Coconut Kiwi Popsicle & FOOD FIGHT: Ice Cream vs Fruit Pops

It’s the 1st of June and that means… FOOD FIGHT!!

Today, the fight is between Homemade Ice Cream and Fruit Pops!

As always, I’m bringing something to the fight! Delicious and refreshing Coconut Kiwi Fruit Pops!

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 I love making fruit pops and since we live in FL, I make them a lot. Having 9 months of summer really brings out the need for frozen treats. There is also plenty of fruit to experiment.

My new favorite drink is coconut water and I’ve been a little obsessed with coconut water popsicles. They are light, refreshing and delicious. A batch of these pops is about 370-400 calories (depending on the amount of fruit in it) and there are 8 pops in the batch. This is definitely my new favorite popsicle and I can’t wait to share more with you!

Ice cream on the other hand, is still something I haven’t tried making myself. I have plenty of recipe inspiration for ice cream below, though!

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Coconut Kiwi Popsicle & FOOD FIGHT: Ice Cream vs Fruit Pops
 
Ingredients
  • 16.9 oz container of coconut water
  • 4 tbs cream of coconut
  • 8 slices of kiwi
  • ½ cup chopped kiwi
Instructions
  1. Whisk coconut water and cream of coconut together.
  2. Separate the mixture between the popsicle molds but don't fill all the way up.
  3. Split the chopped kiwi between the molds (feel free to add more if you want).
  4. Slide the kiwi slices along a side of the popsicle mold that way it will stay to the side and look pretty!
  5. Cover the mold with saran wrap, tightly. Carefully stick the popsicle sticks in the center of each pop.
  6. Freeze for at least two hours.
Notes
Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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On To The Food Fight!!

In  the LEFT corner, we have ICE CREAM…

In the RIGHT corner, we have FRUIT POPS…

There were so many delicious recipes linked to the submission party, thank you all for contributing to the fight!

Now, they will battle and then, you will VOTE! Leave a comment here or on any social media and tell me who do you think is the winner here. The winning team will be shared everywhere I can!

The FOOD FIGHT happens right here, every month! You can SUBMIT a recipe that you think will help the future team WIN at the party on the 14th of every month!  July’s battle will be … wait for it…


Lemon vs Lime!

And…

FIGHT!

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Carrot Ginger Ice Cream      |     Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

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                      Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream  |  Raspberry Mascarpone Cheesecake Popsicles

Lady-Behind-The-Curtain-Strawberry-Cheesecake-Ice-Cream-3      Coconut-Kiwi-Pops 1 willcookforsmiles.com

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream       |   Coconut Kiwi Pops (Above)

easy-dulce-de-leche-ice-cream-1-of-1       Greyhound Poptail g

Dulce de Leche Ice Cram        |     Grapefruit & Strawberry Poptails

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Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream   |   Frozen Fruit Pops

DD-Strawberry-Banana-Ice-Cream-14     watermelon popsicles

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream    |    Watermelon Whole Fruit Pops

PS IMG_4159     9PeachPopsicles

Birthday Cake Ice Cream     |      Ginger Peach Popsicles

8032637031_f3fe129360_o        avocado popsicles 3 words

Fresh Mint and M&M Ice Cream   |    Avocado Popsicles

3 Ingredient Ice Cream       Blackberry-Peach-Colada-Popsicles

3-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream    |   Blackberry Peach Colada Pops

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     Chocolate Malted Ice Cream   |   Strawberry Raspberry Popsicles

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Coffee Beam Kahlua Ice Cream   |   Mango Kiwi Limeade Fruit Pops

PB-Brownie-Ice-Cream2      Cherry Limeade Pops 4 edited

PB Brownie Batter Swirl Ice cream      |   Cherry Limeade Popsicle

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Rocky Road Ice Cream         |     White Peach Nectarine and Rose Water Creamsicles

white-choc-raspberry-ice-cream-10-600        IMG_5436

White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream |   Fruit Pops With Coconut Milk

Skinny-Lemon-Ice-Cream-2-words        Melon Berry Pops 4

Easy Lemon Ice Cream      |   Honeydew Berry Popsicles

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The Belgian Supreme Ice Cream  |    US Flag Pops

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Heart Strawberry Ice Cream       |     Mojito Popsicles

Coconut-1024x1009        PS 1 Frozen Cheesecake Popcicles (7)

Coconut Dream Ice Cream    |   Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles

snickerdoodle-ice-cream-3          Mexican-Paletas-For-Cinco-De-Mayo-Pineappleandcoconut.com-CincoDeMayo-1

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream      |      Mexican Aqua Fresca Popsicles

IMG_9655       Kiwi Sangria Popsicles 2

Banana Almond Butter Ice Cream  |   Kiwi Sangria Popsicles

DSC03943        mango lassi1

Cinnamon Caramel Ice Cream     |    Mango lassi Popsicles

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Lemon Lime Ice Cream     |    Double Berry Coconut Pops

DSCN2783-001       strwbrryorngbnanapops

 Popcorn Ice Cream               |        Strawberry Banana and Orange Pops

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Cardamom and Rose Water Ice Cream     |    Strawberry Margarita Pops

IMG_0589-1_thumb       lody2

Vanilla Toffee Ice Cream     |    Gooseberry Popsicles

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my gracious … such a TOUGH battle!!! Thank you for including my Kiwi Sangria Popsicles. I’m totally torn on my vote … but am going to have to go with FRUIT POPS to support ‘my’ team!
    Have a fabulous weekend, Lyuba!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  2. says

    All of these look great! I’d choose ice cream over ice pops. My son would probably choose Ice pops. I love the kiwi idea in the ice pop.

  3. says

    we are IN LOVE with all of these popsicle recipes! during summer we’d much rather lick our food than chew it! i’m trying this soon and will link up over at our website when I do! thanks again!!!

  4. says

    These are gorgeous pops! I love the kiwi in the center. Of course I’m going to have to go ice cream in the voting here. Gotta support my team. :-)

  5. says

    All of your treats look wonderful.
    I wonder if you have heard of Bedloo. It is a voting site. I put one on my blog a couple of posts back when I was trying to decide on the finish for a table. You could do that with your treats to. It actually allows people the ability to vote right on your blog. It’s pretty cool actually. Check it out.
    I am certainly going to try those coconut kiwi pops! It has been hot here in FL the last few days. Hope this storm passes us by without incident! Stay safe!

  6. says

    These look beautiful! I’d have to go for team ice cream but those popsicles all look wonderful and are probably much quicker to make!

  7. says

    I’m obsessed with coconut water too!! These popsicles look amazing! My boys would love them! I LOVE this list of ice creams and popsicles! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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