I had an entire week's worth of real weddings to show you over the next five days, but for whatever reason, the photos are coming up as question marks on all of them! Geez louise... So until I get that worked out, I hope this post can tide you over. At least this one is a lot more refreshing and tasty and timely than the others!
So here's the situation: The truth of the matter is, when you're reading this, the Petajas, the Byers (sis and bro-in-law), and the Hughes (parental units) are sittin' fat and sassy on the beach right now. So in honor of sand and steamy summer afternoons, I thought I'd share something fitting: Strawberry-Coconut-Cream-Popsicles. This isn't much of a recipe, seeing as how I don't really have specific measurements, but you'll get the gist of it and make them your own, right? After paying $2.50 for a homemade popsicle from a joint here in Nashville (though they're worth every penny of that $2.50--don't get me wrong), I thought, Well, hot dang. I can make these! So, viola.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Strawberries : Frozen Coconut Shavings
French Vanilla Coffee Creamer (I use Coffee Mate)
Milk : Popsicle Molds : Blender
Wash your strawberries...
...and remove the hull.
Throw in the strawberries (I used about 16 oz), 1/2 cup of coconut shavings, French Vanilla creamer to taste (I probably used close to 1.5 cups or so) and about 1/2 cup of milk. Really, just add these things to taste. Then blend the goodness together until it's the consistency of a smoothie.
Pour into the popsicle molds.
These will take a few hours to freeze, so make them in the morning for a late afternoon treat! To remove the popsicles from the mold, you'll probably have to run the molds under warm water. I've never made them with any other ingredients, but I'm sure they'd be tasty with raspberries or blueberries. Heck, you could even get crazy and add in granola or oats to make them healthy... right...