4.30.2013

Blood Orange and Coconut Creamsicles


Okay kids!  It's time to start thinking about and prepping for hot summer days!  Despite whatever the weather is doing wherever you are you definitely need to have these lovely creamsicles in your recipe repertoire.  

Fresh, natural and vegan ( a big plus in my book), these taste heavenly.  Now I know that for most of us, blood oranges are a winter food, not a summer food so rather than get hung up on semantics if you can get blood oranges brilliant,  but if you can't,  substitute with whatever lovely citrus (or other) fruit juice you can get your hands on.

Rather than combine the creamy portion with the juice portion, I decided to go for a fun striped effect by layering my coconut milk with the juice and freezing the pops in stages. I also popped in a small amount of  sliced strawberries, lime zest, juice and toasted coconut. 

If I close my eyes I can almost smell the fragrance of suntan oil, feel the warm Trade Wind breezes and the sand between my toes.  Bliss...

Blood Orange and Coconut Creamsicles
2 Cups unsweetened coconut milk, halved
3 T. maple syrup
1 Cup Blood (or other) Orange juice, freshly squeezed
Sliced strawberries, toasted coconut, zest and juice of one lime

Sweeten one cup of the coconut milk with the 3 T. maple syrup.  Leave the other unsweetened.
Pour the sweetened milk into the bottom of the popsicle mold, about 1/3 of the way.  Add slices strawberries, zest or toasted coconut. Place the sticks and lid on top.  Freeze. Gently lift the lid while leaving the popsicle sticks embedded in the creamsicle.  Combine the juice of the lime with the orange juice, and pour into the molds to fill 2/3 of the container.  I used a small funnel to get around the popsicle sticks.  Freeze.  Repeat step 2 by pouring the unsweetened coconut milk into the top 1/3 remaining space. Freeze.  Run under slightly warm water for a few seconds to loosen the pops.
Enjoy.

*Striped pops are best made in a popsicle mold with a removable top.  I used the Norpro Popsicle Mold found here.





18 comments :

Chris Scheuer said...

Scrumptious looking! What a lovely guilt-free treat!

Meg said...

Oh my goodness these look amazing! I LOVE the pattern and the ingredients sound incredible together. Bring on some warmer weather!!! xx

Laura (Tutti Dolci) said...

I love these pops, the layers are so pretty!

Milk and Honey said...

Summer on a stick. I love it. I can hear the angels singing...

Sarah said...

Orange and...coconut! I don't think I've ever had that combo before, but I am down with it. I'm down with these popsicles.

ashley - baker by nature said...

These popsicles look like the ultimate Summer day treat! I waaaaaant!

Tiffany | baking at tiffany's said...

I am craving these right now. They look so refreshing. And they're easy and pretty!

Justine Sulia said...

These popsicles are beautiful and look so refreshing! Mine never seem to come out looking so pretty!

Justine@cookingandbeer

Pink Patisserie said...

Thank you Chris!

Pink Patisserie said...

Thanks Meg! We've got sun here for the next 5 days! Woo too! Time to break out the pops!

Pink Patisserie said...

Thanks Laura!

Kate said...

this sound incredible! I need to get a Popsicle mold

Anonymous said...

i'd leave mine unsweetened, it would be diabetic friendly

Terris | Free Eats said...

Blood orange and coconut! What a lovely combination and beautiful to look at. I can't wait to try the recipe when it warms up around here.

Katie Brigstock said...

These look so perfect I can't wait for summer to get here so that I can try these out! Katie x

Grandbabycakes said...

Wow those are seriously so gorgeous! I love the flavor combination. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog!

Full Lace Wigs said...

Oh my God, these look so delicious!
Mouth watering post, as funny as it may sound.

Tara said...

Just finished putting these together and in the freezer for the kids! They are not happy they have to wait until the morning to eat them :) Happy to have found you, these fit nicely into our vegan diet.
Wait... .au you are from Australia? Perfect! My blog is an exact puplication of my journals when I was an exchagne student!
PS - your images are fantastic!

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