Recipe Of The Week: Coconut Strawberry Popsicles
Summer is officially here and even though the weather has been a little balmy we are not going to let that dampen our moods. In fact it’s all about embracing the new season, so that is why my sister and I have been working on many ice cream and popsicle recipes. This particular one is definitely a favourite of ours, we just love anything with coconut. The perfect and refreshing healthy summer treat.
160ml of coconut cream
2 Teaspoons of coyo coconut yoghurt
1 Teaspoon of coconut flakes (make sure they are sugar free)
1-2 Teaspoons of xylitol (you can use any natural sweetener of your choice. How much you use depends on how sweet you like your ice lollies)
4 Small strawberries chopped
We used mini silicone moulds from a brand called Silkomart purchased on amazon. You can use any moulds of your choice. Our ones are tiny so if you have bigger ones you will need to double or even triple the ingredients. We used strawberries but feel free to use any fruit of your choice.
Place all the ingredients except for the strawberries in a blender and blend until smooth. If you are using the Silkomart moulds which are open you will need to insert the sticks in before you pour the mixture in. We made this mistake and we had a big mess on our kitchen floor! Place pieces of strawberries into each of the moulds then pour the mixture and place in the freezer. If you have normal moulds you do not need to insert the sticks in before pouring the mixture. Just place the pieces of fruit in first, pour in the mixture and place in the freezer. After 30 minutes you can insert the sticks. After 5 hours they should be ready. Enjoy!
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