I'm dreaming of a summer vacation...
Just like the one I had before...
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!
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
- 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
- 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 vacation...at home!