Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tropical Popsicles

I'm dreaming of a summer vacation...

 Just like the one I had before...

 Where the sea foam glistened...

 And palm trees listened...

 To fireworks booming on the shore, the shore...

Okay, so that trip to Hawaii wasn't exactly a White Christmas, but it was like a summer vacation right smack at the end of December. And I miss that gorgeous place.

But a gorgeous budget to visit Hawaii for a few weeks isn't even on the radar...

So we'll make tropical popsicles instead!

Tropical Popsicles
Transform yourself to your favorite summer spot, under a palm tree, while indulging in these little frozen gems. These popsicles are a sweet treat, using fruit to sweeten rather than sugar. Taste the banana-coconut-pineapple trio of flavors in each bite.

Makes 2 cups (8 1/4-cup popsicles), but you can adjust (double) to fill your pop holders

You'll need:

  • Popsicle mold
  • Food processor or blender
  • 1/4 cup measuring cup
  • 1/3 cup pineapple (4 rings)
  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • Two
  • 1/3 cup shredded, toasted coconut flakes

step one: Combine pineapple, bananas, coconut milk, and 2 TB of coconut flakes into a food processor or blender until combined (a few small chunks of banana are okay).

step two: In the popsicle molds, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of toasted coconut into the bottom of each one. Pour 1/4 or more of the banana mixture into each mold, then top with an additional 1 teaspoon of toasted coconut. Insert the handles/sticks. Freeze for 2 hours, or until firm. (Use hot water to loosen popsicles or use fancy silicone molds that release easily.)


Enjoy your little home!

Happy eating!

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