My kids looovvveee popsicles and at some point during the day someone always has a Big Stick or a red-white-and-blue Rocket Pop in hand. While I can be happy with a cherry-pineapple flavored Big Stick, I prefer more of a tropical taste when it comes to popsicles.
Last week I was working away at my desk and I literally jumped up to make these. The idea of watermelon, coconut and lime came over me like a wave. Before I knew it these were headed to the freezer.
Have you made popsicles at home? It’s so easy, especially with the right mold. It takes nothing to whir some flavors up in a blender, the possibilities are endless.
I think the coconut cream I use in this recipe gives this a more “adult” taste. Coconut cream can usually be found in the Hispanic section of your grocery store or as a drink mixer in the liquor aisle. I also use it to make coconut ice cream.
- 3-1/2 cups cubed watermelon
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- zest and juice of one lime
- 1 teaspoon chopped mint
- Add all ingredients to a blender and puree. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
- Submerge molds into warm water for about 20 seconds to remove popsicles.
I’m imagining enjoying these by a pool somewhere in the Caribbean…..I wish.
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