Such a perfect treat on a hot summer day! Homemade Coconut Creamy Popsicles are made with fresh shaved coconut, coconut milk and vanilla paste for a flavor burst!
I realized something a little while ago, I make so many fruit popsicles every week but I am yet to make creamy popsicles! What gives?
I really needed to remedy that because creamy ones are my favorite. I often get creamy coconut popsicles from the store but I have never made them myself. I wanted to experiment with making them out of Silk Coconut milk and fresh coconut. It came out amazing!
Silk Coconut milk is very light in flavor and I wanted to capture that in a popsicle. They turned out very light, with crisp flavor and not overly sweet. It’s much more refreshing this way. But, if you do like them to be sweet, just taste the mixture before freezing to see if you need more sugar.
I really wanted the coconut flavor of these popsicles to be authentic and strong. I decided to make coconut flakes from fresh coconut. It might take a little extra time but the flavor is amazing, and it’s actually really easy. All you have to do is open the coconut. Bake the two halves (still in the shell) at 400 for about 20 minutes.
The meat of the coconut will start peeling off of the shell. Pry all the meat from the shell with a butter knife and peel off the outer, brown skin with a potato peeler. Finally, shred coconut on a large grater. You can freeze remaining shredded coconut in an air-tight freezer bag.
Coconut Vanilla Creamy Popsicles
- 3 cups Coconut Milk
- 1 1/2 cups Coconut flakes
- 1 tsp Vanilla paste or 1 vanilla bean
- 2 Tbsp white granulated sugar more if desired
- If using whole coconut to make the flakes: open the coconut. Bake the two halves (still in the shell) at 400 for about 20 minutes. The meat of the coconut will start peeling off of the shell. Pry all the meat from the shell and peel off the outer, brown skin with a potato peeler. Shred coconut on a large grater. Set the desired amount aside in a mixing bowl. You can freeze the remaining coconut.
- In a small sauce pot, combine coconut milk, sugar and vanilla. Heat it up but don't boil.
- Pour hot coconut milk mixture in a bowl with coconut flakes. Mix well and let it stand to cool completely.
- Once it's cooled, divide the mixture among the popsicle molds and try to get even amount of coconut shavings and milk.
- Cover each mold with saran wrap and poke popsicle stick through. Freeze for at least 4 hours.