Coconut Pops for the Summer


Mark e-mailed me this question, “I'm looking for a coconut Popsicle recipe. Can you help?”

These are the recipes I suggested. I didn’t know if he was looking for something with low sugar or something the kids would eat, so I gave him several possibilities.



Pineapple-Coconut Ice Pops

2 cups canned crushed pineapple
1 cup canned coconut milk
2 Tbsp raw (turbinado) sugar or raw honey (if desired)
1/2 tsp sea salt (if desired)
1 cup crushed ice
Plastic pops tray and sticks

Directions:
In a blender, blend fruit, coconut milk, sugar and salt at high speed, until slushy. Pour into pops molds and freeze about 30 minutes. Insert sticks and return to freezer. Freeze at least 6 hours.



Mango Coconut Pops

1 1/2 cups pureed ripe mangoes (about 1/2 lb.)
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
1/4 cup raw sugar (if desired)
1/4 cup lime juice

Directions:
Combine ingredients and pour into 16 frozen juice bar molds (1/3 cup each) and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Makes 16.



Banana Pops

2 Bananas
Raw Honey
Desiccated Coconut
Popsicle sticks

Directions:
Peel the bananas, then cut them in half and push Popsicle sticks into the bottom of both pieces of banana. Roll the bananas in honey, and then in the coconut.
Place the banana pops on a baking tray lined with a sheet of baking paper and then freeze.
Your banana pops will be ready to eat the next day.



Quick Coconut Juice Pops

You could also try just buying cans of imported coconut juice to make it with. (You might be able to find them in Oriental specialty stores if you grocery store doesn't have it. I can find them at our local $1 store.) Coconut Juice usually has some sugar added, so check the label to check how much is added. Coconut juice should be the main ingredient and it should have little chunks of green coconut floating in it.



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