Introduction: Coconut Lime Popsicles
With spring in the air and summer around the corner it's time to start planning a summer full of frozen popsicles and other treats. A creamy, delicious, and vegan popsicle recipe to keep you cool in this summer with a fresh zesty tang of lime. Coconut milk makes a smooth, creamy popsicle base that can take a multitude of flavor. I chose lime for this particular Instructable but the coconut milk could easily be complemented by berries, rhubarb, or chocolate.
Step 1: Ingredients
You'll need to gather the following:
- 1 Can of Coconut Milk (full fat is preferable)
- 2 Limes (for Zest and Juice)
- 1/3 Cup of Sugar*
- 1/4 Cup of Shredded Coconut
You'll also need the following tools:
- A Blender
- Popsicle Molds
- Citrus Juicer
*Note: I chose to use coconut palm sugar to stick with the coconut flavor that was already the base of the popsicle. You can of course use regular white sugar as well. If you are worried about sugar levels you can also omit or change the sugar quantity as well. These popsicles will be fine, if only not as sweet, with just the fructose from the limes.
Step 2: Zesting
Wash your limes to clean the skins thoroughly since they will be going into your popsicles. Zest the skins of both of your limes. Make sure to only zest the green outside of the lime. It should roughly equate to 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of lime zest when you are done.
Put the zest to the side, you'll add it to your popsicle mix later.
Step 3: Begin
Start by adding your coconut milk to your blender.
Step 4: Fillers and Sweetners
Add your 1/3 cup of shredded coconut, all of your lime zest, and 1/4 cup of raw sugar to your blender.
Step 5: Lime Juice
Squeeze the juice from both of the limes you had zested. Between the two limes I managed to squeeze about a quarter cup of lime juice from both. Add that juice to your blender.
Step 6: Blend
Pulse the mixture with your blender until it is smooth and uniformly mixed.
Step 7: Mold Away
Pour your popsicle mixture into your popsicle molds and place the base firmly on top.
Step 8: Freeze
Freeze your popsicles for a minimum of two hours or until frozen.
Step 9: Enjoy!
Let your popsicles sit out of the freezer for a minute to allow for just enough thawing so that they are easily removable. Gently rock the base of the popsicles until they release from the molds. Now they are yours to enjoy!
Get creative this summer and keep cool with refreshing, delicious popsicles.