Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

This is only my second summer living in Arizona, but I have to say this summer has been much more tolerable compared to last year…and that is even with me currently being almost 7 months pregnant! I heard about a monsoon season last year and don’t remember seeing really any rain. This summer though we have actually gotten some rain and with more rain, it’s mostly been in the low 100s! I mean, don’t get me wrong, 105 is still way too hot for my liking, but it’s better than a lot of the 118 days we saw last year!

Being pregnant does make it more difficult to be out and about on the hotter days though. I find after running just a couple of errands, I am usually ready to get back home, get a big glass of ice water, and put my feet up! Oh, and get a snack. Let’s not forget about the importance of snacking! I made these strawberry coconut popsicles a few weeks ago and they were my favorite afternoon treat! These are a great sub for a smoothie if you are looking to change things up a bit. The strawberries are sweetened with a touch of honey and pair so wonderfully with the creamy coconut milk! They do not contain any added sugars, dyes, or artificial flavors which make them the perfect treat for the whole family!

Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Add the strawberries and honey to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Simmer until the strawberries are soft. Remove from the heat. Use a fork or a potato masher to break down the strawberries and let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the coconut milk and vanilla extract. Spoon some of the coconut milk into each popsicle mold followed by a scoop of the strawberry mixture, followed by more of the coconut milk and so on until filled. You can use a butter knife to mix the strawberries in each mold if desired. Let the popsicles freeze at least 4 hours or overnight.

Please note that the amount of popsicles this recipe makes can vary depending on what types of molds you use. Mine are on the larger size and this recipe gave me 6 popsicles.

Nutrition (6 popsicles; serving size is 1 popsicle): Calories: 58; Fat: 1.5g; Carbs: 11.5g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: .6g

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Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

   

13 comments

  1. These look super yummy! I’ve got a can of coconut milk on the counter now, ready to turn into popsicles!

  2. I was a popsicle addict when I was pregnant – I ate them for breakfast some days and it definitely helped to deal with the heat. These are amazing – wish I’d discovered them then! (But even sans pregnancy – I may have to give them a try now!)

  3. I am honestly convinced you must be some kind of wizard or superhuman to be able to be 7 months pregnant AND tolerate that kind of heat. I’m onto you, Wizard Woman…

    In the meantime, please put your feet up, sip on some ice water and eat handfuls of these popsicles because oh my gosh, they’re the textbook definition of refreshing.

  4. Mmm I need to try this recipe for popsicles, they look so delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. We’ve been getting some rain too and it is lovely :) These popsicles are perfect though for the inevitable crazy hot days!

  6. How gorgeous are these popsicles, and simple! I love that you include the nutrition info!

  7. OMGosh Stephanie, these look absolutely delicious. I have a whole bunch of strawberries in the fridge I need to use up soon so I’ll be making these tomorrow once I pick up the coconut milk (actually I think I might have some in).

    Stunning!

  8. Looks great and refreshing! The two main ingredients surely complement each other!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  9. Whoa these look delicious! Coconut milk and strawberry? Sounds amazing! Especially for helping to deal with the heat! :)

  10. These popsicles look delicious!!

  11. I really need to try this recipe – very easy to make and I love coconut milk. My kids can put blueberries or strawberries and maybe mango too. I can imagine the variation already! YUM! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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