Coconut popsicles (vegan)
- 1x 320g can of sweetened condensed coconut milk
(I found this brand Nature's Charm that is dairy free, soy, lactose, and gluten-free)
- Coconut flesh, approximately 2 coconuts
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups coconut milk unsweetened
- 1x 200g coconut cream
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
Finely mince the coconut flesh with a food processor, and set aside.
Combine the condensed coconut milk, and coconut cream, pour them into a blender with the minced coconut and mix until the lumps disappear and the mix is a bit more creamy.
* Note: Don't panic if the coconut absorbs the liquids, keep mixing and adding the rest of the ingredients.*
Add the vanilla extract, and pour the cups of coconut milk, one at the time. Keep an eye on the consistency. Stop the blender and help yourself with a rubber spatula, scrape the sides, bottom and combine all well.
Note that the mixture should look creamy but runny at the same time. Keep adding the coconut milk, blend and check the consistency.
Check the sweetness and add the maple syrup if necessary.
Pour the mixture in your popsicle containers. In my case I have a super convenient one made of silicone, easy to remove them when they're ready and they have this cool traditional popsicle shape.
Place them in the freezer and wait for a couple of hours until they are completely frozen, or just leave them overnight.