When I found this coconut popsicles I decided I’d prepare them for my daughter’s return from China, where she stayed for 3 1/2 months with her university.
So I did. Yesterday afternoon I prepared them and she arrived yesterday evening. Today I asked her if she would mind being my model for the coconut popsicles, and she agreed.
The result? A pleasant serie of photos that put together the coconut popsicle plus…my happiness to have her back home, her happiness to be back, her joy in eating one of her favorite ice cream flavors and…a proud mom ;-D.
These coconut popsicles are pretty easy to prepare and reminds me the ones I used to eat at the beach, in Rio, when I was a child. They are prepared with coconut milk and vanilla.
Give them a try ;-D. I found this simple recipe at Leite’s blog.
- 250 ml/14 ounce coconut milk
- ½ vanilla bean
- 2½ Tbsp sugar (if you prefer a sweeter taste, use 4 Tbsp)
- a pinch of salt
- Divide the vanilla bean in two lenghtwise.
- Take half of it and scrap the seeds and put both the bean and seeds into a small pan. Add the coconut milk, sugar, salt and turn on medium gas.
- Cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally, paying attention not to let it boil.
- When done, turn off the gas and let it cool down for at least one hour.
- Remove the vanilla bean and stir the mixture. Pour it into a measuring cup to make it easier to pour into the popsicles moulds.
- Put in the freezer and after one hour add the wood sticks.
- Buon appetito!