Oh hey! Did you hear? It's POPSICLE WEEK!! It's been super sunny here in Vancouver, and I've cleared my freezer for a permanent spot for my popsicle molds. I mean, it was nearly 75 degrees here today! I know, that's hardly anything. But even this California girl can feel it getting pretty toasting up here every now and then. Definitely warm enough for popsicles.
I really wanted to go tropical with this recipe. Currently, a big hunk of my family is having a mini reunion in the small village town where my grandfather was born in Hawaii. Sadly, we could not make it out this year, but I have been so inspired by the flavors. So for all of us that can't make it out for an island getaway, I will bring the tropics to you.
Today, I went with Roasted Pineapple Coconut Popsicles. With a touch of fresh lime juice and dark brown sugar, the pineapple roasted up super sweet and caramely. I paired pineapple pieces with a creamy mixture of coconut milk, vanilla yogurt, and a touch of sugar. Originally, I blended everything together, but the color was not very pleasing (due to the brown sugar and roasted goodness). They still tasted fantastic, so whether you like you pineapple whole or blended, either way will do.
Makes about 6 popsicles, depending on the capacity of your mold.
Want to learn more about Popsicle Week? Head on over to Wit and Vinegar to check out over 40 blogger popsicle favorites!! There are so many amazing flavors to try all summer long. Some that have made it on my "must try" list so far include:
The Artful Desperado's Dairy Free Black Forest Popsicles
Coco Cake Land's Earl Grey Milky Tea Popsicles
and Shutterbean's Raspberry Lemon Yogurt Popsicles
Seriously, go check 'em all out! And let me know what ones you plan to try! Don't forget to look up #popsicleweek to follow along on Instagram and Twitter.