Coconut reminds me of summer, always.
I remember a “gelateria” in Ubatuba, Brazil, that had some amazing coconut popsicles. Going there in the evening was the highlight of our summer holidays at the beach. They had this white coconut popscicle, with lots of coconut that was my family’s favorite. In my wildest dream I would have 2 of those every day but my sister and I were never allowed. lol
I searched for a recipe and I found one in the Skinnytaste blog, which by the way has amazing and healthy recipes.
I modified it, as always using Splenda, and substituted some of the evaporated milk for 5 % cream, I wanted a more creamery taste. Because of the evaporated milk they are not white as the ones I used to enjoy but they were delicious, rich and a real filling treat. We can’t have enough of them now!
1/2 can evaporated milk
1/2 can 5% cream ( I used the same can of the evaporated milk as a measure)
1 can coconut milk (the is a low fat version if you are trying to cut down calories)
1/2 cup Splenda or sugar
2 tsp coconut extract
1/2 cup of shredded sweetened coconut
Blend all ingredients, pour into the popsicles molds and freeze. Enjoy!
written by Raquel Boyes