We had a little cold snap here in Texas and it’s jacket weather again…but I’m dying for summer to start. I’ve already begun making lemonade and sun tea, in an attempt to hurry things along. It’s not working. But I shall keep persevering, because, you know, that’s how I am. Summer won’t come if I don’t hurry it along, right? LOL! So, here’s my latest effort. Easy recipe for a popsicle? Heck yea! And, a deliciously cold treat. I love these Coconut Milk and Banana Funfetti Popsicles. Mmmm…summer must be right around the corner, right? Right?! Heh.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s not summer I want so bad, but the treats that come with it. It’s like I can’t get enough of frozen desserts. Did you realize that I post an ice cream recipe at least once a month if not 3 or 4 times? I’m cold-treat-obsessed. And, don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a good, warm bowl of soup, but there’s just something awesome about a cold treat on a hot day. All that juice dripping down your arm…the sticky heat on the porch and a cold bowl in your lap.
Yeah, it’s the treats. It’s all about the treats. Maybe I should forget about summer and just give-in to my cold treat obsession all year long. Heh.
Banana Coconut Milk Funffeti Popsicles
- 2 cans coconut milk
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tspn vanilla extract
- 2 bananas
- ¼ cup funfetti sprinkles
- Refrigerate coconut milk in the can overnight (or pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes, if that’s all you’ve got). This is so it will separate.
- Open your cans and scoop the thick cream part into a bowl, trying to get as little of the coconut water as possible. Discard coconut water or just set aside for chugging later, whatever.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla to the coconut cream.
- Mix on high 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer until it becomes stiff and fluffy.
- Mash your banana in a separate bowl, then, when it's mashed so crazy it's not even funny, add it to your coconut milk mixture and blend for another 2-3 minutes, until it's a smooth mixture of awesome.
- Refrain from eating (because it gets better).
- Fill your popsicle forms about ⅔ (ish) of the way up.
- Sprinkle a large dose of funfetti sprinkles on top (like a tablespoon per popsicle, or more).
- Freeze overnight (or just 2 hours if you’re really impatient).
- Remove from freezer and run warm water over form until popsicles slide out easily.
So, I’d love to hear how your coconut milk and banana funfetti popsicles turn out! Leave me a comment below, or hit me up on Facebook…I’d be so excited to hear from you!