I remember when I was a kid growing up in a small town my mom and I would stop by the local jiffy store and pick up these whole fruit coconut popsicles. Now normally I am not the biggest fan of coconut, it's not that I don't like it but sometimes I am not a huge fan of the texture but for some reason these particular pops hit the spot on a hot summer day...
Years later and out of nowhere all I can think of are these pops! These are an amplified versions of my childhood pops, I added some lime juice and zest to cut through that rich and creamy coconut flavor and chopped the coconut shreds extra fine as to avoid any super chewy shreds. The result? A super creamy yet light pop whose texture is reminiscent of sherbet - so refreshing! In fact, these are so good they're worthy of Harry Nilsson himself.
I have to admit I have never actually bought a fresh coconut before so I found this video helpful for draining/cracking the coconut.
Put the Lime in the Coconut (Popsicles)
makes 6 popsicles
1 (33.6oz.) can of light coconut milk
1 (5.02oz) container of Oikos coconut vanilla yogurt
juice and zest from half a lime
1/4 finely chopped coconut
1/4 cup sugar
*Depending on preferences you might want to add more sugar or more lime, taste before you freeze!
1.Add all ingredients together in a sauce pan and heat over medium low, you want to do this in order to melt the sugar. Once the mixture is combined, cool to room temp. then pour into desired molds and freeze.
Shout out to Mom for getting me this awesome Anthropologie plate