber de Coco


Optional Items

How to Prepare and Freeze Coconut Ice

Time needed: 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Mixing and Freezing Directions

  1. Whisk

    Whisk in the cream of coconut, coconut milk, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  2. Stir

    Stir in the rum and shredded coconut if you want it, otherwise, skip this step.

  3. Pour

    Pour into small cups, mini bowls, cupcake pans, or popsicle molds. Allow the limbers to freeze until solid.

When the limbers are fully frozen and ready to serve, run a little warm water around the cup to loosen the edges and pop the limber out of the cup. Then, flip it upside down in order to eat it and use the cup as the holder itself. Sprinkle with a little more ground cinnamon and enjoy!

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Limber de Coco, Coconut Ice, Coconut Popsicles

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
The Limber de Coco is a Puerto Rican frozen treat and is one of the best things about summer. The limber comes in a variety of flavors like coconut, pineapple, guava, tamarind, and mango.

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Prep Time 10 mins
Freezing Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 348 kcal


Optional Items


  • Whisk in the cream of coconut, coconut milk, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    8½ oz cream of coconut, 13½ oz coconut milk, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Stir in the rum and shredded coconut if you want it, otherwise, skip this step.
    4 tbsp light rum, ¼ cup shredded coconut sweetened
  • Pour into small cups, popsicle molds, mini bowls, cupcake pan, or popsicle molds. Allow the limbers to freeze until solid.


Serving: 5ozCalories: 348kcalCarbohydrates: 11.5gProtein: 4.4gFat: 33.1gSaturated Fat: 27.6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword popsicle, Limber
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