Limber de Coco

(Coconut Ice)


Limber de Coco is a frozen coconut flavored ice that will cool you off during the hot summer months!  Our limber de coco is very similar to the Italian Ice.  The coconut flavored mixture is prepared with coconut milk and is traditionally poured into ice cube trays or small plastic cups (7 ounces) and then placed in the freezer overnight.   I also pour the coconut mixture into popsicle molds as a summer treat for my friends’ children to enjoy while visiting.  Today, however, we love to prepare the limbers with many different tropical flavors that are so refreshing and tasty.

A Little Bit of History!

Did you know that the Limber de Coco (Coconut Ice) was named after Charles A. Lindbergh?  Mr. Charles Lindbergh was the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  Because of his expertise in flying, he was hired to explore the air routes of the Caribbean and South American for Pan American Airlines.   During this time of his exploration of air routes, Charles Lindbergh landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 2, 1928.   The Puerto Ricans greeted him with a frozen tropical fruit juice.  Since Mr. Lindbergh loved it so much to their delight, the Puerto Ricans named the frozen tropical fruit juice “Limber” in his honor.

Let’s Start Preparing the Coconut Mixture!

In an electric blender, pour the coconut milk.

Pour the evaporated milk.

Now we pour the water.

Add the sugar and ground cinnamon.

The last ingredient to add to the electric blender is the vanilla extract.

Beat at high speed until all the ingredients are well blended and a creamy texture is formed.

Let’s Fill the Ice Cube Trays and Popsicle Molds with Coconut Mixture!

Fill the ice cube trays with the coconut mixture.  Place in the freezer overnight.  You can also purchase ice cube trays with lids.

Another popular method of preparing the Limber de Coco is to pour the coconut mixture into 7-ounce plastic cups.   

Remove the lids from the popsicle molds and fill each compartment with the coconut mixture.  Cover popsicle molds tightly with lid and place in the freezer overnight.

We are Ready to Taste the Limber de Coco (Coconut Ice)!

Excellent treat for children! Remove the Limber de Coco from the popsicle molds and consume this delightful cool coconut flavored treat in the same manner as you would for a regular popsicle.

Remove the coconut ice from the ice cube trays and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top of coconut ice and enjoy this tasty coconut flavored ice with a spoon!  

Click on the button below to watch my YouTube video on How to Prepare Limber de Coco (Coconut Ice)!

Recipe and Nutritional Facts!

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Limber de Coco

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 34 coconut ice cubes 1x


Limber de Coco is a frozen coconut flavored ice that is so refreshing and tasty during the hot summer months!  An excellent treat for both adults and children!



  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 tablespoons sugar or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Add all the ingredients in an electric blender.
  2. Beat at high speed until well blended and forms a creamy texture.
  3. Pour into ice cube trays, 7-ounce plastic cups or popsicle molds.
  4. Place in freezer overnight.
  5. Remove the coconut ice from the ice cube trays and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top of coconut ice and enjoy with a spoon.


If you poured the coconut mixture into the plastic cups, you do not remove the coconut ice from the plastic cup.   Just enjoy this delicious coconut flavored ice with a spoon.

  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Limber de Coco

Nutritional Facts Disclaimer


Category: Ice Cream, Recipes

6 Comments. Leave new

  • I’m going to try to make it.

  • I remember buying 1 limber for a penny in Ponce, PR after school. Now I learned how the name came about.
    Good history lesson!

  • Wilma Andino
    June 27, 2020 8:40 am

    Podemos usar leche de coco evaporada, verdad? . Cada día hay más personas intolerables a la leche de vaca. Veganas. Ò con una dieta a base de plantas. La receta original no tenía leche de vaca. Gracias!

    • Hola Wilma, La leche de coco evaporada es espesa y por lo tanto, el limber no va a contener la consistencia adequada. Sugiero que le añada suficiente agua a la leche de coco evaporada para liquidarla. Gracias por su pregunta.


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