Summertime is the best time for cold treats, like these decadent, smooth popsicles filled with freshly toasted coconut and pure vanilla. These are perfect to enjoy poolside or for mid-summer storm watching from the patio.
Coconut popsicles have always been my favorite. When I ordered these popsicle molds, I knew that the first ones I would make would be coconut. Not just any coconut though, not your run-of-the-mill plain coconut. Oh no, these would be creamy and flavorful and rich, with simple yet luxurious flavors of vanilla and nutty toasted coconut.
If you want to get really fancy, these would be even better with vanilla beans fresh from the pod. I decided to keep it simple and just use pure vanilla extract.
Toasted Coconut & Vanilla Popsicles
1 cup vanilla coconut milk (I used Silk)
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp brown sugar
Heat a dry pan over medium heat and add one cup of coconut flakes. Stir frequently until golden brown and then remove to a bowl and let cool.
In a small saucepan, mix together vanilla coconut milk, unsweetened coconut milk and brown sugar. Stir over low heat just until the brown sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla. Combine with toasted coconut and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid, about 5-8 hours depending on the size of your popsicles.
Enjoy! What’s your favorite summer treat?
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