There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying a popsicle. So, since it reached 100 degrees this last week I figured it would be the perfect time to get a popsicle mold and make some of my own summer treats.

Now some of you who know me, know that I’m a sucker for anything Coconut. Almond Joys, coconut water, coconut and chocolate greek yogurt…you name it. If it has Coconut in it, then I’m a fan. So when I was trying to decide what flavor of popsicles I should make, I felt obligated to add in my favorite flavor. And boy am I glad I did. Coconut Milk is the perfect base for a summer popsicle. It’s creamy and tropical and yummy. You could, of course, use some other kind of milk as a base, but honestly, is it even a popsicle if it doesn’t taste like a summer paradise?

Anyway, I’ll let you get to making your pops. Have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment!


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Mango & Coconut Popsicles

You will need:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Small chunks of fresh mangoes
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks
    • I forgot to get popsicle sticks, so I ended up cutting chopsticks that we had lying around the house and using those instead, which worked ok just as well.

Let’s do this:

  1. Honestly, you guys probably don’t need directions to make these, because I’m sure you are all educated individuals, but here’s how it goes.
  2. Pour the coconut milk into the mold until it fills half of the mold.
  3. Plop in your mango chunks until the mold it full.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes and then place in your popsicle sticks
    1. Because the popsicles are slightly frozen, your popsicle sticks will stick in the middle of the popsicle and won’t lean off to the side like they would if you tried to put them in at the beginning.
  5. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  6. ENJOY!
    1. If you are having trouble getting the popsicles out of the mold, just fill a bowl with warm water and soak the mold for 30 seconds. The popsicles should slide right out!

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Berry & Coconut PopsiclesSONY DSC

You will need:

  • Mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
  • Coconut Milk
  • Popsicle Molds
  • Popsicle sticks

Let’s do this:

  1. Evenly disperse however much berries you want into each mold.
  2. Pour Coconut milk in until you fill the mold.
  3. Freeze for 30 minutes and then stick in the popsicle sticks.
  4. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  5. ENJOY!

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Vanilla & Coconut Chia Seed Popsicles SONY DSC

You will need:

  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut Milk
  • Vanilla extract or real vanilla
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
  • Walnuts (optional)
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks

Let’s do this:

  1. Start off by pouring about a cup of coconut milk into a bowl.
  2. Add the desired amount of chia seeds into the milk and mix well.
  3. Disperse the mixture into the mold (add more milk if you need more to fill up the molds).
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes and then stick in the popsicle sticks
  5. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  6. Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, mixing the chocolate every 20-30 seconds until melted.
  7. Drizzle or dunk the popsicles into the chocolate.
  8. Top off the chocolate with more chia seeds and walnuts.
  9. Pop them back in the freezer to harden (10ish minutes)
  10. ENJOY!

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Spicy Chai and Coconut Latte PopsiclesSONY DSC

You will need:

  • Bhakti Chai (Original)
    • Or you can use your own chai, but I love this Boulder based company. It has fresh ginger infused into the drink with some fiery Masala spices that gives the drink a little kick which is perfect for a summer treat. Go check them out and give them a try. Trust me, you’ll love it.
  • Coconut Milk
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks

Let’s do this:

  1. This one is a little bit trickier, if you want a layered popsicle like the one above.
  2. First, pour a layer of either Chai or Coconut Milk that is about a fourth of the way up the mold.
  3. Freeze for 1 hour
  4. Add a layer of the opposite liquid (chai or coconut milk) and freeze for another hour.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until mold is full.
  6. Freeze for 3-4 hours
  7. ENJOY!

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Happy Thursday!

xx,
ally renee


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