I got banned from using my oven.
With the AC blowing faint puffs of air equally as hot as the air spewing from our landlord’s mouth when he explained aloofly that 93 degree heat is normal inside during triple digit heat outside, my roommate gave me an ultimatum.
To me, the sacrifice of going to bed after ceremoniously mummifying myself in ice-soaked cloths and lying strategically sprawled in a self-made wind tunnel courtesy of my army of fans was but a small price to pay for a single practice batch of salted caramel cookies.
However, as I so promptly learned, not everyone believes sacrifice and perseverance in the name of culinary exploration are as important as I do.
So I decided to work on my Popsicle PhD in the meantime. I’ve whipped up my fair share of icy, bland and boring pops until I fell face first into these creamy, dreamy coconut lime pops.
I finally found the perfect combination of coconut sources to make one mean indoor heat wave treat. And in the process I learned that popsicle trial batches can quickly cheer up a sweaty, angry roommate.
Get in that tropical state of mind…
Cool, creamy and sweet. Yes, I will permit the wearing of coconut bras while eating this.
Affirmative. I licked the cake plate after this shot.
Creamy Coconut Lime Popsicles
Without a doubt the easiest indulgent summertime treat, these cool and creamy popsicles melt in your mouth with the tropical flair of coconut and a gentle hint of fresh citrus. You will be disappointed if you’re craving an icy, snow cone-style pop as this one dominates with smooth, mouthwatering richness.
- 1/2 C cream of coconut, stirred well
- 3/4 C coconut milk
- 1/4 C fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1/2 C simple syrup (equal parts water and organic cane sugar melted together briefly in a sauce pan on medium heat, then cooled to room temperature)
- Whisk all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour into 4-1/2 C sized popsicle molds.
- Freeze overnight. Place the mold portion in a bowl of hot water for a few moments before trying to pull the pops out of the molds to help release them.