Spring is here and with it, warmer days! I've been wanting to make something with lime and every time I go to our natural grocers, I see limes and I want to buy them.
And at random times, I have the coconut song stuck in my head by Harry Nilsson.
Doesn't this happen to anyone else?
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, and you'll feel better
Thanks to both Harry Nilsson and my urge to buy limes, I came up with this quick popsicle recipe that Sophie has really been enjoying.
Coconut Lime Popsicles
free of: dairy, soy, gluten, eggs, tree-nuts
1 1/2 cup organic coconut flakes
1 can organic coconut milk (full fat, 13.66 ounces)
7 tablespoons fresh squeezed organic lime juice (about 5 limes)
1/2 cup organic maple syrup
Add coconut flakes to high-powered blender and blend briefly until the flakes are very fine shreds (almost a powdery consistency).
Add coconut milk, maple syrup and lime juice.
Blend just enough to mix the ingredients.
Add to popsicle molds, and freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen completely.
* You can buy finely shredded coconut in place of the coconut flakes, but that's what I had on hand this time. Larger flakes would be good in the popsicle too, but would add a different texture.