Recipe: Easy Limeade, Pineapple and Coconut Popsicles

Thursday, August 08, 2013

I like me an "exotic" flavored popsicle, and I'm not willing to shell out $4 a piece each time I want one. Plus, it's always nice knowing exactly what's going into your frozen treats. So I invested in a $3 popsicle mold and went to town coming up with different flavor combinations.

My favorite drink for the summertime is, hands down, limeade. Believe it or not, it wasn't until my senior year in college that I had my first taste of limeade, or at least limeade that was memorable enough for me to remember! It was Odwalla's Summertime Lime limeade, and after I had my first taste, I started making my own limeade (mix the juice of 6 limes and about 2 cups simple syrup in a 2-quart pitcher and fill the rest of the pitcher with water. Add mint for extra dimension).

So I made some limeade pops.

I also created a layered popsicle by layering limeade with pureed pineapple/chili pepper. I froze one layer at a time before adding the next. It turned out to be a really nice frozen treat, as the sweet limeade played well off of the slightly tart and slightly spicy pineapple pepper layers.

Lastly, I tried something completely new: I bought a can of coconut milk, dumped some frozen fruit bits into it and poured it into the popsicle molds. Creamy and slightly coconutty, and the little "surprise" fruit bits were nice.

What are some of your favorite popsicle combinations?

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