Paleta de Batata y Coco Recipe (Creamy Coconut and Sweet Potato Pops)

Paleta de Batata y Coco (Sweet Potato and Coconut Popsicles): Easy to make, refreshing and nutritious. This is the perfect summer treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Keyword creamy homemade popsicles, easy, helado de batata, sweet potato popsicles
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 paletas
Calories 289kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 1 lb [0.45 kg] of batata (sweet potato), peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of milk (whole or skim)
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of sugar (may not be used all)


  • Cut the sweet potatoes into small pieces. Boil until they are very soft, having added the salt to the water. Remove from the water, discard water and let the batata cool to room temperature.
  • Mix sweet potatoes, milk, coconut milk and vanilla and blend to a liquid state. Add sugar to taste. Pour into the popsicle molds (Amazon affiliate links) or plastic cups, and place the stick.
  • Freeze hard.


Dominican batatas are technically sweet potatoes, although a different variety from the orangey one available in most countries. You can read more here.
You can use almond milk, or other milk substitute if you wish. Instead of sugar, use sweetener of your choice if you like. Substitutions may change the flavor, so keep that in mind.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 10855IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1.7mg