These popsicles are inspired by one of my favorite food blogs of da moment, Lady and Pups. She posted these fig popsicles a few weeks ago and I couldn’t stop staring at them. I mean…they’re just visions.
I’ve been looking for ways to use kiwi because I’m pretty sure there are absolutely zero kiwi recipes on this entire blog and I thought that was a bit strange. But then, I realized something: kiwis are best eaten exactly as they come. They don’t need to be ground up or baked or mixed with other fruits or oats. They’re best enjoyed in their very natural and fresh state.
I didn’t do much to these except peel them and slice them in half (so they’d fit in the molds properly). The surrounding mixture is just sweetened coconut milk. I used light so it wouldn’t be overly creamy. And on a really hot day (read: everyday rn in LA) these hit the spot. They really do.
In other news, are you one of those psycho people that can bite into popsicles. Because you freak me out. Josh can do this and every time he bites down on one, I have to turn away because it’s a horrifying sight.
Anyway, this weekend + you + these popsicles. Get into it. Or them. Get into them.
- 2 cans of light coconut milk
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- Pinch of salt
- 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
- Just a heads up, the sifting of the powdered sugar is super important because then you’ll have little balls of powdered sugar throughout the coconut milk and that ain’t cute! In a bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, sifted powdered sugar and salt until smooth.
- Next, halve most of the kiwis. Pour in a teeny bit of coconut milk into each mold. Place the kiwi slices at the bottom, facing outward. I placed them back to back so they would press against mold on either side. This made them super visible after the popsicles were frozen. Top them with a few more slices of kiwi and fill them about half way. Next, stick in the popsicles sticks. I found this the way to go since the slices of kiwis should help the popsicle sticks stand upright. Fill with the remaining coconut milk mixture. Transfer to the freezer and freeze for at least 8 hours, ideally overnight.
- To remove, run the molds under warm water until they pop out when you pull on the popsicle sticks.