August 31, 2016
The back-to-school charge has begun (did you check out my 4 ingredients essential to packing a killer school lunch?), but summer is not over yet. Getting a jump on the school year does not mean we have to give up on living la vida verano. Not only am I not letting summer loose yet, but I’m also taking a little piece just for myself. And for the hungry papa, too.
That’s right, people, I’m reclaiming the popsicle. Giving it a grown up makeover. Making it spicy and sour. Sweet, but just enough, unlike the pops made for little ones.
If you pop on over to the KitchenAid blog, The Kitchenthusiast, you’ll find my Chile-Spiced Strawberry-Watermelon Pops and Honey Roasted Peach-Tamarind Pops. And below are my creamy, just-sweet-enough Coconut Raspberry Lime pops.
I may spend my evenings online shopping for lunch boxes and pencil cases, but it’s okay when I do it enjoying one of my mom- and pop-sicles. Because it can’t be all about our kids all the time.
Oh, yea, and PS: my kids love all three of these pops, too. It’s cool and totally beside the point!
Coconut Raspberry Lime Popsicles
(Can be shared with kids 10+ mos)*
Makes 2 popsicles in 1/2 cup popsicle molds
6 ounces of fresh, washed raspberries (about 1 1/2 cups raspberries)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar, plus more to taste
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup coconut milk
1. Using a high powered hand or stand blender, puree raspberries with 2 tablespoons sugar, and lime juice until liquified.
2. Pass the raspberry juice mixture through a sieve.
3. Whisk together raspberry juice mixture and coconut milk. Taste and adjust sugar as necessary.** This should yield about 1 cup of juice to turn into popsicles. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
*Note: While there is nothing in this that is unsafe for younger children, I recommend this beginning at 10 months due to the relatively high sugar content. No matter how old your eaters, be sure to serve age appropriate portions. Just a little bit of this sweet pop will go a long way with wee ones!
**Note: If using the kind of coconut milk that comes in a carton, keep in mind that it contains added sugar. Two tablespoons, or there about, should be plenty to sweeten these. If using the kind of coconut milk that comes in a can, you may find that you need a bit of extra sugar.