I hope you’re enjoying the dwindling days of summer before all the craziness starts up again.
This is actually the first year I’ve enjoyed summer. I am usually in the pit of despair, suffering in the hot, sweaty, mosquito-y dungeons of June-August.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR!!!
This year, every time I felt like complaining, I would look at all the summer aesthetics on Pinterest and be inspired to live accordingly.
Which inspired these popsicles.
And lemme tell ya.
I made it a sort of summer tradition to go sit on the porch, French café music playing in the background, watercolor paper and paint in front of me, with one of these in hand.
If you’re still holding on to the summer dream, this is the perfect recipe to keep you in the spirit.
PEACH COCONUT POPSICLES:
Okay, one more thing: I forgot to take pictures of the actually cooking process……sooooo I improvised a little.
Here are some badly hand-drawn instructions for you:
You’re going to gather all your ingredients! I used canned peaches, but if you want to use fresh or frozen, just do whatever your heart tells you to do.
I also used half-and-half milk, which is what I would recommend for MAXIMUM CREAMINESS™️.
Then you’re going to toss those peaches into a blender or food processor. I used an immersion blender, which worked wonders.
Toss in your milk and sugar (***you can also add a teaspoon of vanilla here too, if you want***) and whisk it together, or blend it again.
That’s it for the peach layer!
No blender needed for the coconut layer! Combine all ingredients (coconut, coconut milk, vanilla, and sugar) into a bowl and mix.
***WARNING: INTENSE VANILLA AND COCONUT SMELLS MIGHT MAKE YOU SWOON***
If you want those beautiful layers, pour in your peach mixture about a 1/4 of the way full into your popsicle molds, right to where it is here. (I used a funnel, which made things a lot easier, but you can just spoon it in as well)
ON THE OTHER HAND! You can mix the coconut and peach mixture together! I did this with part of my mixture and it tastes like a peach pina colada. #yas
So if you don’t care about the layers/individual flavors, just lump them together, pour into the molds, and freeze.
After you have the first layer ready, pop it in the freezer for fifteen minutes, or until there’s a firm layer on top.
THIS IS CRUCIAL.
I have five ugly marble-sicles in my freezer that prove it.
So now you’re just going to repeat the above directions for the coconut layer, then add another peach layer, and voila!
You can obviously interchange the layers depending on which flavor you like the most.
Now sit back, drink in a few rays, and have a popsicle…or two.
Hope you enjoyed my glorious artwork XD
Peach Coconut Popsicles:
For the Peach Layer:
• 1 15oz can of peaches
• 1/4 C sugar
• 1/2 C half-&-half milk
For the Coconut Layer:
• 1 C sweetened coconut
• 1 1/2 C full-fat coconut milk
• 1/2 C sugar
• 1 t vanilla
For the peach layer:
Dump peaches into a blender or food processor. Combine until soupy. Add sugar, half-&-half. Combine in blender or whisk together.
For the coconut layer:
Add coconut, coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk together.
For the layers:*
Fill your popsicle molds 1/4 of the way with peach mixture.
Freeze for roughly 15 minutes, or until the layer is firm but not solid.
Repeat with coconut layer.
Freeze for 4-6 hours.
Add another peach layer.
*If you don’t want layers, you can combine the peach/coconut mixtures together, pour into molds, and freeze.