Nothing beats our Coconut Mojito on a hot summer day. At least, that’s what I used to think.
Enter, the Coconut Mojito Popsicle. [pause for reaction]
I know. Mind blowing stuff right?
You see, what started as a fun weekend project- may have very well become my new addiction and don’t worry, you will have a front row seat as popsicle making replaces my social life this summer. I will be fostering my newfound passion for pops by creating a series of popsicles inspired by Lazy Dog cocktails.
Note: If you have a favorite Lazy Dog libation you’d like to see transformed in to a delicious frozen treat, leave a comment and let me know! All popsicle challenges will be accepted wholeheartedly,
Round 1, the Coconut Mojito Popsicle. (non-alcoholic)
Before we get started, a little tip from one popsicle maker to the next, nothing groundbreaking, but an important thing to remember. If the mixture tastes good, the popsicle will taste good. Taste test your final mixture before pouring it in to the molds. You can always modify your mix before freezing.
Follow your taste buds.
Makes: 10 (2.5oz) frozen popsicles
1 Popsicle Mold (buy the one I used here)
10 popsicle sticks (you can get them here)
2 Limes, for juice + zest
1 Can Coconut Milk, light (13.5 oz)
¼ cup Sugar
½ cup Shredded Coconut, unsweetened
1 cup Milk, skim
1 handful of Fresh Mint
In a saucepan over medium hear, combine coconut milk, skim milk and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add mint leaves and let cool. Once it has cooled, remove the mint leaves and add lime juice, lime zest and shredded coconut. Mix together. (It smells sooooo good.) Pour mixture into popsicle molds using a pitcher, ladle or small jar. Once all molds are full, place lid on top and insert popsicle sticks before freezing.
Let these freeze at least 4-5 hours. Ideally you want to wait overnight. When you are ready to enjoy, you can let thaw for a few minutes or if you are impatient, like me, you can run the mold under hot water to loosen the pops from the mold.
One more thing! If you want to make more pops, but aren’t ready to eat all 10, you can place each one in a small sandwich bag, seal and put back in freezer until you are ready to enjoy. Trust me, this is important; you will want to make more almost immediately.
Welcome to the popsicle project.
Words + Photography: R. Simms