It’s summertime which means lots of time out in the sun. It is super easy to make home made popsicles rather than buying the sugary ones from the store or spending a lot on the organic natural ones. All you need is fruit, juice or sparkling water and agave to make these little yummies. Take a trip with your kids to Whole Foods and pick out some new and unusual fruit to try a new popsicle flavor. We picked up three different types of melons I have never seen before and they were all amazing.
Coconut Melon Popsicles
1 cup coconut milk
1 Tablespoon coconut extract
1/2 cup honey
1 sugar kiss melon (or you can use cantaloupe/honeydew)
1/2 cup sparkling coconut water
Add any fresh fruit(I love adding pomegranate seeds)
In a measuring cup pour coconut milk, honey and extract and stir. Fill your mold halfway with coconut mixture and freeze 2 hours. Scoop out flesh of melon and discard seeds. Place in a blender and add coconut water. Fill the rest of the mold with the melon mixture, add lid and popsicle sticks and freeze another two hours. Enjoy
For a special non alcoholic touch place popsicle in a glass and add sparkling coconut water. For an adult beverage add Prosecco instead of water.
Another treat I found amazing in Grand Cayman on a trip is Coconut Sorbet. This is simple and natural and very refreshing for a hot day. We were served beachside at the Ritz!
2 cans coconut milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup agave nectar
2 tsp coconut extract
Mix all ingredients and pour into a pan to freeze for at least an hour.
The Ritz adds lime juice for a different twist.
Serve with fruit pool or beach side!